SUNFLOWERS IN SEPTEMBER

SUNFLOWERS IN SEPTEMBER

As the days get shorter in September, sunflowers remind us of bright summer days and abundant harvests.  Sunflowers (Helianthus annus) are native to both North and South America. They grow from between 5 and 12 feet tall and have large, showy flower heads.  The head...
About Hydrangeas!!

About Hydrangeas!!

Hydrangeas are deciduous shrubs that come in many sizes, shapes, and colors and make wonderful cut flowers bouquets for the home. Use them combined with other flowers, or just a big bowl of a single variety can make a stunning display. The name hydrangea comes from...
Adventures with  Lilies

Adventures with Lilies

My most recent flower adventure was preparing and presenting a Zoom program for NALS, the North American Lily Society. From the very beginning, thinking about the vast varieties of lilies and what designs to show them off was a totally absorbing experience.  Since my...
INSPIRED BY TULIPS—-TULIPOMANIA

INSPIRED BY TULIPS—-TULIPOMANIA

May is the month of the “Flower Moon” named by the Native Americans to mark the season of blooming plants. Matthew Ross, the multi-talented head of Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens has shared some pictures and I am inspired to explore arranging with tulips...
The Wire Garland

The Wire Garland

A recent honor for me was to be invited to be a speaker for the Garden Club of America’s 2021 virtual floral design conference. My topic was to be “Proving the Principles” and I chose to make my presentation illustrate the connection between historical eras and how...