#DSFloral: 12,000 Reasons to Love Flowers

by Grace Bonney

In the brief, yearlong history of our DS hashtag challenges, none have taken off as quickly as , our ode to beautiful flowers of all kinds (real, drawn, sculpted, etc.). As I’m writing this post on Sunday night, over 12,000 photos have been shared in just a month — a record for any of our challenges and a clear sign that our community knows a thing or two about flowers.

I hesitated at first to do this challenge because I thought people might be tired of flowers, but instead readers have asked us to keep it going longer and the entries keep coming in droves. I extended the contest by a few weeks and today I’m finally settling in to share 25 of my absolute favorites from the 12,000+ amazing photos you’ve all shared with us. Thank you to everyone who entered these incredibly creative photographs and to all who continue to share them with us. I’ll keep sharing our favorites on going forward because these are way too good to let go. I hope you’ll check out the entire feed if you’re looking for floral inspiration of any type. From lush garden arrangements, to delicate paper flowers, to stunning painted works of art, this feed is full of the sorts of images that will stay in your mind — and inspire your home — for years to come. xo, grace

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  • Был найден мной важный портал на тематику пластический хирург киев www.plasticsurgery.com.ua

    I only really got into flowers with a vengeance when we got married recently. I finally realised that floristry didn’t have to mean twee, idenkit design. I promptly fell in love with the wild, messy, stunningly imperfect types of floral design out there.

    The wedding’s over but I can’t give up following flower-related accounts on Instagram and Pinterest. So, it came as a brilliant surprise when one of my favourite blogs ever suddenly started posting loads of incredible floral pictures under the #DSFloral tag.

    Thank you so much, they’ve been brightening up my feed and the accompanying blog posts have been great. Especially loved the one on the flats in Sheffield – the juxtaposition of the flowers and the gritty concrete was stunnning. I hope you do more flowers in future.

    Ella x |

  • What a lovely surprise! thank you for including my image in this beautiful collection, it’s an honour to share this space with so many talented photographers :)

  • Dear Grace,

    I cannot thank you enough for this hashtag! It joins so many other hashtags that also feature flowers and I must say that as a newcomer to the flower community on Instagram last year, everyone was so very welcoming. It all keeps me inspired and creating beautiful photos featuring flowers and in touch with so many other creative spirits who also love flowers.



  • Oh my, that one by local_milk is my favorite. Just stunning. I had look back and find another that you shared many months ago. The beautiful mantle arrangement by Anna at Swallowsanddamsons. Loved that post.

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