Kenzan: Foam Free Floral Meditation

I love working with kenzan, having learned how to style with them when I was a little kid playing in Nana’s garden after school. She used to send me outside with a pair of secateurs, a vase with a kenzan in the bottom, and instructions not to cut myself or butcher the roses. What an ingenious way to get me out from under her feet, and what a gift to me for the rest of my life and my now (semi) grown up floral journey.

I love flowers. I love the way they keep on giving. I love their transient beauty – they really have taught me not to cling too tightly to the finished product of my artistry. There’s no use keeping it close, it’s fleeting anyway. This is one of the reasons I love giving my designs away. I’m so grateful I get to create with a medium I love. I hope you each get to do the same, one way or another.

I’ve so enjoyed the return to Kenzan and foam free alternatives the floral industry is experiencing. Not only because of the nostalgia and freedom of movements this brings to my work, but because of the kindness it brings to our planet, and the positive legacy it will leave for our children. By the end of 2019 Adore aims to be operating at 60% foam free. By the end of 2020 we aim to be operating at 80% foam free. We hope to leave the world a better place by the time we have passed through. We hope to spread love, beauty, kindness and blessings through our walk.

Blessings to you all.

These beautiful images were captured the week Harry was born during a morning of intentional design with the wonderful Casey Pratt