Monthly Archives: February 2015

Artistic Flower Photography

Occasionally, I see a particularly artistic image of flowers while researching for my daily BB posts….and I save it. Today I want to share some of those images with you. Enjoy!

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Green Goddess Flower Studio | Dearheart Photos

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3 Leaf Floral | Cat Mayer Studio

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Ginger Lily & Rose | Karen Buckle Photography

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Flowers by Bornay | Visual Foto

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Canary Grey

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Meg Catherine Flowers | Cory + Jackie Wedding Photographers

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Anthony Brownie Flowers | Nir Arieli Photographer

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The Flower Mill | Amanda Thomas Photography

Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: No. 57

The Question:

I’m noticing a lot of vines and trailing elements in the loose garden-style bouquets that are popular right now. What are your favorite flowers and vines for creating that trailing effect?

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The Answers:

I work with what I grow at my farm so these may not be available from a wholesaler. Maybe a little incentive to consider growing some of your own materials…? 🙂
– Porcelain Vine
– Cardiospermum (Love in a Puff)
– Currant tomatoes & vine
– Honeysuckle
– Wild Clematis
– Sweet pea vine
– Hops

Jennie Love (Love ‘n Fresh Flowers)

This is a style that I have been drawn to in the past 12 months and I am starting to bring it into my work more often. So far foliage wise I have discovered Acacia and some of the more unusual varieties of eucalyptus. Flower wise, clematis and sweet peas left on the full stem have been a great find. I look forward to discovering more cultivated varieties and well as doing some foraging in 2015. 

Nick Priestly (Mood Flowers)

I love passion flower vine, clematis vine, honeysuckle vine, and I am obsessed with hyacinth bean. All of these vines are easy to grow and we have them on our property. 

Holly Chapple (Holly Heider Chapple Flowers)

Jasmine, sweetpea vine, passion vine, love-in-a-puff (right), honeysuckle, hops, akebia (left), clematis, cobaea vine, abutilon…

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Francoise Weeks (Francoise Weeks)

I love vines! My favourites are vines from passion flowers and honeysuckle. I also use a lot of wild vines that I pick in the garden or forest.

Emelie Ekborg (Svenska Blomsterbloggar and Flora Inspiro)

I love the look of trailing vines and foliages to help soften bouquets! My favorite is Jasmine Vine because it has such beautiful natural curves to it. I also love Passion Vine, Eucalyptus and Ivy. For trailing elements other than vines I love Hanging Amaranthus, Pepperberries, Lilacs, Sweet Peas, Kiwi Vine, Ranunculus and ribbon streamers to create a trailing effect in the front of the bouquet.

Elisabeth Zemetis (Blush Floral Design)

I may be a little obsessed with the trailing bendy stems of flowers & foliages in my bouquets.. I tend to use anything & everything I can get my hands on.. From the neighbours garden (if it’s coming into mine), foraged & grown by myself..

Some good old favourites such as honeysuckle, Passion flower, jasmines (see photo #1 below), clematis .. Some new ones I have planted including Jasmine ‘Sunbeam’ & ‘Fiona Sunrise’ with a beautiful golden yellow foliage.. Clematis such as ‘Early Sensation’.. Basically I can’t grow enough of these.. Muehlenbeckia Complexa (maidenhair vine or Lacy wire vine) is newish to my garden & my bouquets & I completely fell for Cobaea (cup & saucer vine) last season.. Which kind of took over from my Sweet Peas  .. And don’t get me started on Sweet Peas .. I just love an unexpected stem that has bent over (that I forgot to tie) and redirected it’s growing path to make a beautiful ingredient for a trailing part of a bouquet (see photo #2 below) .. Oh gosh and a beautiful piece of trailing Amaraththus (see photo #3 below) to finish.

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Jo Rodwell (Jo Flowers)

Bouquet at top of post: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers | Diana Marie Photography