At this time of year, there isn’t an abundance of flowers outside. But you can bring flowers into your home! A few tulips in a vase make life much more enjoyable when it’s grey outside. I am not a professional florist or floral designer but I love to play with flowers. If flowers make you happy too, join me in this blog post where I show you how to make the most of a bunch of tulips.Continue reading Simple tulip flower arrangement: ideas and tips
I am a big fan of Erin Benzakein of Floret Flowers. I have been following Floret on Instagram for years and am constantly in awe of the beautiful images taken on the farm. Floret Farm grows hundreds of flower varieties and they all look amazing. I loved Erin’s first book, Cut Flower Garden, and now there is a new book. Cut Flower Garden was all about growing flowers. The new book, A Year in Flowers, is all about arranging flowers. Read on to learn more about this new book, or to just enjoy the gorgeous photos from the book.Continue reading A Year in Flowers: New book by Erin Benzakein
Wouldn’t you like to walk through a field of colourful flowers? Wouldn’t you like to choose and cut as many flowers as you want? Wouldn’t you like to have lunch in the middle of a flower field?
I am such a lucky girl because that is exactly what I did at the family flower farm of Marlies and Linda.Continue reading A family flower farm: spreading the love for flowers
Hello there! Dahlia season is in full swing and despite the drought, my dahlia garden is producing lots of flowers. Flowering its heart out, dahlia Labyrinth is stealing the show. With beautiful peach-pink flowers on dark stems, this dahlia is a flower growers dream.
Hello there! I hope you have been enjoying September. Autumn colours are everywhere, leaves are starting to fall and my dahlia garden is coming to an end. Last year, I had blooms well into October. But this year, September has been wet and cold and dahlias don’t like that. Still, I really enjoyed my dahlia garden. I didn’t have as many flowers as other years, but I did have enough dahlias to play with.
Last week my friend Sinie (also known as Super dahlia) and I drove to Noordwijkerhout in the Flower Bulb Region. We went to visit a family flower farm growing dahlias. The lovely ladies of FAM Flower Farm invited us and we couldn’t have been more excited.Continue reading A Family Flower Farm in Holland growing dahlias
Hello there! It’s February and almost Valentine’s day. Do you celebrate Valentine’s day or do you just skip it? To me, Valentine’s day is not a big deal, I won’t be disappointed when I don’t get diamonds or red roses. But it is the day I started my blog two years ago! I like to keep up the tradition and write a Valentine’s day blog post every year. This year, I kept it simple and created dried hydrangea hearts. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for a free printable hydrangea heart! Continue reading Dried hydrangea heart for Valentine’s Day
This year, I am looking forward to spring more than usual. I have been photographing blue anemones, to beat the winter blues.
I am not really a winter person. I do like to skate, though. Holland is so beautiful seen from the ice. And I do like snow. But what’s the use of this cold weather when the ice is too thin for skating and there is not enough snow for sledging? Let’s move on to spring, shall we? Continue reading Photographing blue anemones: looking forward to spring
Hello there! I hope you enjoyed an Indian Summer wherever you live. The weather here has been amazing. This year’s summer was disappointing. According to the weather bureau, there were just seven days without rain! But, of course, when everyone went back to school and work, summer finally arrived. Two weeks ago we even had temperatures of 30ºC and over, which is a bit much for me. However, this week is chillier and I have to accept summer is truly over.
Do you know what the ingredients of a perfect mixed flower bouquet are? A mixed flower bouquet features different types of flowers. Focal flowers, base flowers, spires, vines, fillers, and foliage. Have a closer look at this beautiful arrangement in shades of purple and violet. Do you like it and want to know more? Read on to learn some interesting floral facts and how to get the most out of your flower bouquet.