I think that dogwood blossoms far outshine cherry or the other blossom families. The size, the beautiful white flowers with their darling little detailed petals, make these exceptional specimen blooms that really can hold their own or solo in a vase.
I think that of all the flowers, the classic nature of camellia sits right at the top of my list. I adore them when they first appear in the early spring and as much as I know they will not last, to enjoy indoors floating in a crystal bowl is a marvellous sight.
Many of you have asked if ‘just foliage’ in a vase is acceptable. To that I have to say, absolutely yes. In today’s floral designing anything goes and to be honest, if that is what your décor calls for, then don’t be in two minds – just do what gives the visual you desire.