Here, on a sugar fuelled afternoon on the editorial desk, we sat down to write an article about flowers and stumbled across something big. We thought we had seen it all with the Sewing Cats craze, but it seems anything cats can do, dogs really can do better, as 3D sculptures of man’s best friend take the floristry world by storm. Any keen florist will know, paws and petals are not a good combo, but before you get started on a course, why not take a look at these ten blossoming pups for some inspiration?
Get well soon
Why take a bunch of grapes when you could take a dog in a basket? (Not a real one).
Americans are a patriotic bunch, what says I love my country more than a dog made out of flowers, sat in a basket with a flag?
Larger than life
Some might say this is a waste of time, others will say it’s the best thing ever. Why have a TV in the corner when you could have a giant sculptural dog?
I now pronounce you man and wife
Because bouquets were so last year; the perfect addition to every wedding flower arrangement is a puppy dog made from carnations in a top hat.
Happy holidays! Not the most traditional arrangement but hey, we were all bored of reindeers right?
Spot the dog
Why create one when you could make the whole pack? It took us a while, but one of these pups is actually real (we think).
When in Spain
Remember when we mentioned giant sculptural dogs? The artist Jeff Koons took it one step further with this pooch.
Just when you thought pugs couldn’t be cuter...
Things got real
Take dog topiary to next level and make them look lifelike.
Top of the morning
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a green floral dog. We can’t decide whether we love it or hate it, but will be sure to get one for our Data Manager, Brian, next year.
So whether this has made you want to fashion your own pooch, or stick to a more conventional arrangement, a floristry course could be the step you need to make your ideas bloom.
Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.