Garden Roses and Peonies... Spring is in the air and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my favorite flower for spring and what’s trending.
I’d have to say garden roses are my favorite in all seasons, they smell absolutely divine. But if I had to choose for this time of spring, I think I would say Peonies and Lilacs. They are soft and feminine, layered with hundreds of petals and beautiful colors—they just feel like an embodiment of the season.
This season there are a few things that are really “in,” the first of which being loose garden style arrangements. To build on that, think about adding unusual elements like fruits and vegetables to an arrangement. This is a very effective way to achieve the garden look that is so popular right now. In terms of color, the “Pantone” color of the season is green. Finding a way to incorporate a little extra greenery will give any arrangement that added element of chic.
With spring in the air there are a lot of people who are getting ready to start their very first garden or refresh the one they’ve had for 20 years. As your garden starts to bloom, consider creating your own arrangements–it's not only a great way to introduce the new season by bringing life into your space, such as refreshing a kitchen or bathroom, but it can be a super fun DIY project.
Anyone can create a beautiful spring bouquet at home. Picking colors within the same color palette is always a good place to start. As you build out the arrangement, creating a grid with clear tape on a large mouth vessel helps to keep the flowers in place and creates a structure for them to be built upon.
It is also worth noting that the vessel is a huge part of an arrangement and any vessel can be a vase—a pitcher or piece of pottery, whatever you find inspiring in the moment. Just go forth and create. With that being said, have some fun this spring, plant a new garden or put together a whimsical bouquet with flowers from your own backyard or anywhere else you find them. But if you just can’t shake that brown thumb we are here at White Fig Designs to help bring your idea to life.
All photos by Zan Passante.