Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

My Flower Book (20): Volume March 3, 2010

Floliage is often used to give volume to a bouquet. My choice for this bouquet, asparagus, is one of the best foliage for creating this effect.

Only a few flowers of Alstroemeria are open, you have to imagine how the bouquet would be 3 days later!

 

Flowers utilized in this bouquet :

 

 

 

 

Alstroemeria: Peruvian Lily / Alstromère / 六出花,  秘鲁百合

Antirrhinum majus: Snapdragon / Muflier / 金鱼草

Asparagus officinallis : Asperge / Sargel / 芦笋

 

 

 

 

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 (6) August 1, 2009

This is a sweet-colored and scented bouquet in a 18th century style vase. I found this vase in a secondhand trade shop in a suburb of Paris. Althouth we can’t see it on the picture, the vase has 5 holes  which make the flower arrangement easier.

 

floral arrangement bouquet fleur 插花

floral arragement bouquet fleur 插花

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers in this bouqet are :

 

Matthiola : Stock/Giroflée/紫罗兰

Hydrangea : Hortensa/Hortensia/八仙花, 绣球

– Alstroemeria : Peruvian Lily/Alstromère/六出花, 秘鲁百合

 

 

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