Astilbe is a fluffy-looking flower that is growing in gardens south of Toronto at this time of the year. It’s a perennial that should make an appearance in neighbourhood gardens in the next few weeks. Like lilacs and peonies and lily of the valley, the season for these flowers is short. We absolutely love to celebrate these seasonal blooms while we can!
Susan took the astilbe and matched it to some blush pink “Erica” dendrobium orchids. In a vintage-look ceramic dish, the effect is wonderful!
Pretty pink spray roses are the focal point of the arrangement. The astilbe forms a diaphanous cloud above, and those lovely orchids flow to the side. The effect? “It looks like it was made by an angel.”