For this week’s Seasonal Flower Alliance creation, I actually pulled together two different designs–one was a hand-tied bouquet filled with white, ice blue and blush beauties including roses, sweet peas, orlay, bearded iris, hesperis, sweet peas, nigella and astrantia; the other was footed compote centerpiece filled with seasonal blooms in salmon, peach and pale pink hues such as ranunculus, Icelandic poppies, bearded iris, roses, sweet peas, black elderberry foliage and delicate ferns.
All the flowers used in both bouquets were clipped completely from my garden.
One of the highlights of my week is viewing all of your photos tagged with #seasonalfloweralliance over on Instagram. It is so much fun to see what’s blooming in your corner of the world. It is peony season in many places—including Portugal—as @hojespecial shared.
I also am fascinated by the differences of what’s in season like seeing @bloomfloraldesign post their incredible haul of lily of the valley in Michigan this week. After the many warm days we’ve had here lately, our spring flowers have long said their goodbyes and we’re already seeing summer flowers come into bloom.
Ready to join in the flowery fun? Here’s a quick summary of how you can participate in the Seasonal Flower Alliance:
1) Snap. Take a photo of seasonal flowers from your garden, field or that you bought from the farmers market or local flower farm.
2) Tag. Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #SeasonalFlowerAlliance
3) Share. In your photo caption, please share what flower varieties are featured (if you know them) along with your location (city, state/province, country). Optional: add your USDA hardiness zone
Thanks for playing along!
Below are a few of the most recently tagged photos (we just hit the 5,000 mark!)