At the market this weekend, for the first time, there were a few small pails of pussy willows. I don't know about you, but to me, pussy willows are a sign of spring. I just couldn't resist buying a few bundles.
As I continued through the flowers brought that day, I found some vibrant green roses. These are a variety that I don't normally see at market. They remind me of my mother-in-law. Her favourite colour is a vibrant green and as soon as I saw them, I slowly started to see a beautiful bouquet taking shape. We were going over for coffee the next night, and I thought these would be a lovely little gift.
I grabbed a bunch of the green roses, and went from there. There were some green carnations in a similar shade and some fragrant yellow freesias that would compliment the roses. For a bit of contrast I threw in some white sweetheart roses. These are the exact colours of her kitchen, and many of the accents in her home.
It was the pussy willows that really made the bouquet though. I had enough to make up a little arrangement for her in an old milk glass vase, and a smaller version for my sister-in-law. They didn't take much time to put together and the end result is just so fresh and vibrant, like spring in a pot!