Inga Howe-Geniesse

Bouquet of the Week: Lovely Flowers for Valentine’s Day

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 “Valentine’s Day Bouquet” with the help of the wonderful florists at Sag Harbor Florist.

Metallics make a really elegant backdrop for any jewel-toned bouquet. Vessels with this coloring (copper, silver, opaque aquamarines) play off of these colors nicely, and add a refined elegance to event the most flamboyant color schemes. Sag Harbor styled a lovely Valentine’s Day Bouquet for us in keep with this tradition of old world elegance and subtlety. We mixed ranunculus, jasmine, scabiosa, hellebore, early-stage raspberries, and grassy greenery to achieve the desired “sweet and simple” effect.


Against earthen backdrops or a tiled walled, arrangements like this really shine, as they look both organic and lush, but also like a natural fixture of the room. Valentines old and new love to receive flowers of any kind on this special day, but the gesture is all the more thoughtful when it moves beyond the realm of generic red roses– though admittedly, we love those, too!

Inga Howe-Geniesse
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