French country style flowers for summer

When you want to impress your guests or even simply make your home and even better place to spend your free time, then fresh flowers are just what you need. The French country is beautiful throughout the year but it’s even more lovely in the summer. So why not add some of this French flavour to your kitchen?

It’s all about rich colours and plenty of texture. So think about colours like red, yellow, purple, and a good dose of green. The right amount of foliage can make all the difference by helping your flowers stand out even more. For the country theme, make sure that you choose the right container for your arrangement. Baskets are ideal but, remember, they are not waterproof. This means that you have a couple of options. Firstly, you could place a suitable vase or waterproof container inside the basket. This will hold the water and your flowers. It needs to fit inside the basket and it should not be too tall. Another option is to use floral foam. The floral foam will be soaked with water which means that you need to place a waterproof tray inside the basket to prevent the wet foam from damaging the basket.

For some extra flare, you can add some red grapes to the arrangement. If you are worried about the effect fruit has on fresh flowers, you could always opt for artificial grapes. That way you can also reuse them whenever you want to make one of these colourful arrangements.

Another idea, if you don’t want to mix too many colours, is to display large yellow blooms like sunflowers in a small picnic basket with the lid open. Add some grapes and perhaps a few small French baguettes. Of course, if you plan on eating the baguettes, you will need to protect them and place them in a special container inside the basket so that they don’t get wet. A small bottle of wine will also make a great addition to the display and it will add to the theme.