Roots & All – Friday Flowers

The month of May always reminds me of stock flowers (see more here and here). With their tall flowering stems in shades of pink and purple and their sweet heady smell scenting your home. So, as May is nearly over, I just had to include them in Friday Flowers. Today I loved showing off the roots of these beautiful blooms. Having the roost on show with bits of soil still in tact, make them look like part of a botanical experiment, I kind of like the unexpected grittiness of this look. I think they look perfect in this tall jug from The White Company that doubles as juice and milk jug when not used as a vase.

pink stock flowers with roots

pink stock flowers with roots

pink stock - roots and all on show

roots and all on show

pink stock - roots and all on show

pink stock – roots and all on show

Photos, Styling & Feature by Theoda Solms Iles 

Cow Parsley & Lilac – Friday Flowers

Get out outside quickly, the month of May is the time of year that I find England to be at her most beautiful. The trees are filling up with fresh lime-green leaves, the cow parsley is standing waist-high, meadows are overflowing with wild flowers and you can practically hear the grass growing. So having no flowers in your home, really, is no excuse. This weekend I’ll be having friends around and after a busy week there was not much time left for faffing about with pretty displays of floral arrangements, so I went bold and basic. Just fill large containers with a few stems of cows parsley and other vessels or jugs with lilac, ta-dah, flowers done.

Cow Parsley & White Lilac

Cow Parsley & White Lilac

Photos and Styling by Theoda Solms Iles