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A BLUSHING SPRING ARRANGEMENT

Flower children, welcome back for another installment in our FLOWER EDUCATION series! Today Rebecca Dawn Design and I couldn’t be more excited to share this Blushing Spring Arrangement with you — it’s sweet, fragrant and right on trend for Spring 2017 (nope, I’m not even close to being done with the Spring 2017 Pantone Fashion Color Report!). Although I love each of the arrangements and bouquets Rebecca and I create, I have to say — this one is my all time favourite!

Blush tones are a huge trend this spring and its been so much fun translating seasonal colour inspiration across categories. This season, blush, peach and neutral tones have been present in my BEAUTY content and I can’t stop wearing blush inspired neutrals at the moment (they’ll be popping up in my next FASHION post!). Not only are blush and neutral toned blooms perfectly on trend, but the exquisite variety of shades that mother natures provides for us each spring is truly nothing short of amazing. Embrace the season with us today as we chat about our favourite spring blooms and flowering branches in this Blushing Spring Arrangement — including dreamy, oversized Japanese Ranunculus, standard Ranunculus, Quicksand Roses, Lisianthus, Hyacinths and fragrant Magnolia branches hailing from Canada’s west coast! Rebecca also shares her expert flowering branch foraging and care tips to inspire you to enjoy the beauty of the season in your home this spring.


A BLUSHING SPRING ARRANGEMENT


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If this is your first flower post here at JustineCelina, thanks for stopping by — we’re delighted to have you! Rebecca sourced some absolutely stunning blooms for us to work with for this post (like these peach Japanese Ranunculus!) and we’re elated to share this Blushing Spring Arrangement with you in hopes that it inspires you to bring the outside in this season. Rebecca also provides expert flower branch foraging and care tips towards the end of this post — whether you’re purchasing your branches from a flower market (they should be popping up this month) or doing some urban foraging, we’ve got you covered!

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A Blushing Spring Arrangement with Coral Japanese Ranunculus, Lisianthus, Hyancith, Magnolia and Quicksand Roses | Spring Wedding Flower Ideas | Pantone Colour Trends Spring 2017 // JustineCelina.com

A few words from Rebecca

“With spring comes a bounty of blooms and a spectrum of flowering branches we’ve been eagerly awaiting all winter long! The combination of gentle hues and sweet scents radiating from this blushing arrangement usher the ethereal beauty of spring indoors to cheer up any space.”

A Blushing Spring Arrangement with Coral Japanese Ranunculus | Spring Wedding Flower Ideas | Pantone Colour Trends Spring 2017 // JustineCelina.com

Flowers for an arrangement or bouquet are always divided into categories: primary flowers, secondary flowers and foliage or greenery (or in this case, flowering branches!). Today our primary flowers include those gorgeous, oversized Japanese Ranunculus, standard Ranunculus and understated Quicksand Roses (remember them?). Our secondary flowers are Lisianthus and Hyacinths, while fragrant Magnolia branches tie everything together with a whimsical, west coast flair and act as our foliage!

A Blushing Spring Arrangement with Coral Japanese Ranunculus, Lisianthus, Hyancith, Magnolia and Quicksand Roses | Spring Wedding Flower Ideas | Pantone Colour Trends Spring 2017 // JustineCelina.com

We drew colour inspiration from the softer side of the Spring 2017 Pantone Fashion Color Report — blush, neutral and muted tones are trending this spring and they just happen some of mine and Rebecca’s favourites. They’re so fresh intermixed with these pops of green! This sweet springtime arrangement features an array of quintessential spring blooms which we identify for you below if you’d like to recreate this arrangement at home or bookmark it as inspiration for an event or special occasion (a spring wedding, perhaps?). Let’s break it down!

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OUR BLUSHING SPRING ARRANGEMENT INCLUDES


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 — Ingredients left to right, top to bottom —


1. Hyacinth
Learn more about them in our Introduction to Spring Flowers post from last April

2. Lisianthus
A brand new flower here at JustineCelina, native to the southern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and northern South America

3. Quicksand Rose
Learn more about them in our All About Roses post

4. Japanese Ranunculus
The dreamiest Ranunculus ever!

5. Ranunculus
Learn more about them in our Introduction to Spring Flowers post from last April

6. Magnolia
Transported to us from Canada’s Gulf Islands

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The flower list for this sweet springtime arrangement is actually quite minimal! Rebecca opted out of using greenery this time to impart a more monochromatic vibe and allow these gorgeous blooms and branches to shine. I love the quirky, organic note the Magnolia branches add. Aren’t they charming?


FLOWERING BRANCH FORAGING & CARE TIPS


If you too are captivated by spring’s blossoming branches, you’re in luck — they’ll be popping up in flower markets everywhere this month. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try your hand at a little urban foraging? Rebecca’s expert foraging and care tips are ideal to successfully capture and care for any flowering branch!

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FORAGING TIPS

1. The best time to forage flowering branches is the early morning, when the flowers are fully hydrated.

2. Use a sharp, clean knife (and please be careful!) to trim the branches a few inches longer than the final length you would like. Always cut just above a leaf, bud or branch junction.

3. Immediately place the cut end of the branches in a bucket or other container filled with warm water.


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CARE TIPS

1. Once you get the branches home, fill a clean vase with warm water and a floral preservative, preparing the mixture according to instructions on the floral preservative label.

2. While the branches are still submerged in the bucket of water, cut any leaves or small stems off the portion off of the branch that will be below the waterline in your arrangement. This will ensure the cut surface is not exposed to air and extend the life of the blossoms.

