My most common request this season has been for pastels, and for this bouquet I couldn’t help adding a summery pop of colour. I typically use non-commercial foliage sourced from my garden, and a few favourite foraging spots. Here I’ve used olive, and one of my favourites – lacebark – which is a New Zealand native and in summer is covered in delicate, sweet, honey-scented flowers. I’ve also used some twisted willow for a bit of movement.
Yellow makes people smile! I think it reminds them of sunshine and happiness, but strangely it’s a colour I never usually consider when selecting my flowers… For whatever reason, this week I threw out my misgivings towards the yellow and created this lovely big golden handful of sunshine.