The February Shoot

Last year, each month, I gave a couple of buckets of flowers with a theme to a talented florist. Their brief to make what they liked to show off the flowers. All of them only got a couple of days notice of what they were likely to be getting.

February's florist was Jay Archer.

Jay has been a loyal supporter of my flower farm since it started, and her bubbly personality and go get it ethos are the reasons that she is so much in demand as a Wedding florist, and by other florists as a tutor and mentor at her Flower School.

Because she regularly uses a majority of British Flowers and Foliage, she was a great florist to give the February challenge of a restricted palette of colours and material.

I've been waiting to post this on the blog, because unlike last year which was mild, the cold winter has meant that the Anemones that we used weren't available at the beginning of February. They are though this week, so now we can show you this great blend of Winter Tulips, Anemones, and Narcissus.

The red Valentine theme was carried through to the foliage as well, with Skimma Rubella, and Dogwood stems. and Pussy Willow, Senicio and Eucalyptus gave silvery tones as well, which showed off the white flowers.

This amazing foam free arrangement just shows that winter flowers don't have to be small and understated.