My Favorite Arrangement of the Season, Thus Far…

Arranging flowers is not something that I really consider myself to be good at. Sure, some vases end up looking better than others, but the things that I make are a far cry from the ones that “real” flower farmers make. Even still, there are certain times when it feels like the stars align and I’m able to feel like I’ve created something really beautiful. In fact, I think that this is the best arrangement I’ve ever made. Also, check out those gorgeous David Austin Lady of Shallot roses above!

Even though this arrangement doesn’t use roses, we are using these lovely peachy salmon tones of the light apricot chantilly snapdragons. This snapdragon variety has quickly climbed its way to the top of my all-time favorite flower list. I just can’t get enough of it!

As soon as I saw that the feverfew were also in bloom, I got super excited. This year, I’m growing this heirloom variety of single feverfew flowers. In the past, I’ve mostly planted the double variety. I think I like both equally, and both have their place in the garden and in arrangements. 

In looking for another focal flower for this arrangement, I knew that I wanted to create something with a lot of vibrancy and contrast. I was instantly drawn towards these bright blue/purple larkspur flowers.

Though I can’t say that I’ve ever seen anyone mix these two blooms together, I’m so happy with how well they worked. I added some bupleurum and mint to help even out the overall tone of the arrangement, but I think that the feverfew plays a major role in tying everything together with the small yellow centers.

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