FORAGING FOR FLOWERS
Friend and Photographer Zuza Grubecka and I took a road-trip to Suffolk to visit Ann-Marie. The gardener who adopted a neglected walled garden and brought it back creating a flower heaven for unusual floral specimen. Her way to growing is a very natural and seasonal approach.
This was the second year I had chosen locally grown flowers for my Open Studio displays. Apart from ceramics, flowers and flower-arranging are my strongest passions. Anne-Marie's knowledge of the floral world made the visit to her blooms was a treat. She can tell you all the names ideal growing conditions plus thing and dishes you can do and make with them. She also supplies blooms for weddings and other special occasions - even flower confetti is available to her brides. Pedals she lovingly collects and dries in one of her many fascinating outbuildings. Each one telling stories of gone-by times when others cared for this garden dating back as far as the 1850's.
We could have spend hours choosing and cutting all the July crop. And we did go home with buckets full of treasure.
Anne- Marie gives courses and supplies her flowers - follow her on Instagram to get the full impact of her creative output. I cant wait for the next excuse to get more of her amazing blooms!