As the last of my tulips shed their big waxy petals, I can’t deny that it’s been a pretty glorious spring. The swallows are returning for summer and I feel like I can hear more birdsong than ever before in our little Sheffield garden. Everything is taking off. The grass is growing rapidly, weddings are in full flow, peonies are blooming and before we know it, summer will be bearing down on us. So I’m taking a moment to appreciate spring, to take a slow, close look around and breathe it all in.
This table arrangement I’ve created is an homage to this time of year. The crossover where tulips and hellebores meet roses and peonies. The foliage is young and fresh, yet bares warm autumnal hues in its oh-so-new and fragile state. The birds, insects and flowers merge in some harmonious botanical picture postcard. Flowers invade the table and there’s little room for anything else, except perhaps cake — of course, there’s always room for cake. —Anna Potter
Photography by India Hobson
“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
from Design*Sponge http://www.designsponge.com/2017/05/spring-flowers-by-swallows-damsons.html