Bouquet of the Week: A Dream Of Spring
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 celebrating the subtle beauty and quiet grace of early spring flowers.
My favorite time of the year is early spring, when every day there is a new surprise in the garden. Wood anemones, toad lilies, hellebores, trillium, and lilies of the valley are just a few of the plants I look forward to seeing every year. I wanted my bouquet to reflect the simplicity and delicate nature of these early flowers.
Recently I took a trip to Mexico City, where I went crazy over all the incredible ceramics. I had purchased a trio of vessels by Gustavo Perez while visiting, and I decided to use one for my bouquet. The vessel felt very organic and earthy, and I wanted the hellebores, Queen Anne’s Lace, trillium, daffodils, and allium to feel natural, as though they were emerging from the ground. This time of year is one of the most exciting times for the garden because everything is just starting to take off. Every year, I try to surround myself as much as I can with these early blooms to remind me of all the amazing things the next few months have in store.