Blooms gathered from the cottage garden lend graciousness to this gift. Entwined with tendrils of ivy to represent friendship, peonies offer compassion, larkspur brings levity, and purple carnations add whimsy. Bells of Ireland, apple-green stems covered in cuplike calyxes, extend wishes for good fortune.
Text Melissa Lester
Photography Mac Jamieson
Styling Melissa Sturdivant Smith
For more thoughtfully crafted bouquets, see “The Poetry of Flowers” in the May/June 2018 issue, available at Victoriamag.com.