Go Wild – Friday Flowers

There is only one tree in my garden, a Crab Apple that has the most beautiful blossoms in late spring. So in summer I miss my blooming tree and that inspired me to make a plan. I made very simple hanging vases from jam jars. I fill them with flowers currently blooming in my garden or from meadow flowers, or weeds as others might call them. These pretty wild flowers I picked on my regular dog walk, yellow dandelions, blue borage, small purple thistles, tiny yellow daisy-like flowers and more, make for a colourful tree.

Meadow flowers in jam jars hanging from Crab Apple tree

Meadow flowers in jam jars hanging from Crab Apple tree

 

Meadow flowers and jam jars

Meadow flowers and jam jars

Use thin florist wire and wrap it around the jam jar, securing it just below the ridges of the jar. Then take a second piece of wire and make a handle to hang the jar from. Hide the wire around the jam jar with a pretty ribbon.

Meadow flowers and jam jars

Meadow flowers and jam jars

 

Meadow flowers in jam jars hanging from Crab Apple tree

Meadow flowers in jam jars hanging from Crab Apple tree

 

Photos, Styling and Feature by Theoda Solms Iles

2 thoughts on “Go Wild – Friday Flowers

  1. So pretty. I pick wild (otherwise known as weeds) flowers from the alleyway behind my house. There’s a ton of foliage and flowers to choose from that all look lovely together. Even the wrigglers have started asking for a vase of them in their rooms – not that you can see them amongst the mess! I’m hoping that they inspire them!

    • Emma, You are right, the ‘weeds’ are everywhere, but this thine, it’s a good thing. It is a nice feeling putting flowers in your child’s bedroom, one of my simple pleasures in life.
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