One of the things I love about this time of year is that it encourages (forces?) me to look at my garden differently, finding things that are not usually considered arrangement material. This piece, in a hand made, raku fired vase, feature typical things and a-typical ones. The Chinese lanterns are a very usual […]
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 […]
A month’s hiatus means that the incredible lushness of the garden has gone undocumented. The rush of August weddings and events, and September travel, means I have come back to a slightly desiccated although still verdant garden where the dahlias and abutilon are going wild, the vegetables reaching the end of their life, and trees […]
Wedding work and the hot weather are wreaking a little bit of havoc with my fine tuned plan for one arrangement per week. There is still plenty blooming in the garden chiefly dahlias but some scattered annuals and perennials like loosestrife (captured in a pot), clematis, snapdragons, Alstromeria, agastache, abutilon, fuschia and the like, many […]
I never tire of dahlias – their endless color and bloom shape. This year I went overboard on a certain color, positive the summer brides would want it. Well, I guessed wrong! But there’s a silver lining in that I get the dahlias in my garden and my house bouquets. Here they are in a […]
I see that my last post was quite awhile ago, which is too bad as much has been going on in the garden. And much has been going on in the world of weddings and events. It was necessary for me to do a mock up of a table arrangement with what I had in […]
When I went out in the cool of the evening tonight, I didn’t know what I would pick. I started with hosta leaves and a white hydrangea and ended up with all manner of pinks and purples. I’m arranging a wedding this weekend and wanted to save the reds and oranges for when I […]
Although the garden is in full on bloom (complete with 7′ stalks of lilies!) I thought I would highlight what you can do with seedpods and a bit of Lady’s Mantle. The container is a repurposed copper mug that lost its handle.
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.
I have some volunteer poppies in the garden, so poppies at various stages in a cherry bark vase form this week’s arrangement.