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...
Dressing Up for Spring

Dressing Up for Spring

Dressing Up for Spring Still a bit of snow on the ground here but there are signs of spring and little shoots are beginning to pop up from the ground. It’s time to put away the heavy parka and move to lighter jackets and sweaters. It’s also time to bring out some...
Designing with Paper

Designing with Paper

In February I reminisce about elementary school Valentine’s Day.  We all had lots and lots of little paper envelopes with cards to open and read .  It was required that cards were given to each student so there were no favorites, although occasionally I confess to...
Flower Show Arranging

Flower Show Arranging

CLASS 3- WATERFALL. A cascade design Last fall my garden club, Four Counties GC, had their Fall Flower Show. The title of the show was “Love our Earth.” In October 2020 we had two hands-on workshops outdoors and the day of the show exhibitors drove their arrangements...