Taking a leaf from the horticultural calendar, we are feeling inspired to make the most of summer flowers and foliage with creative, colourful or classic arrangements.
The Chelsea Flower Show kicked off the season with five days of show-stopping displays, stunning floral exhibits and exceptional garden designs. Next up, British Flowers Week – bringing together florists, flower schools, growers and wholesalers in celebration of British flowers.
So whether you are green-fingered or more of a novice, read on for our edit of the best vases to get you started.
The Bouquet Vase
An open bouquet vase features a generous wide neck to accommodate an array of blooms and foliage. Make an impressive table centrepiece using a mixed bouquet vase filled peonies, dahlias and freesias and incorporate darker blooms such as blue chrysanthemum into the bouquet to add drama. Float a flower head inside a spherical bouquet vase to create a low table arrangement for dinner parties.
The Single Stem Vase
A single stem vase is ideal for a window ledge or a bedside table. A rose, allium or ranunculus in a summery hue will brighten up the room. Use an iris or calla lily for understated elegance and place a few leaves of greenery to one side for added texture. For a pop of colour, display your stems in one of our Flower Colour Bud Vases or Loft mini vases - each come in a selection of vibrant hues such as lime, violet and turquoise.
The Oversized Vase
A tall, narrow vase is ideal for displaying long stems on mantelpieces and hall tables where space is limited. Giant vases from our Column, Chimney and Flower collections can be used as floor-standing objects. A coloured vase provides an effective backdrop for natural branches or wildflowers, while snap-dragons and phlox will add a burst of colour and create instant height and drama.
Small and easily assembled, a terrarium is a low-maintenance garden built to last. Plant a clear glass pot with succulents, moss, ferns or even an orchid - requiring very little water, orchids prefer indirect sunlight and will last for weeks.