Notes from a Flower Farm: DIY Yellow Flower Arrangements
Our step-by-step slide show explains how to make three different types of yellow flower arrangements, including a spiral hand-tied bouquet and a traditional arrangement in a vase, by using roses, tulips, and other seasonal flowers.
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The year I started my flower farm, four springs ago, I was lucky enough to be working in the fields with a woman who had run her own farm in years past. One day while we were harvesting she stared down a deep yellow zinnia and said, “If there is one flower color I could do without, it would be yellow!”
At the time I kind of agreed, noticing that I didn’t have much luck selling these particular zinnias. I now realize I don’t feel that way at all (though I still don’t like this particular yellow zinnia).
Yellow truly is the color of cheerfulness and warmth. When the waitress in the restaurant across from my shop wears her mustard yellow wool dress, I can’t help but smile.
Marigold and Mint is an organic farm, a retail shop, and a studio. The farm is situated along the Snoqualmie River, about 30 miles east of Seattle and the shop is located in the Melrose Market on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2008 by owner Katherine Anderson, Marigold and Mint reflects her lifetime love of flowers and landscapes. Trained as a landscape architect, she brings her affection for both clean and clear design and intricate patterns to Marigold and Mint.