FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS FROM YOUR OWN GARDEN
The most beautiful combinations and valuable tips for designing!
If you have planted a lot of flowers in your garden, you have a great opportunity to create beautiful bouquets and arrangements throughout the summer. It’s a very satisfying way to be creative!
I’ll be honest: my own floristic skills are limited but yet one thing I’ve always noticed is that flowers bring so much beauty with them that even as a beginner you can quickly make great creations.
In the following, I would like to show you examples of how incredibly beautiful Slow Flowers can look in the vase. They have a magic all of their own, unlike the scentless, straight-stemmed flowers you usually find in flower shops.
The possibilities to play with colours and shapes are almost unlimited. It is important not to use floral foam, as this can be harmful to the environment. We have a selection of tools in our shop that you can use again and again for arrangements and that are therefore much more sustainable.
It is usually sufficient to place a Flower Frog on the bottom of a vase. If the vase is very flat, we also like to work with chicken wire and fabric tape, which keeps the stems even better in shape. Of course, you should cut all the stems fresh before arranging them and preferably change the water in the vase every day so that you can enjoy your arrangements for as long as possible. A few wooden branches can also be used and give your creations the necessary natural look.
Just try it out and get creative! Especially annual summer flowers and dahlias from the garden are perfect for this: the more you cut these plants, the more flowers they produce. So don’t worry about bare spots. They will soon no longer be visible!
Left: Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcake Blush’ (Cosmos), Amaranthus caudatus ‘Green Cascade’ (Love Lies Bleeding), Dahlia ‘Cafe au lait‘, Zinnia elegans ‘Zinderella Lilac’ (Zinnia) and Zinnia elegans ‘Benary‘s Giant White’ (Zinnia), Nicotiana alata ‘Lime Green’ (Ornamental Tobacco), Dahlia ‘Wizard of Oz’, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ (Panicled Hydrangea)
Right: Dahlia ‘Creme de Cassis’, Dahlia ‘Wizard of Oz’, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ (Panicled Hydrangea), Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Rosetta’ (Cosmos), Anemone japonica-hybride ‘Honorine Jobert’ (Japanese Anemone), Phlox paniculata ‘Franz Schubert’ (Garden Phlox), twigs of wild roses
Left: Dahlia ‘Cornel Brons’, Dahlia ‘Pink Magic’, Zinnia elegans ‘Benary‘s Giant Salmon Rose’ (Zinnia), Helichrysum bracteatum ‘Salmon Rose’ (Strawflower), Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ (Purple Coneflower), capsules of Papaver rhoeas (Poppy), twigs of Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ (Blood Plum)
Left: Dahlia ‘Penhill Watermelon’, Dahlia ‘Preference’, Dahlia ‘Salmon Runner’, Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ (Purple Coneflower), Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’ (Cosmos), Malus ‘Evereste’ (Crabapple), Dryopteris filix-mas (Male Fern), twigs of Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ (Blood Plum)
Right: Zinnia elegans ‘Benary‘s Giant Salmon Rose’ (Zinnia), Phlox drummondii ‘Crème Brûlée’ (Annual Phlox), Tropaeolum majus ‘Salmon Gleam’ (Nasturtium), Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ (Purple Coneflower), Helichrysum bracteatum ‘Silvery Rose’ (Strawflower), twigs of Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ (Blood Plum), flower heads with seed of the scabiosa
Left: Lilium regale ‘Album’ (Trumpet Lily), Ammi majus (Bishop’s Flower), English roses, Zinnia elegans ‘Zinderella Lilac’ (Zinnia) and Linaria purpurea ‘Canon J. Went’ (Purple Toadflax)
Right: Philadelphus coronarius (Sweet Mock Orange/English Dogwood)
All bouquets and arrangements were artistically designed by Beata Kascha using flowers from my own garden. She is a true flower artist and specialises in working with slow flowers. Have a look at her website or visit one of her fantastic workshops in Berlin!