Flower for May…

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I’m now on month 5 of #daphnerosainbloom & it’s scaring me a little how quickly this year is going already! My flower for May is the bluebell although to begin with I was a little in 2 minds which bloom to focus on. But inspired by everyone’s gorgeous snaps of bluebells on Instagram, the beauties which have sprung up in the meagre patch of grass we call a garden & the fact that they are completely ‘on brand’ my mind was made up…

bluebells in water

As the first week of each month is all about research & ideas generation I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favourite floral instagrammers – I’m sure that’s not a word but I’m rolling with it – & their beautiful bluebell pictures, as they inspired my flower choice & to introduce you to some accounts you really must check out!

First up is Katie Robbins who makes the most beautiful ceramic pieces you ever did see. She shared this lovely picture of some bluebells in some of her pots, dreamy…

bluebells in pots ceramicmagpie instagram

Photo credit: Katie Robbins

Katie also co-hosts the hashtag #wipsandblooms along with the lovely Kate from A Playful Day where makers are encouraged to snap a pic of something their working on along with some blooms, it’s a beautiful feed so do go & have a peep.

Next up is this stunning shot from Hannah Argyle, described by someone on her feed as ‘pure magic’ & I’d have to agree…

bluebell woods hannah argle instagram

Photo credit: Hannah Argyle

Hannah’s feed is 1 of total beauty, dreamy white & pastel shades, beautiful blooms & gorgeous adventures, I mean what more could you want?! I’ve loved Hannah’s work for a while & have just started to share pics to join with her hashtag #momentsofmine, another beautiful feed to have a gander at.

Cristina Colli is another instagrammer whose pictures I’ve coveted in wonder for a while. Her floral flatlays really are a work of art are instantly recognisable as her own…

flower flatlay cristinacolli instagram

Photo credit: Cristina Colli

Cristina also curates a hashtag #CCseasonal which is another goodie to check out for pretty pictures of seasonal blooms.

Emma Harris hosts the hashtag #aquietstyle & is a photographer & lifestyle blogger who shared this gorgeous view of some bluebell fields recently…

bluebell woods

Photo credit: Emma Harris

If you like beautiful flowers & gorgeous interiors then Emma is definitely 1 to follow.

Bridget Beth Collins is a botanical artist who uses flowers & foliage to create absolutely stunning works of art…

flora forager floral picture

Photo credit: Bridget Beth Collins

You can buy many of Bridget’s floral art pieces as prints & she has just had her first book published of her work.

Georgie St Clair you may know as we worked together recently – see post here – & I just couldn’t leave out her beautiful shot of these bluebells…

hannah argyle bluebell woods

Photo credit: Georgie St Clair

Georgie has recently started curating the hashtag #fashionaflower for anyone who uses flowers in their work & its quickly become 1 of my favourites, surprise surprise!

Last but not least is Rowena Scott-Campbell who has curated a beautiful feed on instagram filled with a mix of gorgeous floral flat lays & stunning but slightly moody floral arrangements…

rowena bluebell arrangement

Photo credit: Rowena Scott-Campbell

As co-host of the hashtag #cherishandrelish_may – along with Emily from Allen and Bear – Rowena encourages the sharing of seasonal images each month which is another to definitely check out!

So not only do I now feel the need to seriously up my photography game – which can only be a good thing – I am super inspired to start working with the bluebell this month. I am going to take a trip to a couple of local spots I hope will still have a few of the beauties that I can snap & then it’s the challenge of working out what I’m actually going to do & what materials I want to work with this month… stay tuned!

bluebells laying down

As we are coming to the end of the season for bluebells if you want to go & snap your own bluebell wood pic you need to get a move on! The National Trust have a great guide here to bluebell woods near you if you fancy it & I’d love to see your pics if you do! Tag your snaps with #daphnerosainbloombluebells on Instagram & I’ll feature some here over the next few weeks.

Kate

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