Before I left for my European vacation, I harvested some lovely flowers from my garden and combined them with some walnuts from a tree I had found during one of my walks around my neighborhood. This time of year has to be one of my favorites, and especially this year with my garden flourishing more than ever. It is really true what they say about gardening and patience. Most of what I have, I planted about 2 years ago, and just now everything is starting to look lush and abundant. The best part of all was that my peonies came back – and I was certain that they weren’t going to. And the roses…well they sure are pretty amazing.
Flowers: peony, garden rose, sweet pea, rhododendron, ranunculus, chantilly snapdragon, godetia, bachelor button, walnut
Begin with your foliage – in this case, the walnut branches.
Add the bigger/stronger flowers to the foliage. This arrangement is so full and lush that by the time all the flowers are placed, you can barely see the rhododendrons – just bits and pieces.
Add the roses, sweet peas, ranunculus and peonies.
As a final touch I added a few of the flowers from my annuals box. I think that they lend a very organic and unique look to the arrangement.
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood
Photography by Nathan Underwood