Week 26 // Slow Flowers Challenge for #Americanflowersweek
July 4th, 2015
I’ve been preoccupied with thoughts of Patriotism this week, especially with the Slow Flowers launch of American Flowers Week, which runs through today – July 4th.
Hundreds of folks have joined me in making red-white-and-blue floral arrangements and posting photos of their fields, flowers, bouquets and arrangements across the social media spectrum, all tagged with #americanflowersweek.
I’ve had a lot of fun making red-white-and-blue bouquets this week, too!
So, for a softer take on #americanflowersweek, may I present floral patriotism with pastels?
I love the distressed quality of this white cast-iron planter, recycled from a Better Homes & Gardens photo shoot from a few years back.
With a plastic liner converting it to a vase, the urn fits right into this week’s restful floral palette. P.S., I used a small flower frog, secured inside – for stabilizing the stems.
From my garden:
- Dusty Miller foliage ~ intensely white at this time of year
From Seattle Wholesale Growers Market:
- Pale peach foxgloves from Triple Wren Farms
- Astilbe from Ojeda Farms (purchased fresh last week, but preserved as a dry element)
- Globe thistle (Echinops sp.) and raspberry foliage from Jello Mold Farm
- Nigella ‘Black Cumin’ and double Shasta Daisies from Everyday Flowers