We have reached Summer Solstice and moved beyond. It is July already!
The longest day of the year signified the start of summer, astronomically, and so a new season is upon us.
Arguably, the best of British blooms are now in season, and, although Peonies and Runuculus have finished flowering, the Roses are out, Nigella and Cornflowers are plentiful, and nature provides such glorious scents, textures and colours for us to feast our eyes upon.
The fragrance of Stocks (aka Gillyflower/Matthiola) is sweet, and quite heady, A few stems in a vase will add the scent of summer to your room, and no indoor garden arrangement should be without them at this time of year.
I've teamed them here with Statice, Nigella, and a selection of seasonal foliage. The colour combination works beautifully; it is soothing and calming on the eye. Stocks signify contentment, and a full and happy life. Nigella represents harmony and love, whilst Statice is used for remembrance. How perfect together.
They are some of the best of British blooms available now from British growers. I'm hopeful you can source some from your local flower farmer. Take a look at the Flowers From The Farm website https://www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk and check out who your nearest supplier is. Perhaps you have some of these beautiful blooms in your garden.
Always look to bring some of the outdoors in. Connection between nature, gardens and flowers is so important for wellness and mindfulness. The opportunity for calm is one to seek out.
Photo credit: wlovephotos (with permission)