3. Use a diagonal cut to remove at least 1/2β€³ of each branch before arranging them.

4. Transfer the flowering branches quickly into the prepared, water-filled vase.

5. Replace the preservative-and-water solution whenever the water in the vase appears cloudy, which indicates bacterial activity. Each time you replace the water, trim off at least 1/2β€³ of stem from the bottom of each flower stem to prolong the life of your flowering branch.


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Craving even more blushing spring flowers? Hop over to our Special 1st Anniversary Edition of Digital Blooms post where you can download 3 free wallpapers for your digital devices inspired by spring’s most beautiful blossoms!


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What are your favourite flowering branches? Magnolia sure are beautiful (I was in the Portland area at the height of Magnolia season a couple of years ago and it was so gorgeous!), but I’m also partial to cherry blossoms. I just missed them on my recent trip to Vancouver and the island, but Rebecca and I actually worked with them last year! Lilacs are also lovely, although it will be a couple of months before they pop out here in Calgary.

A Blushing Spring Arrangement with Coral Japanese Ranunculus, Lisianthus, Hyancith, Magnolia and Quicksand Roses | Spring Wedding Flower Ideas | Pantone Colour Trends Spring 2017 // JustineCelina.com

We hope you enjoyed this Blushing Spring Arrangement as part of our FLOWER EDUCATION series and learned something new in this post! If you have a summer flower question or request, just leave us a comment — we’re currently planning new content and would love your feedback. Have a great rest of your week, friends!

A Blushing Spring Arrangement with Coral Japanese Ranunculus, Lisianthus, Hyancith, Magnolia and Quicksand Roses | Spring Wedding Flower Ideas | Pantone Colour Trends Spring 2017 // JustineCelina.com


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  • Reply Alexandra | Occasionally Eggs April 21, 2017 at 9:45 am

    You know I have a spring wedding happening in a few weeks, right?! I need to try to locate some Japanese ranunculus, it’s just perfect. Unfortunately magnolia is already done here (and it’s stormy today, so I know any remaining blossoms are going to be blown away!) but they were so pretty while they lasted – I wish they were in season in May instead! Beautiful as always, Justine, I always look forward to these posts.

    • Reply Justine April 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      No, I DID NOT know that your wedding is in a few weeks, Alexandra — congratulations! The Japanese ranunculus are so, so dreamy, aren’t they? I actually just discovered them myself about 2 months ago and was dying to incorporate them into our flower content this spring. If you can get your hands on some, they definitely make an impact! Thank you for stopping by and best wishes for your upcoming wedding. Will you be blogging about it at all?! Have a great weekend, love!

  • Reply Sean April 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Those little purple-edged ranunculus are amazing. They look almost unreal – as if they were made of fabric. True to form, I learn something from every one of these floral education features. I must say that I really enjoy the way the branches work in this one. There’s a certain Far-East aesthetic, reminiscent of ikebana styles and Chinese brushwork, and I really love it. And while this may be beyond the scope of the flowers themselves, I really love the way that arrangement looks on that clean, minimal white table. It’s a stunning shot, and anyone would be lucky to enjoy that combination in their house! Cheers!

    • Reply Justine April 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment, Sean! I knew you would love the Ranunculus here. Whenever I see the goodies Rebecca has sourced for our work together, I’m always amazed at the incredible variety in the different species. Basically, this arrangement is a culmination of my Ranunculus dreams come true! Haha. We wanted to keep the vase and everything else in the shot light and airy so the focus was on the arrangement — thanks for the kudos. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Ayngelina Brogan April 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Those quicksand roses are gorgeous, I love how the arrangement is so pretty but not overpowering.

    • Reply Justine April 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Aren’t they stunning? Understated but so elegant. If you’d like to learn more about them, we actually published an All About Roses post post in February where we chat about them in detail. Have a lovely weekend, Ayngelina!

  • Reply Shareba April 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

    The weather has been so dreary that this is a nice pick-me-up. Thanks Justine πŸ™‚

    • Reply Justine April 22, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Hey — that’s what we’re here for! Glad we could bring some joy to your day, Shareba. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Lyndsay Sung // Coco Cake Land April 22, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    This is sooooo pretty – I adore flowering branches, it’s so tempting to go around the neighbourhoods snipping a few here and there when the cherry blossoms bloom – I should really plant one, finally! I love the monochromatic look, good call on holding off on the greenery! This is truly gorgeous. I always fall in love with flowers after reading your flower posts and I appreciate the up-close look via flat-lay – who knew there were specifically Japanese ranunculus??? (PS, read your Vancouver post – glad you had fun!!)

    • Reply Justine April 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Hey Lyndsay — great to hear from you! Thanks so much for popping by this weekend for some flower education. πŸ™‚ I’m all for planting flowering tress! Last year, we worked with some Nanking Cherry branches from Rebecca’s Mom’s tree and they were so beautiful. And yes, Vancouver was a blast! How are you doing? Looking forward to popping over to Coco Cakeland and checking out your latest. Enjoy your Sunday!

  • Reply Kelly Ohnona April 24, 2017 at 6:26 am

    love theses arrangements! so pretty and springy! I wish you could make them for my new place!

    • Reply Justine April 24, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks Kelly! Rebecca is so talented and I love collaborating with her to bring flower content to JustineCelina! If you’re interested in making your own arrangements at home, we do have a DIY tutorial. πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

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