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The Flower Fix presents wild inspiration and modern arrangements by Swallows and Damsons florist Anna Potter, with beautiful photography by India Hobson.

Blousy blooms, speckled branches, rich foliage, and delicate petals; nature has the power to inspire and energize, calm and soothe, focus and still. Anna has harnessed this magic with 26 tailor-made combinations of flowers to bring a floral boost to your home, no matter what your mood.

With easy-to-find seasonal blooms, found items such as twigs and dried fruit, and any assortment of containers, discover how simple it is to bring a little bit of nature's mystery into the everyday. Spanning all seasons and including both larger installations and smaller, simpler projects, there is something for anyone looking to play, experiment, and create atmosphere with flowers.

Get your daily flower fix with these and more inspiring arrangements:Inspire Playfulness is a spring arrangement to bring joy, featuring lilac, roses, ranunculus, poppy, narcissi, and forget-me-nots.Flowers for Gratitude is a mix of summer's bounty to inspire thankfulness, including garden rose, daucus, echinacea, and chocolate sunflower.Find Beauty in the Everday is a colorful arrangement to bring a fresh perspective, featuring autumn foliage, hydrangea, dahlia, crab apple, and rosehip.The Shape of Self-Expression is a circular wreath design to express individuality, with holly, lamb's ear, yellow holly berries, twigs and dried seedheads, and ivy berries.Each project lists the equipment, flowers, and foliage needed to start the project along with step-by-step instructions. You'll also find a guide to basic flower arranging; notes on color palettes and how to use color; and a flower glossary listing the color, seasonal availability, and vase life of each flower.

Be led by the flowers, foliage, stems, follow their shapes and form, feel their weight and heft to create versions of these gorgeous arrangements that are uniquely your own.

About the Author

Anna Potter

Anna Potter is a founder of Swallows & Damsons a UK based flower shop with a worldwide reach of over 180k followers on Instagram (January 2019) after completing a Fine Art degree at Sheffield Hallam University, Anna began her journey in floral design, learning whilst working in various flower shops. Founded in 2008 Swallows & Damsons has remained a little flower shop in the heart of the community whilst contributing internationally to Design Sponge, Food 52, Domino Magazine and creating content for Gucci and Architectural Digest. Other features include Elle Decoration, The Telegraph and Milk Decoration. Known for bringing an unexpected and uniquely wild feel to floristry Potter moves beyond the confines of blooms in floral decoration, incorporating a wealth of natural products and curiosities. Celebrating imperfections, subtlety in colour and form in her designs, with inspiration from the rich darkness of Dutch still life paintings. Swallows & Damsons are modern day influencers in a new wave of floral art and design.find us on Instagram @swallowsanddamsons

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