Summer Flowers 01: Bloemenatelier Rob Martin
In Issue 04 of Countlan Magazine, we wanted to test how flowers are arranged in different cities around the world. So we came up with the summer floral arrangement challenged and found five florists in five different cities to come up with their own interpretation. With the help of our two talented contributors, bloggers, Judith de Graaff (Joelix blog) and Geraldine Tan (Little Big Bell blog), they interviewed and photographed their trusted local florists.
We hope from this experiment, you can start to familiarize yourself with different floral arrangement styles from around the world and perhaps pick up a few ideas for your home next time you entertain. To our delight, our five florists employed a variety of styles, blooms and approaches to create their finished product. We hope you enjoy the end result.
First, we look at the summer flower arrangement by florist, Rob Martin in Vught, The Netherlands
The Florist: Bloemenatelier Rob Martin // Vught, The Netherlands//Bloemenatelier-robmartin.nl
The Flowers: Hydrangea, rhododendron, roses, oleander, jasmine, viburnum, tulips, eustoma, iron ferns, polygonatum, cotoneaster
The Inspiration: For a summer bouquet, I wanted to create a spontaneous and sparkling combination of flowers. In Holland we have access to almost every kind of flower year round. But I always prefer to use only seasonal flowers and keep arrangements as natural as possible.
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Photographed By: Judith de Graaff