Spring has taken over the lowcountry. Pollen has begun to cover everything with a yellow dusting. I clipped a few branches of Bradford pear and purple magnolia and combined them with some remaining camellias still blooming in our backyard. To add some lightness to the arrangement, I threw in some lavender scabiosa that I recently planted. My goal this spring is to keep my arrangements “light and airy.”
While the white Bradford pear blossoms are beautiful, they don’t smell very pleasant. Some liken them to rotting fish, but I wouldn’t go that far. The smell is slightly off-putting, which is a shame because the blossoms are so pretty.
Below are a few flowers left over from another floral design class I just started last night. I took my class design apart and made the one pictured. It’s a primary colors (yellow, red, blue) arrangement that includes bells of Ireland, delphinium, sunflowers, hypericum berries, kangaroo paw, ranunculi, forsythia, and one red anemone.