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...
The Color Red

The Color Red

Red is the color of strong emotion—heat, love, passion! December brings the time of year when we think of using the colors of red and green. This tradition stems from the celebration of the winter solstice when the days began to get longer after six months of...
Chrysanthemum Workday

Chrysanthemum Workday

Here in Pennsylvania we have had our first frost and summer flowers are faded. I am celebrating the cool November days with a big bucket of chrysanthemums and a day of flower arranging with two of my very talented “flower friends.” The flowers posed for their picture...
Flowering Through Time Art Nouveau  1890- 1914

Flowering Through Time Art Nouveau 1890- 1914

Last month I shared with my interest in the history of floral design and the influence of the Egyptian Era. Another art movement in history that inspires my design work is Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau emerged as a reaction from the strict academic art and architecture of...
Dazzling Dahlia

Dazzling Dahlia

Native to Mexico and Central America our beautiful dahlia are abundant in Pennsylvania gardens in August through early October.  They are a member of the Asteracae family and grow from tubers.  To grow them outdoors they like full sun and rich, well-drained soil and...