Monday, March 3, 2014

Fresh, transitional tins...

These textural tins of color caught my eye as I was walking by Ravenna Gardens the other day.

I love "living floral arrangements", they are a beautiful and easy way to bring a display of nature indoors where it can be enjoyed more closely, and they last so long. What I found pleasantly surprising about these arrangements is how they included miniature evergreens in the mix and those vertical stems of fluffy gray pussy willows, these elements create a timely transitional display and add such wonderful texture to the plantings.

These bright greens cunningly complement to the primroses and pansies. Moss around the base of the plants adds a natural lush layer to the arrangement.

For higher drama, what could be more cozy and elegant than this massive display of pussy willow branches. Isn't this just beautiful?

Also, I'm crazy for these beautiful chambray colored primroses they had in one of the arrangements, it's a color I've never seen before, have you?

For more ideas and some how~to's and on creating your own living flower arrangements click on any of the captions below.

How to create a living flower arrangement
Meet Fritillaria
Fritillaria indoors
Creating an indoor bulb garden

Oh, it's another soggy, chilly day in the PNW, and I know another storm is hitting the east, I hope these flowers brightened your day. 

Next post, the party at Calypso St. Barth.


I Dream Of said...

Beautiful, Emily. Thanks for brightening my day! I certainly needed it as I wake up to this icky, rainy morning after our days on the beach. Those chambray primroses are incredible. They definitely put a smile on my face! Thank you! XOXO

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

O. My. Gosh! I love these arrangements, and the pan full of pussy willows is amazing!!
As for weather, 74 and sunny here yesterday. Today, high of 44. ???
Great post, Emily.

therelishedroost said...

OH how I want flowers!!! THese look beautiful!

Linda @ DesignInMyView said...

denim colored primroses! #yellowaremyfavorite
(tad bit sorry about the hashtag, I am over my head into IG right now)