I’ve always been a fan of small bouquets. I have a pretty large flower garden and have the luxury of growing a lot of flowers that become large, dramatic displays – tulips, peonies, dahlias, lilies. But I have a great appreciation and love for tiny bouquets. And now there is a book that shares my love of these small delights – The Little Flower Recipe Book by Jill Rizzo.
Filled with 148 tiny arrangements that range from small to tiny to micro-mini, this book takes you through the seasons with suggestions for combining and creating delightful little bouquets. Half the fun is finding tiny containers – not just traditional vases in miniature, but unexpected things you may have already like a tiny teacup or jar.
So why go to all the trouble of making these tiny bouquets? Lots of reasons! They bring attention to often overlooked flowers that, when brought inside and up-close, reveal to be just as complex and interesting as showier flowers. Subtle color shades, markings and fragrance are easier to see and enjoy. Also, I can guarantee that you’re not likely to find bouquets of pansies or nasturtiums or any other of these small flowers at the local florist!
More reasons to create small bouquets is that they can fit into small nooks and crannies, on a bedside table or next to the bathroom sink making them an easy way to fill your home with flowers. And well, there’s just something about miniatures that simply delights!