I love how the different seasons and holidays often have a flower look to accompany them. Thanksgiving is rich with oranges and golds and deep purples, with the mum an easy go-to and pumpkins and pomegranates quick additions for a table. Christmas is festive and fragrant, marked by the contrasting colors of red and green with bits of sparkle for snow: pine, poinsettia, holly. And Easter. Easter is the time when the bouquets stun. Any color imaginable is growing in the garden, and those special blooms that only come out for a week or two are ready to be picked.
You can take an Easter arrangement anywhere in hue and style, and because of the symbolic colors associated with Easter, your display can have deep meaning.
I spent one morning this past week walking around the garden and cutting flowers. I knew I wanted an all-white arrangement, not only for the symbolism of being washed “white as snow”, but also because many of the white flowers in my garden smell heavenly. Jasmine and gardenia are my absolute favorites, with the soft scent of the iceberg roses not far on the list. Showy white clematis blooms, delicate morning glories, and a single white calla lily joined them in a cream ceramic vase.
I was pleased with my arrangement, but I couldn’t stop there. A snap dragon the colors of a sunset caught my eye, and soon I had the boldest, brightest bouquet I’ve ever made. White may symbolize purity and holiness, but these colors remind me of the joy of this celebration!
So, which one do you fancy? Light and white, or bold and bright?