Todays flower arranging lesson is brought to you by my 15 year old. Lately, Isabel has picked up the habit of heading out into the garden with the dog and coming back in with an armful of flowers. She plunks these into random vases, and leaves them all over the house. It’s been a real treat these last few weeks to have the house smell like summer.
Her arranging lesson will be pretty short. Here it goes:
1. Pick random flowers
2. Plunk them into a vase
That’s it. The thing is – this really works! Her arrangements all look gorgeous. Have a look at a few here.
How does she do this so effortlessly? I think it’s just by using no effort whatsoever. No big plan. No pressure. No cares about what actually goes in the vase, or what you use for a vase. No checking on Pinterest for inspiration. It seems you can’t make a bad arrangement with garden flowers. In fact, I think if you look closely at the photos, you’ll notice that some of these flowers are actually weeds. Yes, even weeds make nice flower arrangements.
I especially love her technique of using no technique. So a bouquet of white peonies looks great with 2 pink peonies and 1 red poppy mixed in. It all works – everything seems to look good together. Who knew?
So why don’t you get out in the garden and pick a few things? Don’t forget to throw in some random branches and even a weed or 2. Pop them all in a glass. Or a jar. Or even a vase. Then sit back and admire your no-skill flower arranging skills. Now, if Isabel comes up with some no-skill cooking skills, I’m all set.