Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rose and Basil Bouquet

The combination of Rose and Basil scent isn't just magic in a candle - the real life inspiration can also make you swoon.  I have been making small flower arrangements combining roses and fresh herbs for years, yet I still get surprised looks when I present the combination in person.  An actual light bulb moment when they look at me as if to say, "Where have I been?"

So many people have big bushy basil plants in a pot outside, yet overlook their potential as a bit of green in a flower arrangement.  I have this arrangement of David Austin "Heritage" roses in a antique teacup (stems inserted into damp floral foam) with 2 sprigs of fresh basil.  It is compact, but powerful - in scent and scope.  

When you walk into the room, this sweet bouquet will get your attention.


Heather said...

what a great idea! i have basil growing this year...i will have to try it!

Anne Reeves said...

Absolutely! Glad you are inspired, Heather!