mothers day posy • zinnia floral designs
Take a look around your backyard, or head out into the neighbourhood. It's the perfect time of year for beautiful autumn foliage. Try to find trees with lots of beautiful movements - it's a lot harder to work with foliage that is straight up and down. Beautiful curves help to create gorgeous and wild shapes in your posy.
Once you've scoured your own garden (or Grandma's!), head to the markets to fill up your posy with all the pretty flowers. We recommend tulips (for some great shape), stocks (for height), garden roses (because it's Mothers Day!) and lissianthus. From there, look for things like privet berries, rosehip, andromeda - all that textural goodness.
STRIP down all the leaves and thorns from your flowers. The basic rule is anything below the water line goes. This keeps your flowers fresh for longer, and makes it a lot easier to work with in the following steps.
BEGIN with your greenery to create your base shape. Keep spinning the bunch around in your hand, holding with your left and adding new stems with your right.
NEXT add in your biggest flowers, the ones you want to be front and centre. We started with our biggest garden roses.
THEN just keep adding. Take a step back, admire, look at it from different angles, and fill that baby up. You want to create lots of height and width - don't be shy!
TIE it off with natural twine. Check out the video to see how to tie your posy.
PLACE into a beautiful jug of water, then get ready to add your final touches. Get some twigs, a few more of those beautiful autumn leaves or berries. Keep creating height and width with your final additions.
USE those little buds or left over pieces when wrapping your gifts.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
To all my beautiful Mama friends, my Mum and Mum-in-law - I hope you are spoilt by your loves and reminded of how very special you are. Sending loads of love your way this Mothers Day xxx