The Flower Fix – Anna Potter

Modern arrangements for a daily dose of nature

Synopsis: Blousy blooms, speckled branches, rich foliage and delicate petals; nature has the power to inspire and energise, calm and soothe, focus and still. Anna has harnessed this magic with 26 tailor-made combinations of flowers to bring a floral boost to your home, no matter what your mood.

With easy-to-find seasonal blooms, found items such as twigs and dried fruit, and any assortment of containers, discover how simple it is to bring a little bit of nature’s mystery into the everyday. Spanning all seasons and including both larger installations and smaller, simpler projects, there is something for anyone looking to play, experiment and create atmosphere with flowers.

Get your daily flower fix with these and more inspiring arrangements:

  • Inspire Playfulness is a spring arrangement to bring joy, featuring lilac, roses, ranunculus, poppy, narcissi and forget-me-nots.
  • Flowers for Gratitude is a mix of summer’s bounty to inspire thankfulness, including garden rose, daucus, echinacea and chocolate sunflower.
  • Find Beauty in the Everday is a colourful arrangement to bring a fresh perspective, featuring autumn foliage, hydrangea, dahlia, crab apple and rosehip.
  • The Shape of Self-Expression is a circular wreath design to express individuality, with holly, lamb’s ear, yellow holly berries, twigs and dried seedheads, and ivy berries.

Each project lists the equipment, flowers and foliage needed to start the project along with step-by-step instructions. There is also a guide to basic flower arranging.

Be led by the flowers, foliage, stems, follow their shapes and form, feel their weight and heft to create versions of these gorgeous arrangements that are uniquely your own.
The Flower Fix presents wild inspiration and modern arrangements by Swallows and Damsons florist Anna Potter, with beautiful photography by India Hobson.

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Why I like it
The Flower Fix is a beautifully produced book, the flower arrangements are absolutely gorgeous, and the photography is stunning! This is a book to read from cover to cover, every page has fascinating information, or helpful advice.

Part 1 of the book is full of projects with Anna’s narrative about how she created the arrangements with step by step guidance. Part 2 is an essential guide to basic flower arranging; notes on colour palettes and how to use colour; and a flower glossary listing the colour, seasonal availability and vase life of each flower. If you are new to flower arranging reading Part 2 first will help you understand some of the processes in the projects in Part 1.

What I love about the project approach to flower arranging was the insight into Anna’s thoughts which absolutely fascinating and encourages you to take a more thoughtful approach to your own flower arrangements.
This is a really special book, an absolute inspiration to anyone who loves flowers and floral displays. Highly Recommended!

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