Tuesday, July 31, 2012


We've been quite busy the last several months, working on what my favorite little neighbor likes to call "weddin's"... as in "are all these flowers in here for the weddin' ?"  He's very thoughtful, and always asks this question before he picks out a few flowers to give to his mom.  Too adorable!  I've adopted this expression, so weddins, weddins, it's all about the weddins!

 I've been wanting to post pictures of some of the ones we've been working on lately, but I've been waiting to get some better photographs, as mine are not the greatest.  In the meantime, however, I've finally discovered how to put photos into collages!  Not rocket science, I realize, (in fact it was embarrassingly simple) but for someone as computer-challenged as myself, this was a major accomplishment.  I much prefer playing with flowers and plants to playing with computers, but I'm trying, and actually learning a few things.  I definitely think that pictures that are "not the greatest" look much better in a collage!

So, with that said, here are some practice collages, from a couple "weddin's" we've worked on recently...

Yamile and David's elegant flowers

Susan and Robert's lovely French-themed reception

Love the collage!
Still working on gathering pictures of some of the others.  More to come!

Monday, July 16, 2012


The truth is that I read quite a few blogs (mostly floral and decorating ones :)) and I really admire the style of several very talented floral designers out there, who are doing truly spectacular, natural arrangements.  So here I am, determined to try to stretch my design skills a bit, and try some slightly different things.  Had a few fun things in the cooler, local hydrangea, artemesia, saracena, a few ranunculus left over from a wedding,  garden roses, etc.  And a cute little pitcher a friend gave me, left over from a recent garage sale (can't believe no one bought it, I love it!)
 I plopped a frog in it, and here's my attempt at a slightly different, more natural style...

I know it's not radical change from my usual style, not really. I love seasonal flowers and foliage, and always try to use them as much as possible.  However,  I want to try to design in a way that really highlights the beauty of each individual flower. Trying to "loosen up" a little bit, to be more "free" with the flowers! Anyway, I loved the results of this little experiment.

Not the greatest pictures (from my phone), but here they are after they made their way to my dining room table for a little belated celebration of my husband's son's wedding.

flowers and cake - yum

I'm trying!  And loving a less "structured" style.  Gonna keep working on this!