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May 29th 2015

Seasonal Flower Alliance: May 29

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IMG_7987IMG_8009 IMG_8156 IMG_8145For 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.

IMG_8173 IMG_8179All 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!)


  1. Rafani on

    Love the second picture, its look like feel free…

  2. Rara on

    I love with your picture there, the arrangement in the first picture that you made look so beautiful. The colors and those blooms looks so natural. Really love it.

  3. Christina on

    Love the picture of you at sunset with that bouquet. You and those blooms are beautiful!

  4. Roxy on

    Both are wonderful but I love love love the hand-tied bouquet!

  5. BLOOM floral design on

    Thank you from the bottom of the lily of the valley covered forest for the mention Erin!!! Cheers to you and the amazing community you have created!!! xo

  6. Nat on

    Love the coral coloured bouquet! Stunning and I just have to say well done for growing all your own flowers. It is truly amazing. I honestly think that florist s now days really have to up their game in the flower industry and try to separate ourselves from the supermarket competition. I honestly think this is the way that florists can achieve that. Yay! Thank you for sharing all of your experience in flower growing at home! I was actually looking for a different direction to take my florist and came across you. I knew it was possible and it’s great to see someone actually achieve it!

  7. Vivienne Lowe on

    I do not have Instagram, will my photo still be entered?

    Organic Girl Flowers.


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