I love reading other people’s blogs, they really inspire me and make me feel cheerful and happy. So I thought I would post a list of my top 4 favorite flower related blogs.
www.thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/blog/ – This blog is written by a wonderful woman called Charlie, who runs her own website that promotes eco-friendly, vintage, seasonal style companies. The blog reflects the website, it is great for creative people looking for those personal hand-made touches for their weddings.
Charlie on her own wedding day.
www.flowerona.com – flower inspired blog that has posts almost everyday on anything flowery from florists, flower growers, flower inspired fashion to blooming lovely home furnishings. Each post has lots of beautiful photographs to really inspire you.
www.floretflowers.com/blog/ – Whenever a receive an email about a new post on this lovely blog, by American flower grower, Erin Benzakein, I let out a little squeak of excitement. I love all the beautifully written inspiring hints, tips and advice she gives about growing and arranging flowers.
www.misspickering.blogspot.co.uk – A very creative British florist writes this quirky and highly entertaining blog. I particularly love the shop dog posts, just brilliant! The flowers are also amazing of course.
Last week, I went on a one day flower photography course at a wonderful plant nursery in rural Cheshire called Bluebell cottage gardens and nursery run by an energetic and highly enthusiastic plants woman called Sue Beesley. The course was held in her charming shed, come tea room, by the talented local photographer, Jane Burkinshaw of picture it big.
There was just four of us on the course and we all had a truly wonderful day. I was certainly more of an amateur photographer than most of those on the course, and I really did learn an enormous amount.
The morning of the course concentrated on the theory of photographing flowers and how to set up your SLR camera correctly, Jane’s way of presenting was really interesting and terms used, were described in an easy to understand way. After a really delicious lunch provided by Sue, we went outside to use our own cameras, and snap away in Sues stunning garden.
Here are some of the pictures I took.
The course ran from 10am until 4pm and cost £52 for RHS members, slightly more for non-members and that included lunch, it was great value in my opinion.
If you fancy taking this course yourself, there are a couple more dates this summer, for more details take a look at Sue’s website http://www.bluebellcottage.co.uk/events.