This summer I had the opportunity to make beautiful posies with summer flowers and foliage from a South Island garden. These are my favourite type of posy to make, as they are a seasonal reflection of a garden in bloom at the peak of summertime and the flowers are spray-free.

Technically these are more challenging than using cut flowers from the markets as the stems are shorter and everything is wilder! But I find the flowers are more fragrant and the posies are a glorious mix of nature’s bounty.