Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

My flower book (18): black and white January 26, 2010

Though we are still in cold winter, spring flowers can already be found everywhere at florists’. I think flowers are as import for our spirits as for aesthetic reasons.

  

I arranged a bouquet last week with just a few branches of Prunus in the black narrow glass vase of Villeroy & Bosh I talked about in a previous post. This week, in order to use the branches in another way, I’ve chosen 3 black arums and 3 white Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) to arrange a black-and-white bouquet in a Ikea pitcher.

 

 

Flowers used in this bouquet:

 

Calla: Calla lily/ Arum/ 马蹄莲

Agapanthus: Lily of the Nile/ Agapanthus/ 百子莲

Prunus

Aspidistra (leaf): Aspidistra/ Langue-de-belle-mère / 蜘蛛抱蛋, 一叶兰, 箬叶

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My flower book (1) June 1, 2009

 

 

In this series I’ll show some of my first floral arrangements.

I bought most of the flowers at Monceau Fleurs, a French franchise chain of florists positionned as economical and revolutionary. They have a foluma (not at every retalor) of 5 bunches for 10 euros. The flowers are not, of course, of the highest quality. They can last in average one week. But I really think it’s a good marketing operation which makes the chain competitive. As far as I’m concerned, I like choosing my 5 bunches in Sunday afternoon and taking my time to arrange a bouquet at home…

  

bouquet floral art arrangement 插花

bouquet floral art arrangement 插花

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Flowers in this bouquet:

 

Agapanthus : African Lily / Agapanthus / 百子莲

Brassica : Kale / Chou ornemental / 羽衣甘蓝(叶牡丹)

Matthiola incana : Stock / Giroflée / 紫罗兰

Eucalyptus : Eucalyptus / 桉树

Rosa : Rose / 玫瑰