The 52 Vase Challenge

As probably is fitting for a floral designer, I have an abundance of vases. At least 40 of some kind at last count. And that doesn’t count the other things I use as containers/vessels. I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to use every one of my vessels/vases through the year. Voila, the […]


A group I volunteer with had their spring fundraiser today and a friend and I were in charge of the arrangements, color scheme, etc. The space has a bright red wall which could have been a limiting factor. The other issue was sightlines.  And of course cost!  I chose a color scheme of black/white and […]

Focus on line

Did you know that Japanese flower arrangement, Ikebana, has its roots in Chinese flower arrangement?   Before I began preparing for a demonstration at the Lan Su Chinese Garden, I didn’t either, although I have had some training in Ikebana.  Apparently, when Buddhism crossed into Japan, flower arranging techniques associated with temple offerings crossed over […]