When culinary blog Food52 invited Cocoon to create a unique centerpiece for a feature collaboration with Squarespace , I jumped at the opportunity. Having recently updated Cocoon's website on Squarespace (designed by Dabito) I knew it would be a great way to show how happy I am with the new platform. It's been easy to learn and is a pleasure to play with both with imagery and text. Be sure to check out Cocoon's full feature at Food25 and enjoy the special Square Space offer.
Today's botanical inspiration comes from a dear friend's garden in Maine. Nestled on the coast and engulfed in salty ocean air the garden is overflowing with lavender, spirea and various foliage plants and shrubs. Before leaving I couldn't resist creating an arrangement for our hosts. Take a look:
Thank you EVB and DVB for sharing your beautiful summer home and garden with us.
With roses, lemon balm and lime branches, all from our garden, I put together a free form flower arrangement in a vessel given to me by a dear friend. Take a look at how it took shape and read a few tips below on creating your very own composition.
5 tips on creating your own free form botanical arrangement:
1. Use seasonal foliage/flowers.
2. Pick both flowers in full bloom and some that are just budding.
3. Leave a fair amount of foliage on the stems.
4. Incorporate berries, fruits and/or branches.
5. Let the petals fall freely around the vessel.
I like to place bouquets in not-so-obvious places, like bathrooms, kitchen counters and childrens' rooms.
Thank you EVB for the lovely vase!
P.S.: I will be unplugged for a few days during our first California camping trip with our children. YAY!!!