One of this year's flower-arranging trends here is to gather a bunch of flowers of one variety and tilt them to one side in the vase. This arrangement works best with strong, sculptural flowers that hold their shape, like calla lilies or the oversize tulips shown here. It's a bit stilted for some tastes, like a side ponytail, and somehow very French in its disciplining of nature. But it makes a statement with just a handful of flowers.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com