Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

My flower book (26): latest arrangements November 20, 2010

I have been  very busy recently but I’ve never stopped doing floral arrangement each week.

In fact, after a stressing and exhausting week, my biggest pleasure and the best way to relax is to buy some flowers and arrange a bouquet.


Here I post some of my latest bouquets.




 

My flower book (22): Parrot Tulip bush March 24, 2010

Parrot Tulip is my favorite in the family of tulips. I like their irregular and multicolored petals which give them a less “artificial” look then other tulips.

 

In this creation I used some branches of Grefsheim Spirea to make the base. This horizontal arrangement looks just like a spring bush with little new pale green leaves!

 

     

      

Since I have mentioned the types of tulips, here is the categorization from the website www.tulipes-mania.fr:

– Single Tulips 

         

– Double Tulips

         

– Lily-flowered Tulips

         

– Fringed Tulips

         

– Parrot Tulips

         

 

My flower book (19): Lilies February 3, 2010

Lily is not favorite flower. Generally I prefer small naturel style fragile-looking flowers with irregular petals and foliage. As you can see, the lily flower has noting to do with the style I described. The only sort of lily I like is the longiflorum which has long, narrow and cream-colored flowers.

 

However, when I saw these orange lilies with their cute little buttons, I felt very keen to decorate my hall with them. I knew that with the heat at home, the buttons would be open very soon and this can last all the week, maybe even longer. In order to have a denser bouquet, I have chosen white Peruvian lilies and arranged them lower than the lilies.

 

Usually we pick off pistil of lily because pollen can stain the flowers. Here I have left them because I like their brown color with give a dynamic touch to the bouquet.

 

 

My Flower Book (12): Lilies October 25, 2009

Bouquet floral arrangement art design 插花

 

 

In this scented green bouquet:

  

Lilium longiflorum: Lily longiflorum / Lis / 麝香百合

 

Calla: Calla lily / Arum / 海芋

 

– Unknown green reeds with branch

 

My Flower Book (2) : Evolution of a bouquet June 21, 2009

bouquet arrangement floral 插花

bouquet arrangement floral 插花

bouquet arrangement floral 插花

 

 

 

A bouquet is never still, it is always in movement and evoluates just like the nature. At each moment it changes the color, volume and form.

 

The 3 pictures of this bouquet were taken the first, the third and the fifth day after its creation.

It is composed of :

 

Lilium : Lily / Lys /百合

Freesia : Freesia / Frésia /小苍兰

Alstroemeria hybrida : Peruvian Lily /Alstromère, lis des Incas, lis du Pérou / 六出花,秘鲁百合