Bouquet of the Week: The Beauty of a Marbled Vase
As part of our recurring Bouquet of the Week series, Garden Collage continues to present a weekly inspirational bouquet that incorporates intriguing new elements into the traditional practice of flower arranging. This week, Garden Collage styles a bouquet in a vintage Nemadji vase with the help of Fiore Designs in Los Angeles.
Garden Collage Marketing Director Lena Braun picked up this amazing vintage Nemadji vase on our recent staff trip to the Rose Bowl Flea Market, and we were so captivated by the marble swirls that we wanted to reuse it again for our Bouquet of the Week series. Colorful vessels offer wonderful opportunities to play around with your floral palette– here, we’ve tried to play off the green and sandy hues of the vase by capturing the fine Japanese craftwork through the lens of anemone and rose.
Fiore made an amazing selection in choosing blue-centered anemones; the color is appropriately toned as a contrast to the light pink roses and green-and pink-hued prickly poppy. We also love the “lopsided” nature of this arrangement– we pulled a few flowers loose and choose not to trim others to encourage an elegant, draping effect. In this way, it looks like the flowers are “emerging”– a beautiful metaphor for spring!