Because I am a floral artist, designer and gardener (and work in a garden nursery part time) I am definitely keeping my eye on the current greening of my environment. Zone 8 (where I live) is bursting with springtime that I know some of you in other, colder parts of the world, may not yet […]
I was in Italy for a good part of September and as always, on the lookout for flower shops, flowers and gardens. People always seemed to have room for something, even if it was just a pot of geraniums, and even in the smallest towns. I did find florists of course, and flowers for sale […]
Sometimes the simplest things are the best. A square tank vase with a touch of rose quartz and hydrangeas just coming in punctuated by blue clematis.
Oh yea, we’ve had snow. Several days of it. But before that sneaky sucker punch of winter hit us, I went out to prune the rosebushes. What was left behind were the glorious, red tinged tips of new growth. The green is offset by the frosted green of the vase which in turn helps highlight […]
With the possible exception of ordering out of season flowers for a wedding, flowers for Valentines (especially roses) are at their most expensive peak. Yet giving and receiving flowers creates a lovely romantic dance that we should all engage in – even if it is just with ourselves. I’ve pulled together five tips on gifting […]
Although I’m determined to highlight seasonal flowers and foliage from my personal garden, I was in the Midwest for most of the week and needed to resort to purchased flowers as my mom doesn’t have much of a flower garden. The sunflowers were from a local grocery store and greens picked from my mom’s yard […]
Using a remaindered vase I echoed the mosaic colors (yellow, pink and a little blue) with late summer flowers from the garden. Flowers include: Dahlias, faded hydrangea heads, Japanese anemones, clematis. Our average first frost doesn’t typically come until November, but October days can be damp, dank and cold, shutting down flower development. So we’ll […]