Lately, we can’t stop daydreaming about summer florals and the beautiful ways you can arrange these leggy blossoms. Luckily, Aethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of San Francisco-based floral shop Studio Choo have recently released a wonderful new book, The Flower Recipe Book.
The Flower Recipe Book breaks down each floral arrangement into manageable steps. Even the least floral-savvy among us will be able to create gorgeous arrangements thanks to this new book. Check out a receipe that features cosmos and scabiosa (one of our favorite flowers) below.
Cosmos Recipe 2: With Company
20 stems of cosmos, in assorted colors
5 stems of yarrow
5 stems of tweedia
5 stems of scabiosa
Tall ceramic vase
1. Choose a vase that complements this summery palette.
2. Gather the stems of cosmos into a bunch, loosely lining up the bottom leaves, then trim and place them in the vase. The blooms will be at different heights.
3. Trim and add the yarrow stems to the center of the arrangement, filling in spaces between the cosmos.
4. Trim and add the tweedia stems to fill the remaining spaces. Finish with the long stems of scabiosa, trimming and grouping two in one area and three on the opposite side.
Want to read more? Pick up a copy of The Flower Recipe Book online or in your local bookstore!
Excerpted from THE FLOWER RECIPE BOOK by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2013. Photographs by Paige Green