Consider the container I am lucky enough to have a decent sized garden. And yet, I am drawn to container planting for a variety of reasons. Containers allow you to grow (and contain) plants that might be invasive (or aggressive) in your zone. They let you play with color combinations and plant […]
June’s exuberance in a simple glass ginger-style vase. A riot of color in flowers such as roses, alstromeria, hosta leaves, hydrangea, penstemons. Dahlias Dicentra scandens (vining dicentra) Orlaya grandiflower, white lace flower and a few others!
The garden is awash with color. Tulips, clematis, Chinese fringeflower, snowball viburnum. Simple purple glass vase.
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 […]
This week features a pottery vase from the Van Briggle company, an American art pottery maker since the late 1890s. Although the company was making pieces into the 21st century, my piece was probably made in the 40s. Any week now our temperatures will be cold enough that the floral material in the garden […]
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 […]
I don’t usually care or follow trends myself, but brides and others do who want to stay up to date. It was however with some interest that I noticed that the Pantone color trend this year is “Greenery” a color familiar to floral artists. Green in all its shades and tones serves to unite the […]
I volunteer for a wonderful organization, The Bloom Project, (thebloomproject.org) which repurposes flowers into bouquets for patients in hospice with the mission of demonstrating beauty, giving and joy during end of life care. The organization was founded in Bend, Oregon and has been operating in Portland for at least three years. Heidi Berkman, the organization’s […]