We’ve been following dried flower trends for a while. It started with some Instagram posts in late 2016, could it be true, dried flowers were being mentioned again? South Korea and Japan were early adopters, posies and decorations were petite sometimes minute and perfect in every way. Each flower was chosen with extreme care and placed with precision. Other flower trends sprang up including pressing flowers and botanical collections and curios seemed the thing to have, collect and photograph. We were inspired to create some dried flower curtains for our stand at the Spring Fair in Birmingham earlier in the year and were inspired by Rebecca Louise Law.Then for me, it really happened in the UK when the floral artist https://www.rebeccalouiselaw.com/ exhibited at Kew Gardens, Shirley Sherwood Gallery https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/attractions/shirley-sherwood-gallery in a long-running exhibition from October 2017 to March 2018. The installation was titled ‘Life in Death’ and there was also a book of the same name.
Dried Statice, Nigella heads and Acrolinum flower chains pictured above
My son and I visited early one Sunday morning and were lucky enough to wander through the flower cascades on our own, we were entranced. We really didn’t know where to look, every flower, every cascade, every viewpoint was captivating. A whole range of flowers and seeds were used such as Poppy Heads, Pine cones, Statice, Helichrysum, Delphinium and I particularly loved the Nigella heads
Dried Sanfordii flower cascades above.
I could go on and on about this installation but the blog is about trends so I must move away and then talk about Liberty London https://www.libertylondon.com. We have had so many calls relating to the flowers in store. Dried flowers really do look great displayed in this way and the flowers in Liberty’s show some of the dyed options that can be produced in a range of colours. Some of the bunches shown here are Lagurus, Statice, Papaver, Setaria, Achillea, Amaranthus.
We are in a really exciting time of year for dried flowers now and our next blog will be full of news about the current harvest, products available now and new items coming in soon.