Working with Sustainable Mechanics

Working with Sustainable Mechanics

Moving into Autumn This month I am teaching two classes at Longwood Gardens.   They are the first “in-person” classes for me since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.   Both classes focus on locally grown fall flowers from The Farm at Oxford and mechanics to...
Art Nouveau at OFAD

Art Nouveau at OFAD

On August 4 the Organization of Floral Art Designers opened their 2022 annual symposium in San Francisco CA.  Five designers presented demonstrations and workshops and OFAD members staged cutting edge designs throughout the hotel.   You can find more about Art Nouveau...
Visiting NYC—A Flower Happening!

Visiting NYC—A Flower Happening!

This past month I have had several opportunities to visit New York City and have found lots of floral excitement. The Museum of Arts and Design madmuseum.com curated a Floral Craft event featuring floral designers from across the country, several who have stared in...
The Flower Column

The Flower Column

At Longwood Gardens in our Advanced 1 class we have a lesson on structures and create a flower column with orchids. Equipment to create the wire structure includes: glass vase, 4” plastic tubes, uGlu dashes, bind wire, floral cold glue, and water wash bottle for...