WORDS: Chyka Keebaugh
PHOTOS:: Natalie Jeffcott
The traditional bunch of flowers on Mother’s day will never be scoffed at, but imagine if you could make your very own posie for Mum?
Wouldn’t a garden posie just be adorable, heartfelt and treasured? A little more than a rose in a tube of plastic. Which by the way, if you do give that to your mum - you should be ashamed! My style is a little rustic and eclectic so when I think about the perfect posie, I think of a combination of herbs, garden foliage and the odd flower. Small and delicate, yet funky and homemade. It’s a simple thing to do and I promise that your mum will love it.
- Gardenias, or similar
- A small flowering bloom, like daisy - you choose!
- garden scissors
- Pick your feature flower; this will act as the centre of your posie. All you do is keep adding and deleting, adding and deleting a small bundle at a time until you are happy with the charming bouquet. Use less of the herbs and more of the floral to make it a little more traditional, or more herbs if you want to create a more rustic posie.
- Once happy with your bouquet, truss it with your twine and you are done. Easy!