Sunday, December 16, 2007

More Botanic Garden photos

Here are two more detail photos of the display in the Botanic Garden. One of the gardeners added the little bird to the top of the bird cage wondering if we would notice. One funny thing about this display is that people feel free to mess around with it. Whenever we go down to refresh things, objects that are meant to be lying around in disarray are tidily stood up straight, Christmas balls are in new places, silver sprayed magnolia pods and pine cones are in odd places - it is funny - I guess they see it as a interactive display.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

More photos from the Botanic Garden

Here are a few detail shots of the Botanic Garden installation. This week we have to swap out some of the plants that are fading and we will change things around a bit.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tuesday luncheon

This is a photo of an arrangement for the ladies luncheon this past Tuesday and the room in the Sulgrave Club in Washington, DC where the lunch took place. The order was for something with daisies and we obliged, but put them with yellow roses, dusty miller, creamy tulips and seeded eucalyptus. We loved the color scheme of white/cream, yellow and grey - it reminded me of some vintage print tablecloths.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Christmas at the US Botanic Garden

In the week before Thanksgiving, we worked on a Christmas installation for the US Botanic Garden. We were given a 40 foot long by 4 foot deep raised bed and 2 smaller beds in the conservatory to decorate for Christmas. The color scheme had to work with the palette of colors used in the rest of the Christmas installations in the building - silver/cobalt blue. We opted for a very subtle palette of silver and the pale blue/green of spruce and junipers with mostly silvery and glass decorations. We also used a pale pink poinsettia with silvery leaves.
We wrapped trees in silver painted grape vine that jumped off and flowed over other plants. An old circular stained glass window frame leans against the back glass window next to the Christmas tree.
This installations will be up until January 6 and may evolve over the next 7 weeks - we have to fluff it up each week to keep it looking fresh.
There is also the most amazing outdoor train layout made by a group from Kentucky. If you are in DC - come and check this out.
This photo is one of part of the main bed - more posts will follow with other details.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Back to School Night

A lot of the work we do is for private school functions. These are fun because we can usually do what we want (within reason). These two pieces were a tall and low take on the same idea.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

The first fall wedding

Some photos of a nice wedding we did last week - cream roses and white hydrangeas were the main flowers, the palette was very subdued and elegant.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Holton Faculty Party

Yesterday we did some arrangements for a star themed party at Holton. We had fun with this job - added little stars to the arrangements and used some silver sprayed oak leaf hydrangea heads in the large buffet pieces.

Monday, August 20, 2007

The last wedding of the summer

This is a wonderful bouquet that Hal made for this week's bride. It has Vendela and Eskimo roses, white lisianthus, ivory spray roses, stephanotis and white dendrobium orchids.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Bar Mizvah flowers

We did the flowers for a bar mizvah last year - we used a lot of tropicals in reds, oranges and yellows to achieve a festive look.

Today's Wedding

Today we did the flowers for a wedding in downtown DC. The ceremony was on a balcony atop an office building with a great view of the Capitol, the reception was at a restaurant in Chinatown a few blocks away. We talked them into silk flowers for the decorations on the balcony and were very glad - it was hot hot hot and real flowers tied to the metal railings would have fried. The bride's bouquet was mango callas and Anny Black orchids with 3 rolled red Ti leaves. The arrangements for the restaurant contained yellow Cymbidiums, oncidiums, Anny Black mokaras and red glads.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Swedish meadow

This arrangement is one we did for our friends at Tone on Tone, the Swedish antique store in Bethesda, Maryland. We wanted to evoke a meadow and we lucky to find the corn flowers and other flowers and grasses to make this look.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Landon School Reunion arrangement

This is one of many arrangements we did for the Landon School reunion this spring. We try to do things that are not too feminine or sweet for this boys' school.

Christening party arrangement

We did this piece, along with many others, for a christening last year. We also did the wedding of the mom - one of our first big jobs. We loved this cloud of babies breath in the antique urn borrowed from the wonderful Swedish antique shop Tone on Tone.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Wedding photos

These are photos from a wedding at the Ashby Inn in Middleburg, Virginia last summer.

Spring arrangement

This is a little centerpiece we made this spring - tulips, euonymous leaves, peach roses, hypericum berries and eucalyptus.

Bridal shower flowers

This is a buffet arrangement for a bridal shower. It contains lilies, green callas, roses, hanging amaranthus, tulips and hosta leaves.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Botanic Garden event

In June we did some arrangements for the Association of Public Gardens reception at the U.S. Botanic Garden on Capitol Hill - quite an honor for us - this piece was on the table serving Southwestern style foods.

Sample arrangement

This is a slightly more architectural piece than our usual work, it was a sample for a non-profit - they loved it.

Party centerpiece

I am posting some photos of older work in order to show the range of what we have been doing the past few months. This piece has some wonderful tulips and orchids.

Wedding flowers

Here are photos of a wedding centerpiece and sweetheart table piece we did for the event at Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, MD last month.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

a recent wedding centerpiece

This is the centerpiece from a wedding we did last Sunday for the daughter of a friend who I have known for 45 years! It was a pleasure for us to do this event.