Warming Up with Wool

Warming Up with Wool

December brings wintry weather in our area and winter wool is part of our daily wardrobes. Wool can be added to floral designs for additions of color, texture, and line. A visit to the Sacred Valley in Peru takes us to a women’s weaving compound where many different...
Autumn Bounty

Autumn Bounty

November brings our Thanksgiving holiday and thoughts of celebrating the vast varieties of vegetables and fruits available.   Just a few tricks will make these wonderful, long lasting fruits and vegetables fun and attractive additions to your holiday arrangements....
Fall Color—Bringing the Season Indoors.

Fall Color—Bringing the Season Indoors.

Walking though the neighborhood in October awes us with vibrant hues.  Using fall leaves in floral designs brings the outdoors inside. This bouquet is created in a twig basket with a chicken wire base to support the stems. Preserved oak leaves are strung onto wire and...
Inspired By Water

Inspired By Water

Water can be a graceful way to elevate flowers in a vase without the heaviness of a ceramic or other material.  Let’s take a look at some ways to work with the element of water without creating an underwater design. For the gala opening of Longwood Gardens Fountain...
Zinnia—A Summer Favorite

Zinnia—A Summer Favorite

August in Pennsylvania brings hot summer days and fields of zinnias.  The name zinnia comes from a German botanist, Johann Gottfried Zinn who found zinnias in Mexico and brought them to Europe where he bred varieties and new hybrid forms. Zinnias are easy to grow in...