The weekend is here and I thought I’d leave you with something pretty. Janelle from Flowers by Janie has been sharing some of her favourite fall flowers for weddings. Today she tells us about Nigella Pods in this week’s “bloom of the week” post.
Nigella pods originate from India, Turkey and Egypt. They are sometimes called “love-in-a-mist” perhaps for their feathery fennel-like foliage that seem to grow as a “mist” around each individual pod, almost taking the form of delicate lace adorning them. The pods are green with purple-burgundy strips and each stem has several pods branching from the main stem in a vine-like form. Nigella is available in the fall once the straw-like flowers have faded and the pod has changed and matured. Nigella look beautiful in whimsical wedding bouquets and arrangements combined with rich coloured dahlias or with wispy foliage and other pods for a “just picked” garden inspired or boho floral style. Nigella pods are also a great choice if you are looking for florals that preserve well as the pods are often used in dried flower arranging and keep their color and shape.
I love how all of these blooms come together to make a spectacular arrangement. Bride Bri carried this bouquet during a fall photoshoot in Banff.
Here’s last week’s “bloom of the week” post featuring the Dahlia, if you’d like to see.
Fall Flowers captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker