My most common request this season has been for pastels, and for this bouquet I couldn’t help adding a summery pop of colour. I typically use non-commercial foliage sourced from my garden, and a few favourite foraging spots. Here I’ve used olive, and one of my favourites – lacebark – which is a New Zealand native and in summer is covered in delicate, sweet, honey-scented flowers. I’ve also used some twisted willow for a bit of movement.
Yellow makes people smile! I think it reminds them of sunshine and happiness, but strangely it’s a colour I never usually consider when selecting my flowers… For whatever reason, this week I threw out my misgivings towards the yellow and created this lovely big golden handful of sunshine.
Perhaps the key to Eleanor and Valentin Ozich’s individual successes is a marriage and partnership that encourages ambition, creativity and thriving. Valentin is founder of menswear brand I Love Ugly, Eleanor is founder of Petite Kitchen blog and business and author of two cookbooks. Having just celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary and with two children now in the mix (and a third on the way), neither show any sign of changing…
My favourite time of year for hydrangeas is when summer’s ending and the season begins its change to autumn. Gone are the bright hues of blue, white and pink, to be replaced by various shades – lilac, dusky pink, cerulean and boysenberry.