Poppies have become the iconic symbol for remembrance and hope.In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lt Col John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle scared fields, to write a now famous poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.
Beautiful flowers, that happen to be the favourite of many, poppies make a stunning addition to any arrangement and they don’t just come in red! Here are some of my favourites for poppy lovers:
First up, this beautiful bunch! I just love this vibrant arrangement of reds and pinks. The large petals create such a dynamic texture.
Next up screams birthday, or party! This fun arrangement is accentuated by the bright coloured flowers and complimentary ribbons.
Sometimes simplicity is key… Poppies and Ranunculus.
I include the next one for nostalgia as my Mum and Dad used to have these wild poppies growing in their front garden.
and finally, a wedding centrepiece that includes poppies.
Have you included poppies in an arrangement? If so, I’d love to see your pictures!