Photographs & text by Diana Pappas

The Hand Bouquets project was born out of my love of gardening and appreciation for the natural world. Just as in cooking where vegetables tend to pair well with others that are in season at the same time, flowers, both wild and cultivated, have a similar fondness for their seasonal accompaniments. There are similar forms, complimentary colors and natural pairings at any given time and the best way I have found to express this is to look around me, wherever I am in the world, and take the time to assemble the best expression of seasonality in the palm of my hand.