The Color White Can Inspire Awe

The Color White Can Inspire Awe

One of my favorite books is “The Secret Lives of Color” by Kassia St. Clair who begins her chapter on white with quotes from Melville’s Moby Dick.  “The Whiteness of the Whale,” is a powerful chapter touching on the psychological effect of the color white. It can be...
Couture Floral Design

Couture Floral Design

All Photography By: Laura Pearson Couture floral design may be used when creating a floral design for a flower show or stylish event. We may look to the French for haute couture inspiration.  Much like fabric, leaves and grasses may be folded into graceful shapes to...
The Phoenix Design

The Phoenix Design

One of the most useful designs for filling large spaces is the phoenix design.  The name comes from an ancient Egyptian legend of a colorful bird called a Phoenix.  It lives in the desert for hundreds of years and then self ignites. When the ashes rise to heaven...
Arranging with Fruits and Vegetables

Arranging with Fruits and Vegetables

Thanksgiving is approaching and a good time to add fruits and vegetables to table arrangements.  With just a few tricks this can be easy and the effect is long lasting.Look to the vegetable aisle in the supermarket for colors and textures to enhance flowers. I like to...
Fall Into Entertaining

Fall Into Entertaining

I had the pleasure of visiting Leesburg Virginia for their semi annual Leesburg Garden Club Symposium 2018.  The event took place at Riverside on the Potomac, a fabulous barn and party venue that made working in a barn a very glamorous experience.  The light inside...
Flower Arranging for Gardeners

Flower Arranging for Gardeners

The Garden Club of America held its annual Shirley Meneice Conference at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square PA.  This is a meeting of more than 250 avid horticulturists who meet for several days of workshops and garden study.  I was asked to present a brief workshop...