In a big bouquet care has to be taken with conditioning your garden cut flowers so that they have stiff enough stems to stand and support the weight of big flower heads.
Then there is the mechanics of making this very large bouquet, not just in terms of doing this sustainably, but also just the actual practicalities of working with ingredients and stems so long especially with small hands!
Then there are the ingredients. Late summer scent is sometimes elusive but here, bulbs and perennials added to long tendrils of sweetpeas ensure there is a memorable visual and olfactory moment!
In this video I take you through ingredients, sustainable mechanics and my step by step process in making a very large hand tied bouquet with your seasonal garden grown flowers which can be given as a gift.
A 19th century historic wharf and Cheshire canalside cutting garden is the inspiration for our wild garden style ethos. I root my floral design in every precious fleeting seasonal moment, growing and creating only ever with local seasonal scented British flowers.
If sustainability matters to you, if you care that floral creations are as kind to the environment as they are beautiful, then I am a kindred spirit.
We share our artisan florals in our live online virtual flower classes, and with our flowers, create bouquets and undertake a few intimate Cheshire weddings a year.
Sustainable Everlasting Autumn Wreath Class
Sustainable Everlasting Christmas Wreath Class
Sustainable Seasonal Christmas Wreath Class
Online Flower Class Testimonial
The wreath class on Sunday was excellent. It was fascinating to watch your technique step by step, to hear you explain so carefully how passionate you are about sustainability, and always so cheerfully and with such an appreciation for nature.