How to make a cottage garden bouquet

Hello,

 

It is utterly gorgeous here in Bedfordshire (long may it continue).

I thought I would show you how I make a cottage style bouquet as it’s my favourite month for garden flowers.

I’ve picked everything I need the night before and left them to condition over night somewhere cool in a bucket of water right up to the necks.

I’ve picked lots of herbs, I always find mint works really well and lasts a long time, as does sage.

Then I went mad picking feverfew, David Austin roses, larkspur, snapdragons, scabious, cornflowers and beautiful ammi.

The herbs  are the ground cover for my bouquet and the ammi  is the flower that makes my look feel loose and natural.

The roses are the star of the show and the snapdragons are the filler.

Everything else tells a little story that brings the whole look together.

 

Start by laying everything out with all lower leaves stripped.

Start by taking the herbs and group them together, hold at the base of the leaves, this is going to be the support for your flowers.

Then holding in what ever hand you feel comfortable add your flowers, add three, then turn a quarter and add another three.

Every time you add flowers point the stems away from you.

 

When you’re half way done check for balance. I like to add hight with ammi and larkspur every time I twist the bouquet.

 

Tie with string and wrap it around and around.

Snip the ends.

 

 

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