This week is British Flowers Week, 15 – 21 JUNE 2020. A celebration of British grown flowers across the country.
I only use flowers grown in East Lothian which has an abundance of growers and old gardens being bought back to use.
Bouquets, regular deliveries, commissions, get in touch if you like the more natural and local touch.
The January Delivery was a vase of budding twigs, abundance of yet to open daffodils,scented paperwhites and hyacinths, greenery including bay, rosemary and broom.
If you are part of the new found love for dried flowers here’s your chance to treat yourself or someone special to an arrangement. Placed out of direct light and in a dry atmosphere they last for ages. All these are grown and dried locally and naturally, no chemicals, very few miles!
The delivery for December was a wreath made with glorious mix of local greenery, cones, berries and viburnum, worked on to on a twisted base of locally grown willow.
Finished off with a tartan ribbon … well we are in Scotland!
If you want something a bit wild and elegant, full of gorgeous foliage and no plastics you may want to order one of my wreaths, no two the same. If you have an idea of what you want, or want something bigger than average, get in touch, or simply order one and be surprised when you collect!
A new collection of dried flower arrangements will be available from this afternoon at https://www.facebook.com/smeatongallery/.
Direct commissions are always welcome.
All my flowers are locally sourced in beautiful East Lothian.
Here’s what the November delivery looked like, a big bundle of dried and preserved flowers and foliage. Lovely warm tones that will last for months, slowly fading but still retaining textures and structure.
Been working with growers choosing flower seeds for next year, very exciting, the monthly deliveries are going to be amazing!
I opened the doors to my first workshop as Flowersmith on Saturday. A perfect autumnal day of creativity unfolded helped by guest florist, Marie, over for a visit from France. It was great to see the students at the end of the day happy and clutching their delicate creations on leaving.
Continue reading Dried Flower Workshop: ~ 26th October
This autumn bouquet is stuffed with a rich palette of oranges and reds, hypericum berries, Chinese lanterns, hydrangea and anaphalis to name a few.
Here’s a few photos to whet your appetite, fresh, dried, herby, green, there are endless combinations of wreathiness.
Continue reading Wreaths are not just for Christmas!