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Flower Power in HC&G

Kendell Cronstrom, Editor-in-Chief

Kendell Cronstrom, Editor-in-Chief

As you might know from previous posts, we’re huge fans of the regional magazines published by Cottages & Gardens, and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens is no exception.  Editor-in-Chief Kendell Cronstrom (formerly of Real Simple where he featured our designs!) not only offers a wonderful mix of local interiors, gardens and parties, but a wide range of columns including “Trade Secrets” and “Made in the Hamptons.”

June 1st Flower Power - Peonies

June 1st Flower Power - Peonies

A brand new addition to the magazine is one of our favorite features, “Flower Power”, where Kendell pairs seasonal flowers and unique vases for floral fabulousness.

June 15th Flower Power - Agapanthus

June 15th Flower Power - Agapanthus

When we asked Kendell what inspired him to start this column and how he chooses the flowers and containers, here’s what he had to say:

July 1st Flower Power - Roses

July 1st Flower Power - Roses

“Everyone loves flowers, but people often feel uncomfortable when it comes to arranging them.  How many times have you seen a bunch of flowers crudely stuffed into a vase?  I started this page because I wanted to show how easy it is to create a beautiful arrangement in just a few simple steps.”

July 15th Flower Power - Alliums

July 15th Flower Power - Alliums

“I chose the flowers based more or less on when they look their best during the Hamptons summer season, so I started with peonies (early June) and have been working my way toward late-summer blooms as the issues have progressed.  Each page also provides advice on which containers to use, depending on the size and shape of the flower.”

August 1st Flower Power - Hydrangeas

August 1st Flower Power - Hydrangeas

So a big thank you to Kendell for helping us turn “real simple” blossoms into gorgeous bouquets – all you need is a little “Flower Power” this summer!

Photos from Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

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  • Reply pretty pink tulips August 4, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Oh, this post really speaks to me!!! Flower Power – love it! So smart to use vases that aren’t clear – makes you look like a professional stylist off the bat.
    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply pve August 4, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Flowers do radiate a certain power, especially when they are part of one’s home or hostess gift.
    Love his name- it has an allure! I love saying it with a british accent.

  • Reply Diana August 4, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Great feature, flowers always brighten up a room 🙂

  • Reply Hamptontoes August 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I read HC & G all summer long. It is one of my “beach” reads!

  • Reply paula August 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Flowers can most definitely bring a smile to face. These are gorgeous.

  • Reply Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi August 4, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    I adore peonies and hydrangeas!

  • Reply The Zhush August 5, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Love this idea…and the gorgeous flowers chosen thus far…very inspiring!

  • Reply dovecote decor August 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I miss my California Agapantha, I need to figure out how to get it sent to me in NC! I was trying to do an all blue container garden. It needs to evolve, though… year.

  • Reply Struggler August 7, 2010 at 11:36 am

    So pretty! I think the peonies and alliums are my favorites.

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