3 Bulbs You Won’t Believe! Spring Floral Fashion & Home Decor
Top London florist Todich Floral Design combines the exquisite beauty and delight of Britain’s rare wild flowers with spring floral fashion and home decor. Flower trends come and go, but decorating with flowers at home is a simple way, year after year, to celebrate spring.
Be sure to see this top ten list of rare and beautiful flowers, along with their more commonly sighted yet just as pretty lookalikes, which you can find at your local London florist and use to decorate at home. All arranged for you by event decor and flower art expert, Todich Floral Design:
Pasqueflowers and Tulips
Precious purple pasqueflowers, also known as the wind flower, prairie crocus or the Easter flower, are our first stop on this journey through Britain’s brightest and most secretive blossoms. Seek and find these pretties nestled in meadows and among wild grasses. Bell-shaped blossoms will bloom in early spring, revealing yellow anthers.
Tulips resemble pasqueflowers in their bell shaped and petals unfurling in bright sunshine. Purple and lavender tulips in spring are a pretty substitute if you can’t journey to the country. A glass vase of tulips in some fresh water, on your windowsill or set in the middle of the table — that’s all you need.
Grass of Parnassus, Cute as Buttercups
Found in wetlands, low marshy territory, fens and damp outskirts of forests, Grass of Parnassus are also sometimes called ‘bog stars.’ These tiny, delicate ‘stars’ sprout five feathery white petals, flat and rounded, with light green veins.
Equally dainty and lustrous, are ranunculus flowers — commonly called buttercups, or spearwort — growing in gardens, the tiny cracks and shady areas of low stone walls, and sometimes along the rocky embankments of trickling streams.
Though you may have to search for them in the weeds, it’s definitely worth it, and they are easier to find than Grass of Parnassus. String tiny white and yellow buttercups along a thread to make a cute floral bracelet. Use a string and lay your blossoms out along the mantelpiece, hang them from doorknobs, or sprinkle loose petals on the dining room table, like springtime confetti!
Would you rather enjoy an alluring Fritillary, or Fresh and Dainty Snowdrop?
Frillaries look like tiny bells, or, when illuminated by shafts of sunlight, red Chinese paper lanterns. Though take care of which Fritillary flower you encounter — they are all beautiful, but some varieties carry a sweeter fragrance than others. In fact, the smelliest of the bunch have been described as ‘rather nasty’ and reminiscent of dog’s droppings. So beware!
One flower species similar in shape to the Fritillary is the snowdrop (and you need not worry about — nor fear — its odour). Snowdrops hang like tiny white bells — bells calling out for spring’s arrival? Or wedding bells? — which make adorable spring decorations and home decor.
All you need to do is gather your snowdrops and put them in a small bottle or tiny glass jar. Add a white or cream ribbon around the jar and set your decoration on a floral print tablecloth or clean white linen.