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July 21, 2019

A field of lavender with blue skies and mountains in the background in Sequim, Washington

Photo by M.Miklus/GHP, Courtesy of Sequim Lavender Farmers Association

It’s lavender fields forever in the town of Sequim (pronounced Squim), Washington, celebrating its 23rd annual lavender festival this weekend. With a microclimate that’s just right for the Mediterranean perennial and an industrious cluster of small farmers, the town has become known as ‘America’s Provence.’ Get the full story.

July 20, 2019

Ashley Whittaker, pink bedroom

Photo by Max Kim Bee

#thinkpink day 7: It’s grand finale time, and this pink-on-pink bedroom featuring Galbraith & Paul wallpaper is so worthy. Designer Ashley Whittaker piled on the interest by playing off shapes and patterns. See more from Whittaker.

July 19, 2019

A white ceramic vase holds parrot tulips, fringed tulips, ranunculus, Japanese sweet peas, California lilacs, honeysuckle vine, and Pieris japonica

Photo by Elizabeth Messina

#thinkpink day 6: “Layers, lines, shapes—all of it to me is like a soft, sculptural, breathing puzzle,” says Kate Holt of Flower Wild in Southern California. She works magic with soft pinks and pale yellows in this combination of parrot tulips, fringed tulips, ranunculus, Japanese sweet peas, California lilacs, honeysuckle vine, and Pieris japonica. See more arrangements by Holt, or peruse Flower magazine’s collection of pink flower arrangements.

July 17, 2019

In preparation for ADAC in Bloom at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, presented by Flower magazine, artist/floral designer Holly Carlisle selects flowers with Scott Shepherd of Cut Flower Wholesale.

July 16, 2019

Wisteria Trumpet ($175) and Fern Posy vases ($125) by William Yeoward Crystal through Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers, Chinoiserie teapot ($836), creamer ($393), and sugar bowl ($418) by Pinto Paris through DeVine Corporation, for retailers. Barcelona wineglass ($268) by Varga through Gracious Style, Pallas iced tea by Waterford Crystal (pattern discontinued; check Replacements, Ltd., Meissen Oriental Flowers Rose teacup and saucer through Scully & Scully, Silk Ribbon dessert plate and charger by Herend, Pink Lace dinner plate ($60) by Mottahedeh, Healdsburg Collection napkin by Julia B., Towle King Richard 4-piece place setting ($219) and Broadway Silversmiths Pierced Basket Weave napkin ring ($129), both from Beverly Bremer Silver Shop, Celeste fabric in Lilac by Raoul Textiles through John Rosselli & Associates,

Photo by Jean Allsopp

#thinkpink day 3: Flower magazine’s Style Editor, Amanda Smith Fowler, curated a table of vivid pinks balanced by crisp whites and cool blues.⁠⁠ Get product details, and see more table settings.

July 15, 2019

Although there is no seated dinner at this gathering, the dining room’s confection of color draws guests in like candy.

Photo by Anna Naphtali

#thinkpink day 2: Highlighting pink in a room doesn’t necessarily mean blanketing the whole space with the hue. Pink upholstered seats make a statement in a floral-inspired dining room in the home of Madcap Cottage founders John Loecke and Jason Oliver. See more.

July 14, 2019

Sierra Steifman arrangement with peonies, ranunculus, hellebores, azaleas, scabiosa, sweet peas, spirea, fritillarias, honeysuckle vine, eucalyptus, blackberries

Photo by Monica Buck

We’re thinking pink all week, starting with the hot pinks in this cheerful floral arrangement by Sierra Steifman of Poppies & Posies, based in Brooklyn, New York. Margot Shaw, Flower magazine’s founder and editor-in-chief, says this is the “loose, garden-y look done right.” See all 5 arrangements created by Steifman for Flower magazine.

July 13, 2019

Flower list: foraged greenery, mint sprigs, ‘Coral Charm’ peonies, ‘Clooney’ ranunculus, David Austin ‘Patience’ roses, ‘Ivory Bells’ fritillaria, ‘Honeymoon’ tulip, white tulips, flannel flower, viburnum, jasmine

Photo by Sara Essex Bradley

“‘Coral Charm’ peonies make such a statement that you only need a few,” says Destiny Pinson of Doris Ione. She shares four fresh summer arrangements (plus, priceless floral design tips) in our July/August issue. See step-by-step photos and instructions for this arrangement, plus three more creations by Pinson.