Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

Spring 2012 Window at Printemps, Paris April 8, 2012

Parisian Department Store Printemps continues the theme “FLOWER” for their window decoration of Spring 2012.

The new collections of this season are absolutely gorgeous ! The color trend is a combination of pastel/sorbet pink, orange, violet colors with flashy yellow, green, fuchsia, hot red…

 

flower floral fleurs décoration decoration fashion paris magasin

flower floral fleurs décoration decoration fashion paris magasin

flower floral fleurs décoration decoration fashion paris magasin maison

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Delicious flowers April 2, 2012

 

I guess the small white flowers must be very delicious. During the 15 minutes I watched him, the horse never raised his head!

 

horse cheval fleur flower eat spring white prunier peach flower

horse cheval fleur flower eat spring white prunier peach flower

Location: Near US, a small town in Ile-de-France region, France 

 

My Flower Book (35): Spring Breeze

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 (28): spring buds February 13, 2011

After the Chinese New Year, the Spring Festival, the season begins to change.

Many signs indicate the spring’s approaching this week: green buds on plants, blackbirds singing all day long to attract females, daytime becoming longer and longer…

My last bouquet is composed with flowers and branches with a spring touch.

– Salix gracilistyla: Rosegold Pussy Willow/Saule/银芽柳

–  Craspedia: Billy buttons/Craspedia/金槌花

– Molucella: Bells of Ireland/ Clochette d’Irlande/贝壳花

– Eucharis: Amazon Lily/Lys d’Amazonie/油加律,亚马逊百合

– Hypericum: Hypericum/Millepertuis/金丝桃


 

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.

 


 

Spring wild flowers in Paris Suburbs April 20, 2010

Paris is surrounded by forests and fields. The nature is never very far from the city. In one hour, we can have a completely different landscape.

 

The past weekend I walked in the forest of Val d’Oise, a community at 60 km to the West of Paris. The spring comes later there than in Paris, but a lot of wild flowers were already blossoming. Here are some pictures to share with you.