It’s time for another tutorial with Emma from ‘A Quiet Style’ and this month with Christmas just around the corner I showed her how to make a door wreath with a mix of herbs and foliage. It’s not that I’m against orange slices, baubles or dry lotus heads it’s just that I love the fragrance of herbs and the simplicity of foliage and evergreen foliage in the dark bleak winter months which is such a sign of strength and hope. Do remember to visit ‘A Quiet Style’ for the tutorial.
In my wedding flower work I try to use herbs or scented foliage where ever I can. I believe scent is such an important part of the enjoyment of flowers and I love it when you walk into a florist shop or a room and you are overwhelmed with the fragrance. Sadly with modern varieties of flowers so many have lost their perfume, but this is changing and more and more varieties are coming back with their natural heady scent.
So adding herbs or scented foliage is just another way that I have tried to add a layer of scent into my work and this is really easily achievable at home. Why not go outside and cut some of your rosemary or that gorgeous silver fragrance foliage from your lavender bush and pop it into a vase. Another easy way of adding sent into your home is to grow some scented geraniums (Pelargoniums), oh my word when I discovered the dreaminess these little plants can bring me I said ‘why has no one told me about these before and why oh why as a child did we have those lipstick red or candyfloss pink varieties, their scent put me off them forever’.
Another one of my favourite herbs to use is mint. It’s perfect in a hand tied bouquets, lasts very well in oasis and if you just pop it into a vase it will most probably start rooting. When it begins to flower, well I’m just in heaven!
I’m off now to plan the next tutorial for Emma and I’m getting rather excited about my little plan so I hope you will join us.