Bloom 3.0 – Cerinthie, Calendula, Euphorbia and more

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I went out and just picked everything I could a couple of days ago and filled three containers with material to arrange.

Here’s a look at everything I collected.

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I let them sit awhile then in between rain showers I got started. I thought it would be interesting to snap at each stage as I arranged this first vase full.

I picked that lovely creamy flower pot for the first arrangement and used a pin holder secured in the bottom to hold longer stems.

I added the two euphorbia’s to start off with.

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And then the cerinthie.

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Using the pin holder makes such a difference to making the arrangement look fuller quicker.

The cornflowers and salvia went in as bride and bridesmaid. (Sarah Raven uses these terms for her arrangements.)

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And the calendula as the gatecrasher.

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I really love that little pot it always makes a good base for an arrangement. And the blue and yellow look great together.

Here is what was left over.

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I didn’t do a step by step for this next arrangement as the rain came down again but here is the finished jug.

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And in situ the following day.

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I keep saying it but I am loving this summer filled with blooms. And don’t forget to go over here for more flowery inspiration.