Sunday, April 29, 2012

More spring fleurs

Here are a few arrangements from a couple of recent events...

First, some sweet little flowers for an afternoon tea party

Don't you love these adorable dishes?

And some table arrangements from a recent surprise party

And a few little flowers tucked in a napkin
We've been busy with lots of fun events lately, and enjoying all these amazing, fragrant spring flowers!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring floral design workshop

Last night I had the opportunity to lead a spring flower arranging workshop at Jenkin's Arboretum, one of my favorite places (and if you haven't been there you should go check it out!).  A lovely group of ladies attended, and they showed some impressive floral design talent.

Here's my "sample"...

my arrangement

We started out with some of my favorite mossy pots, and a selection of spring flowers.  Lavender larkspur, light blue delphinium, lavender stock, pink lisianthus, peach lilies, heather and waxflower.


The process...

And here are some of the ladies' finished designs...

Don't they look great?!  All the arrangements turned out beautifully. It's always such a thrill to see how everyone starts out with the same "ingredients", and the same basic design idea, and how each arrangement takes on a different personality, as each person adds their own artistry.  I'm always impressed!

I really enjoyed this workshop, thank you to Jenkin's, and to those who attended.  Hope you all enjoy your beautiful spring creations!