Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

My Flower Book (35): Spring Breeze April 2, 2012

6 monthes havn’t been here with my flowers, this winter was extremly long! But finally Spring is back. 

I can smell in the air the fragrance of Hyacinth brought by the first Spring breeze…

Bouquet flower fleurs tulipe tulip hyacinth jacinthe spring printemps composition florale art

Bouquet flower fleurs tulipe tulip hyacinth jacinthe spring printemps composition florale art

 

My Flower book (30): tulips in Gien vase March 6, 2011

A bouquet of Tulips can always cheer up an interior.

I arranged this bouquet of tulips in a Gien Vase of the collection “Mille Fleurs”, one of the most famous “demi-lune” vases that I purchased in Gien, the factory of store of the faience brand.

Vase: Gien collection “Mille Fleurs” 

 

My Flower Book (27): Spring contrast January 23, 2011

My last bouquet was composed with flowers bought on a Sunday market. Flowers on the markets are fresher and generally they come from horticulturists in the region or sometimes just from ordinary people who have a garden and too much flowers so they sell them (although I don’t think we can have too much flowers…).

At the moment their aren’t many kinds of flowers, and even the bulb spring flowers are cultivated in greenhouse or they come from the South, warn coountries.

Though quite limited in choices, I found some beautiful flowers: blue hyacinth, orange tulip and yellow mimosa. This forms a very gay spring bouquet with contrasting colors. Normally I prefer bouquets with the same color tone (different shades of a same color or very closed colors familly), but this time I’m really convinced by the contrast colors.

We should always try different things, and to surpass oneself.

 


 

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 (17) : Tulips January 12, 2010

 

Do you know that tulips will continue to grow after the bouquet is arranged?

In this vase I had put 50 tulips and 50 buttercups at the same level. The following after, I couldn’t see the buttercups any more because the tulips have grown…

 

 

 

My flower book (15): Tulips December 7, 2009

On the left is a simple bouquet of orange tulips for home decoration.

 

On the right is a round bouquet of tulips and buttercups to offer at an informal visit.

 

The orange color is cheerful in winter, when it rains a lot in Paris. Although I can’t help from keeping thinking that the tulips come from the hydroculture in Holland, but not a Spring field…