Flowers resilient to the summer heat.

Add these beauties to your vases and don’t worry about them succumbing to the summer heat.

Summer is already here and a heatwave could be lurking around the corner, but that does not mean that you have to give up your dream of seeing your jars full of blooming flowers.

Here’s 5 beautiful flowers that win the battle against the heat and will bring colour and a summer scent to your home!

Lisianthus (Eustoma)

This beautiful and special flower does not succumb and will remain fresh in your vase for about 10 days. The Lisianthus, reminiscent of roses can be found in a wide variety of colours.

Lysiantes is blooming all year round but its resistance to heat makes it ideal for your summer arrangements.

Tip Before you put your flowers in jars you should cut them 2-3 cm from the bottom, to make water absorption easier.

Calla lilies

Apart from the extraordinary simplicity and elegance that it exudes, summer calla, a South African scented gem, loves the sun and can withstand the heat. Avoid grasping leaves and flowers with bare hands as the plant is poisonous and likely to cause irritation to the skin.

It may not have a scent, but its color and shape make it very attractive.

It may not have a scent, but its colour and shape make it very attractive.

Roses

Still the most romantic and seductive flower that blooms in the summer. Skip the varieties that have thin petals (and therefore reduced heat resistance) and do not leave them exposed for hours in the sun. Place them in a jar with clean water that you change on a daily basis. Do not leave the damaged leaves in the water because they will reduce the flower’s durability.

In roses, we always say "yes" - even when outside it is hot.

When it comes to roses, we always say “yes” – even when it’s hot out.

Tip Wash the jar with bleach for complete disinfection before placing the flowers in. Do not forget that their enemy is the bacteria.

Gerbera This cute, colourful and playful flower comes from Africa. In other words, it’s used to high temperatures. With proper care, it can survive in your jars for up to 3 weeks. Flowers such as gerberas that have hair on their stems may be spoiled if you put a lot of water in the jar. Add just a little water that should be refreshed frequently.

 

Playful gerbera is not only beautiful but also reduces air pollution of indoor spaces.

The gerbera is not only beautiful but also reduces the air pollution of indoor spaces.

Gerani

It is a beautiful, distinctive flower and remains fresh and blooming, even under the heat. You can find it in countless shades and it brings colour and liveliness to your decorations. It is considered one of the easiest flowers to keep and does not need special care. The name gerani is Greek and comes from the word ‘crane’ because the shape of these flowers resembles that of the crane.

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Flowers and your interior design style.

Painters love combining primary colours in order to make secondary ones – at the exact shade they want. But when it comes to flowers, there are no other plants to mix them with in order to generate new colours. However, there are plenty of options for you to combine plants and flowers with each other and with your furniture, in order to create a smooth vision of calmness, elegance and order.

If the Soil is Picasso then flowers are paintings, for they truly are nature’s own creations. To love your home entails choosing the right interior design to give it character – but no interior design is complete without a memorable floral arrangement – a natural “painting”. And that’s what TBR Design Studio is here for; to help you create a zen-ful experience at your personal space with a few basic tips.

Little things, great sights. 

minimalistiPay attention to the littlest things, such as vases and pots. For instance,  If you have a Shabby chic décor, then choosing brighter colours would be the best option. Make sure each pot or vase matches the rest of your interior. Go for light pink, blue and white pots and let each room’s furniture ‘tell’ a story.

 

For an airy look choose ivory avalanche or memory lane roses with carnations and daisies. Scented bouvardia and peach blossoms are always a great addition. To make a good contrast add raspberry orchids in a light green pot (ask TBR for advice on where to purchase the right pots).

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“If the Soil is Picasso then flowers are paintings”

 

 

Location, Location, Location!

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There are some places in your house that you could always place flowers. Add them on fireplaces or next to a pile of books on a coffee table (whose covers match the pot, i.e. a black pot next to (or on top of) leather-bound books). For short furniture use single tall and thin flowers without over-doing it. Try to keep flowers close to (but away from direct) sunlight, to prevent wilting

 

 

Art of colour combination

In hotter countries, most room walls are white (i.e. Santorini). You’ll see this almost throughout the Mediterranean, where yellow flowers take over the interior and bring the summer further inside their house (but without the heat). Flowers are extensions of nature; with the right background and colour selection, they seem to bring the outdoors, inside. Sunflowers and chrysanthemums are great selections for white rooms. If you need some contrast add lithodoras and lilacs or any pink-coloured flower.

White rooms are easy to decorate; either with white furniture or much darker ones. An idea of a beautifully composed white room would be predominantly white with dark wood floors and black furniture, green cushions (that match your plants) and yellow, pink or blue flowers.

m_styled-coffee-table-tom-ford-coffee-table-bookDarker rooms can be more masculine. Add white flowers such as roses, ranunculi or magnolias on dark surfaces and next to dark-themed wallpapers. For a relaxing atmosphere, create an arrangement of short white flowers in glass pots and place them next to lit candles in frosted glass.

TBR encourages you to start dressing your personal space with flowers and plants, in order to create a stress-free and enjoyable environment for you and your family. After all, you deserve the best and it only takes a quick visit down your local florist.

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We are more than happy to help you choose your flowers and create an ideal space. Just give us a call, send us an email at toby@tbrfloraldesign.co.uk 

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