A month of tribute and remembrance calls for sweet yet strong florals that say “spring” without going overboard on romance. A mix of rich purples and deep plums with a touch of cream creates a feminine look that’s sophisticated and original.
Play with scale by placing large sprigs of antique hydrangea with a few eye-catching garden roses, and a little Queen Anne’s lace, lilac, and sweet pea. Accent the mix with artichoke and deep purple scabiosa to add a little unexpected drama, depth, and texture.
Sweet pea pops up for about a month each spring, so grab it while it lasts. Lilacs and roses smell amazing, and are generally long-lasting. Keep your hydrangea out of the heat — avoid windows with direct sun — to help these delicate, traditional blooms last longer.