4 ways to appreciate flowers 💐
May flowers, nothing terribly revelatory there. But there is a veritable garden ( ) of ways to appreciate
blooms other than in the ground or the vase. Here are four of them.
Moschino Spring/Summer 2018 RTW
Phantom Thread, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was gorgeous in every detail. The film's florals designed by Juliet Graves were no exception. Almost all locations required some floral arrangements. For those specifically for the home and atelier of Reynolds (played by Daniel Day Lewis), Graves took inspiration from legendary floral designer Constance Spry. Spry's loose garden style would have been the height of good taste in English society in the 1950s, when the film takes place.
Scallop and orange salad in a tulip via Ricardo Cuisine
You, Flower Cutter, you. You're all about the snips and vase and Clare Nolan's In Bloom is the the clear and concise guide to growing a productive cutting garden you need.
If you are Potty 4 Pots, meaning you have to grow your flowers in them because you lack for garden space, we got you. Arthur Parkinson's The Flower Yard is very particular and helpful at curating a beautiful, cohesive floral display when space is at a premium.
Hi The Botanist! For you, flowers are the sexual organs of plants and you like it like that. You should read Michael
Pollan's The Botany of Desire, which in its entirety is fascinating, but has a section about the domestication of the tulip that's really gonna hit the spot.
So you're a Bloom Artist - so much to express and appreciate and flowers are your preferred medium. Amy Merrick's wonderfully dynamic and creative book On Flowers is oh so oh so very special and we are certain you will love it. You like to think of your garden as a Floral Carpet and plant with an eye for design at all times. Sarah Raven's Bold and Brilliant Garden gets INTO IT. Colour palettes and planting suggestions for everything from full sun to shady zones fill its pages and even the look of foliage is taken into account.
You are Olden Times. A romantic spirit forever dreaming of the past. We invite you to get lost in the pages of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden. You will be transported by its naturalist paintings paired with delightful observations about things like robins eggs and pussy willows and, you know, stufffffffffffff.