Wild flower forage for Holly and Lee's August wedding
By Sofia, Sep 1 2017 08:45PM
Skopelos is a green island abundant with beautiful wild flowers in the spring months, especially the month of May. August, the last month of the summer, is a month when fruit ripens, herbs are dried and preparations are made for the coming harvest of almonds and olives. Flowers, as we are accustomed to see them in Spring, become hard to find.
I was asked if I would take on a wild flower assignment for a wedding at the end of August. It was the challenge of it that made me accept the offer. In the past I have done late summer arrangements but only on small scale. This was to be for a formal event.
I looked closely at what was flowering or ripening which could be used for the arrangements. Nature is generous and has beautiful shapes and shades of colours in stock, albeit not all suitable for my purpose! I settled for myrtle boughs complete with berries, sage boughs, monks pepper blooms, flowering samphire, wild carrot blooms, flowering fennel, peppermint and sea lavender. My lucky find was a black pomegranate which made my arrangements complete, as it symbolises fertility and abundance as well as being attractive in appearance.
For more information on the wild flowers of Skopelos see Sue Warren,s blog