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...
Yellow – A Color of the Season

Yellow – A Color of the Season

Spring and early summer in Pennsylvania start with the cheerful yellow of forsythia and crocus blossoms, move through varying shades of narcissus, and later in the season some glorious pale yellow peonies.  This season has inspired me to look into the color yellow and...
Pot-et-fleur Design

Pot-et-fleur Design

The pot-et-fleur is a combination of potted plants and cut flowers which gives the lasting quality of plants with the colorful impact of cut flowers.  The cut flowers may be replaced to give the design many weeks of beauty. Steps to make a pot-et-fleur Prepare your...