Like many gardeners, I anticipate the arrival of my monthly magazines. One of the ones that arrived a couple of days ago is Garden Illustrated. I do read all my magazines otherwise why get them?
It was therefore with great joy that, in the May Edition of Gardens Illustrated, Freda Kim Flowers has a full page picture of an arrangement of two Solomon's Seal Stems and some buttercups. The new book: Blooms: Contemporary Floral Design is reviewed and sounds very interesting and maybe our Regional Interlibrary lending platform will hold this at some time in the future!
I do enjoy looking at flower arrangements at festivals and exhibitions and making simple ones for our home, but I have never been drawn into attending classes or imitating the wonderful arrangements my mother and her florists used to make. I have gained so much inspiration from Cathy's group In a Vase on Monday, and from looking to see some very good gardeners and 'Contemporary Floral Artistry' so do go and explore if you have time.
Today's simple arrangement has just three elements...please do say what the term is for different types of plant material.
White flowers are Centaurea Montana Alba
Tall Blue flowers are from Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
New plant in the garden Corydalis flexuosa Purple Leaf - Blue Dragon had blooms removed and fitted in with the composition.
Nice weather so its back to the garden...this afternoon he who is currently out with pals will be helping me to 'unturf' the front lawn.