There truly is nothing quite like a spring flower.
After all the gloom and greyness of winter, there is so much to appreciate about spring florabundance.
Scented and colourful and feminine and pretty.
Little blooms of sunshine.
Because I am so unoriginal, but also because I think they are the perfect vessel for making just a few blooms look so special and beautiful, I still cannot go past a collection of vintage bottles for my spring flowers.
A little flower, a snippet of jasmine, a sprig of freshly picked mint (minus the caterpillars who wisely decided that they much preferred the joys of life over the fence, and so 'flew' there pronto with a small helping hand), literally plonked into the bottle, and they can't help but look gorgeous.
An odd number of bottles, at varying heights, makes a lovely informal arrangement.
Maximum florabundance with minimal effort.
To see how the true professionals do it, catch up with Jane and her Flowers in the House post.
Beautiful as always.
Do you have a favourite spring flower?
It's freesias for me - they remind me of my Nana, who used to grow them by the hundreds, and they had that stunning, intoxicating, almost heady fragrance that only a homegrown freesia can have.
She would always deliver a huge bunch and a pavlova for my birthday.
Alas and alack, birthdays aren't nearly as exciting these days! Only another grey hair or wrinkle to look forward to.