Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

My Flower Book (25): country-style bouquet August 10, 2010

In August many florists in Paris are closed for vacation, but the one near my home which proposes 5 bunches of flowers at 10 euros is still open during this period. I bought 10 euro’s flowers last weekend and have arranged these two country-style bouquets. Value for money.


I love these colors : orange, yellow, white, which are quite cheerful but announce already the coming of Autumn.

By the way, the 8th August is the first day of Autumn this year according to the Chinese lunar calendar.




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My flower Book (24): Chanel exhibition

One of my Floral Art home work is to create a symmetrical composition for the desktop of an exhibition where photos of Coco Chanel are shown. I have to say that professors of my floral art school, Natura-Dis, are quite creative for homework subjects. I will do another one shortly also for a famous lady, but I keep the theme secret for the moment.


So for the Chanel arrangement, I chose red and white as major colors because they are the colors of camellia, the flower of Chanel, and also because the match of these two colors is very chic.


I used 4 species of flowers:

– Polianthes tuberosa: Tuberose/ Tubéreuse / 晚香玉

– Rosa

– Paeonia

– Amaranthus

 

Good news : result of Floral Art Contest April 7, 2010

I’ve just been informed that I’ve got the third prize in the Floral Art Contest organised by my school Natura-Dis.

The jury found my arrangement a little high for a table center piece (that I agree) but really creative and harmonious.

I’m quite happy about the result. Anyway, this is the first contest I am in. I think I can do better next time.

To see my creation’s pictures, click here.

 

Here is the Winners’ creations in my group: classic vegetative style.

 

 

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 (21) : Floral art contest March 21, 2010

I entered the Floral Art Contest 2010 organised by Natura-Dis, a French training program for florists. There were 2 subjects: the first one was to create a classic vegetative table center piece for a business lunch about the sustainable development, so a recycled object must be used in the creation; the second one was to create a modern bouquet for the opening of a small smoothie shop, fruits and exotic flowers must be used in the creation.

 

I have chosen the first subject and had arranged a bouquet of spring flowers resting on cardboard rolls.

Here are some pictures of my creation.

      

  

 

 Flowers used :

Tulipa (6 different varieties)

Viburnum opulus

Fritillaria elwesi and Fritillaria hermon

Spirea grefsheim

Myosotis

Narcissus

Cetraria islandicus

Cladonia

 

 

 

 

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 Vases (1) January 11, 2010

Whoever loves the floral art must love the vases too. I am always looking for beautiful vases wherever I go.

This week-end I have found three vases of different styles.

 

From left to right :

– Black glass vase of Villeroy & Bosh

– White china dish of Villeroy & Bosh

– Little Theodore vase of Haviland