Thursday, September 24, 2009


Tonight we did some pieces for a outdoor reception. Hal made a wonderful buffet piece using Tardiva pink hydrangeas, Big Fun and Chili roses, dark red spray roses, safflower, black millet, Heavy Metal grass, dogwood leaves, seeded eucalyptus and rose yarrow. For such a large piece, it was very nice and airy. The smaller pieces were made from the same palette of flowers.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just back from setting up the annual Landon Golden Bear dinner in the Perkins Garden. This is always a beautiful event in a great setting. Tonight we made 3 large white calla lily arrangements in trumpet vases - the lovely way long calla stems arc out of the vase is what is wonderful about this type of piece. We also made small arrangement with white hydrangeas, roses, mini callas and phalenopsis orchids and put a single phalenopsis in a tiny square vase with a single galax leaf for the cabaret tables.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Early fall arrangement

Today I made an arrangement for an alumni social. I used a beautiful bi color orange and yellow rose called High & Magic, orange safflower, mini sunflowers, croton leaves and broomcorn. It was just the thing for an early fall event.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Landon event

Last night we did some pieces for the Landon fundraising dinner. They wanted casual arrangements in yellow and cream colors, so we used sunflowers and cream roses with some yellow oncidium orchids, curly willow and millet grasses. I like the airy feel of the tall grass. It's called "Heavy Metal".

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Party at Landon

Last week there was a party at Landon in the Perkins Garden, one of our favorite places on campus. The evening light is particularly beautiful in this spot. We only did a few pieces - single sunflowers on the cabaret tables and a little more complicated piece with sunflowers, yellow roses, grasses, yellow hypericum berries and magnolia leaves (my new favorite green) for the seating tables. Loved the contrast of the yellows with the bright blue and white striped tablecloths.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holton opening party

Last night was the opening of school party for the faculty and staff at Holton. This is always a fun casual event and we made some bright arrangements for it. We used bamboo with livinsonia, ti and aralia leaves, fuschia dendrobium orchids, orange Voodoo roses and liatris in the large pieces and those same flowers with some dark pink coxcomb in the registration pieces. On the cabaret tables we used a single yellow cushion with acuba leaves and a twist of lily grass.