THE CUT

Our online botanical publication.

SHORT STEM

FLORISTRY: OLD SCHOOL TO NOW, WE DIG IT ALL!

22nd May 2019

Words by Jessica Peace

BACK IN THE DAY (THE ROUND ONES)

THE NOSEGAY

Before the days of Lynx and sewage systems you’d be reaching for your ‘Nosegay’ (think something to make your hooter happy).

THE BUMP HIDER

Our Nans had these, though many swear they didn’t need’em. If you’re wondering why that wedding bouquet is bigger on the bottom than the top, it’s to hide any buns that were shoved in the oven before the ceremony… (Do what you like now though!)

WE ARE THE MODS

OUR FLORAL ANARCHIST CONSTANCE SPRY

In the roaring 20’s Constance Spry rocked the floral boat, pissing off fans of the classic posie by doing things like stuffing bouquets full of foliage and shoving her stems in anything but vases and ribbons. Spry changed the bouquet for us all and we bow down to her for it!

FREE YOUR MIND AND YOUR VASE WILL FOLLOW

Modern floristry is about bending, snapping and straddling the old rules. At G&T we like to be FREE: popping out at any angle and only reaching for the twine for a bit of bondage play - this is a no ‘dome’ zone. We’ll also lob anything in - ‘found it in Epping Forest’, ‘the windowsill’, ‘that hedge on the corner’ or ‘the car park’; If we like it we shove it in.

JUST KEEP IT GREEN

Roses, tulips, carnations... all nice but sometimes we just like to keep it green ‘à la Spry’ with frothy ferns or oily eucalyptus. Mmmm.