Goodbye, Winter Blooms

by The Ladies of Foret

As winter makes its slow creep into spring, we are taking a moment to celebrate! New Englanders at heart, we jump at the chance to rejoice in making it through yet another cold and dark winter. Last month’s dreams of sunny southern California melt away with the snow as we start hanging up our down coats. We wanted to politely say goodbye to the flower friends that have gotten us through the dark months and get ready for the beautiful spring blooms that will soon fill our studio. Thank you, anemone, for giving us your soft petals and dark centers and for adding a touch of elegance to the white of winter. Privet berry, we will think of you fondly in July when we are barefoot and eating fresh blueberry pies. Thank you, winter blooms, for reminding us that there is life during the colder months.  — The Ladies of Forêt

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The flowers in this arrangement are lisianthus, agonis, prairie willow, anemone, astrantia and privet berry.

With the spring equinox just around the corner (March 20th, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), what better way to use these guys than in a farewell arrangement, as an homage to the dark and light of winter and spring? Celebrated in different ways and in many cultures throughout history, the spring equinox is a time to welcome the light and warmth of longer days and prepare for the upcoming growing season. For this arrangement, we chose to dust off some of our favorite terra cotta urns and create a still-life moment that reflects the passage of time and rebirth as trees begin to bud and bulbs begin to sprout. Spring is the time for new beginnings and fresh starts.

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