Flowers Arranged Around Themselves
Arranging blossoms in vases together
This trend is very strong. We have seen it for some years, often born to save costs on table arrangements. At times it seemed shabby rather than beautiful, but the trend has now blossomed. The ‘budvases’, as they are called in America, are ready to become a real trend. Place a bunch of them on a plate, a mirror, a metal base, a table runner... It has an opulent charm. The vases are very refined and often made of colourful glass or ceramics. The flowers in the vases reach out to their neighbours in adjacent vases, creating sophisticated combinations of shapes, colours and textures. The scenes become richer and richer and what flowers are better for this than the smaller species and the varieties that can be taken apart - like the Eryngium. Clematis with their nodding flowers and shapely grasses like Chasmanthium create a binding effect. The small vase decorations can be adjusted, mixed, transported and distributed with ease.
The vases often consist of mixed collections, table pieces full of memories.
Sometimes different in height, shape, colour, pattern and more. These differences are also reflected in the flowers: think of a combination with Craspedia, Gloriosa and Jatropha for variation in shape, colour and character. It seems easier than it is. There are many rules, and possibilities, ways to do it and ‘never do it like that’. It takes a caring, light, refined hand of the designer to make the spectacle come to life. Playful? Yes, certainly. But with consequences and limits. Make groups of circles, rows of squares or ovals. Rhythmic like a dance, compact like a cube. With small eruptions and fine tendrils to connect.
About the design
The arrangement is placed in many blueish, simple glass vases filled with water. There is a larger group on the left, and a smaller one on the right. A structure is made from chalk sticks, tied together with white wax rope. Blue flowers, and a little purple: Agapanthus, Delphinium, Clematis, Oxypetalum, blue Hydrangeas, Gentiana plena and Passiflora.
Trend Development: Gregor Lersch