April’s Posy is full of vibrant tulips picked straight from my garden. I love the flower beds in April as they are crammed full of cheerful colour. One particular border I have nick-named my tutti-frutti border, as it is jammed pack full of vibrant colours. It is very much an ecclectic mix of pinks, oranges, reds and lilacs. However a few areas have given me lovely colour combinations. March’s colour palette was much softer with it’s primrose yellow. April’s colour palette is far from soft and muted! The above posy was taken outside with a simple glass posy vase placed on a mirror to create a lovely light image. I have then added a soft textured layer to create a dreamy effect.
My second image was placed with my Posy Vase placed in the garden amongst the vibrant flowers. I like the border as a backdrop.
Apart from tulips we have had some delightful creamy yellow and white narcissi in the April garden. I felt that these blooms were better displayed in a different posy. Tulips have such a definite bold colour and shape that the more delicate narcissi seemed to get lost amongst them in a posy.
I created two narcissi posies – one in a beautiful hand thrown aqua porcelain jug by Rebecca Callis. The other in an antique glass ink bottle. I have a little collection of old ink bottles and they are great on their own or arranged as a group to show off just a few select flowers from the garden. I used them recently on my stand at the Eynsham Hall Bridal Fair.
So there we have it – April’s Tutti-Frutti Border! April is turning out to be a month with a true kaleidescope of colour. And now for April’s mosaic showing my favourite blooms of the month. I hope you enjoyed this months blooms as much as I have!