The Flower Column

The Flower Column

At Longwood Gardens in our Advanced 1 class we have a lesson on structures and create a flower column with orchids. Equipment to create the wire structure includes: glass vase, 4” plastic tubes, uGlu dashes, bind wire, floral cold glue, and water wash bottle for...
THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN —LINE

THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN —LINE

THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN Last month I wrote about “light” as an element of design.  The elements of design are the physical properties that may be seen, touched, or smelled—-light, color, line, form, size, space, texture, and fragrance.  For February I am going to...
THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

These dark January days make me think of the element of design ‘Light.”  The elements of design are the physical properties that may be seen, touched, or smelled—-light, color, line, form, size, space, texture, and fragrance.  LIGHT Light is essential for...
Evergreens for the Season

Evergreens for the Season

Chilly December days have us spending more time indoors looking out and wanting to fill our homes with greens and flowers. This is a good time to focus floral designs on lots of long-lasting evergreen foliage and add just a few flowers, berries, and accents. Foraging...