Chrysanthemum Workday

Chrysanthemum Workday

Here in Pennsylvania we have had our first frost and summer flowers are faded. I am celebrating the cool November days with a big bucket of chrysanthemums and a day of flower arranging with two of my very talented “flower friends.” The flowers posed for their picture...
Flowering Through Time Art Nouveau  1890- 1914

Flowering Through Time Art Nouveau 1890- 1914

Last month I shared with my interest in the history of floral design and the influence of the Egyptian Era. Another art movement in history that inspires my design work is Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau emerged as a reaction from the strict academic art and architecture of...
Dazzling Dahlia

Dazzling Dahlia

Native to Mexico and Central America our beautiful dahlia are abundant in Pennsylvania gardens in August through early October.  They are a member of the Asteracae family and grow from tubers.  To grow them outdoors they like full sun and rich, well-drained soil and...
KINTSUGI  ‘GOLDEN JOINERY’

KINTSUGI ‘GOLDEN JOINERY’

The art of precious scars. Wabi sabi ,  the Japanese art of imperfection inspired the beautiful idea of repairing broken ceramics with golden lacquer.  First done in the 15th century the practice recognizes the history of an object and creates an enhanced beauty with...