The Flower Recipe Book

the flower recipe

I have a black thumb.  I can look at a plant and basically watch it wilt before my eyes.  I’m not good with greenery.

Conversely, I can look at a stick of butter and basically watch it turn into biscuits.  I’m good with butter.  Butter is my spirit animal.

the flower recipe

There’s a gorgeous new book from called The Flower Recipe Book.  It creates recipes for flower arranging.  (!!!!!)

Maybe you’re one of those people that can just pick the prettiest flowers and throw together stunning arrangements.  I’m sooo not that person.  When it comes to flower arranging, I can be a bit of a dolt.  This book is filled of beauty and inspiration.  It’s sweet and clever.  If it were scratch and sniff… it would be just beyond!  This might be the solution to my black thumb. Also… cut flowers are going to die anyway so I’m really just off the hook.

the flower recipe

The first task in bringing a flower recipe together is flower shopping!  I found myself standing at the farmer’s market with my copy of the book open… studying.  I also took a moment to appreciate the plants that surround my tiny house.  It turns out that I’m surrounded by geraniums and never noticed!

the flower recipe

With inspiration in written form, I decided to combine orange lilies, coffee bean buds  Hypericum or St. Johns Wort (as some of you have pointed out), geranium from my front yard, and freesia.

the flower recipe

Water and vessels are important.  I used a cake stand and two enamel mugs from Best Made as my casual vases.

the flower recipe

It might seem strange that I’m following instructions to put flowers in a glass.  Seriously though… the inspiration is everything I needed.

the flower recipe

This is so different from butter and sugar and it feels fantastic.

My cat is disappointed there’s no buttermilk for him to paw at.

the flower recipe

I just wanted to share a bit of inspiration with you.  The Flower Recipe Book has made my heart happy, and made me think about flowers and vases in a new way.  This book would be a great housewarming gift.  If you’re already thinking about Mother’s Day… boom, done!  It’s a treat, to be sure.

End Note:  Yes, lilies are extremely poisonous to our cat friends.  Keep them far far away from kitty.  No joke.

67 thoughts on “The Flower Recipe Book

  1. “Buttter is my spirit animal.”
    Whoa – that’s BRILLIANTLY funny, and totally resonates..
    And Julia Child my spirit guide : )

  2. Thank you…I woke up at 430am, couldn’t stop thinking about flower arranging and blogging (for real) – one hour later I found this post and will go get this book tomorrow. The world is a happening place…

  3. Wow what a great book ! I too don’t have the talent with plants and flowers…I i have some plants around the house not many and weeks pass by before I realize they need water; same with flowers I usually stick with one type of flower and and the same color to place in a vase. Stunning pics. TY – Marisa

  4. My parents owned a flower shop when I was born but closed it up when I was quite young, so, I’m sad to say I know absolutely nothing about floral arrangements. It’s definitely something I wish I knew though so I may have to get this book & teach myself!

  5. What a cool book! And your skills for turning butter into biscuits are always appreciated. And those flowers of yours…stunning! That lily is so perfect it almost looks artificial! I want your front yard!

  6. Look at you, identifying flowers around your house and putting them together so prettily! Impressive, indeed. I have always fared better with butter and baking than flowers as well, so I would welcome this kind of instruction. I love the concept of the book — nice to hear your recommendation!

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