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Françoise Weeks: Rites of Spring

Portland, Oregon-based floral designer Françoise Weeks captures the magic of new growth in five artful arrangements

As you come out from under the layers of winter, Françoise Weeks’ spring floral designs will spark your imagination for a flourishing season. These five beauties reflect the budding exuberance of warmer days. “Each design is a reflection of my love of nature and the beauty that it has to offer, if one but stops and observes what is there for all to see,” she says.

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francoise weeks spring arrangements

Flower List

  • Paperwhites
  • Ranunculus
  • Muscari
  • Hyacinths
  • Alchemilla
  • Kalanchoe
  • Cyclamen
  • Sweet peas
  • Viburnum
  • Freesia
  • Tulips
  • Maidenhair ferns
  • Succulents

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budding branches arrangement

Flower List

  • Muscari
  • Hellebores
  • Anemones
  • Ranunculus
  • Sweet peas
  • Alchemilla
  • Magnolia branches
  • Succulents
  • Moss
  • Maidenhair ferns
  • Koala ferns

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Flower List

  • Witch hazel branches
  • Rosary vine
  • Tulips
  • Anemones
  • Sweet peas
  • Paperwhites
  • Muscari
  • Hellebores
  • Viburnum
  • Alchemilla
  • Freesia
  • Succulents
  • Cyclamen foliage
  • Larkspur

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francoise weeks spring arrangements with brances

Flower List

  • ‘Yves Piaget’ garden roses
  • ‘Lovely Lydia’ spray roses
  • Tulips
  • Azaleas
  • Cyclamen
  • Viburnum
  • Freesia
  • Nerine lilies
  • Sweet peas
  • Ranunculus
  • Kalanchoe
  • Aspidistra leaves
  • Contorted filbert branches
  • Maidenhair ferns
  • Sea star ferns
  • Succulents

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fruited compote arrangement by Françoise Weeks

Flower List

  • ‘Caramel Antike’ garden roses
  • Alexandra roses
  • Paperwhites
  • Viburnum
  • Nerine lilies
  • Succulents
  • Bells of Ireland
  • Alchemilla
  • Hellebores
  • Ranunculus
  • Apples
  • Kiwi halves

Produced by Abby Braswell | Photography by James Fitzgerald III | Originally published in Flower magazine’s March/April 2014 issue.

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