Summer flowers inspire me to raid the vase closet for vases in cool colors for the long, hot July days. Blues and whites are some favorites and good to show off summer flowers.
More spring flowers arranged by Janet Schuhl in an elegant footed vase by Francis Palmer. Multi-colored tulips are shown to perfection with arching stems and voluptuous blossoms. Notice how the few white tulips help to unify the white vase with the arrangement.
A bouquet of white flowers, straw, and bunny tails, are shown off in a simple white vase.
In Sogetsu class a tall white vase holds two green chrysanthemum blooms with a tall, angular structure of equisetum. The placement of the vase on the white pedestal balances the asymmetrical placement of the equisetum.
Years ago, an experience flower show exhibitor told me never to use a blue vase for a flower show design. I neglected her advice and won my first blue ribbon in the Philadelphia Flower Show using a blue vase and orange, yellow, and white poppies. I don’t have a picture, but this is the blue ribbon wining vase!
I hope that you have some fun this summer and can find some blue and white vases to fill with flowers. Happy arranging.