Saturday, September 25, 2010

Outdoor party

A few photos from another event this past week. Beautiful fall colored arrangements made with orange Amazon roses, burgandy spray roses, grevillia greens, burgandy mums, japanese lanterns and monobretia berried branches.

This week's events

Busy this week, large events at both schools with some smaller events in between. White and brown were the theme of last night's party and the request was for all white arrangements - I made large buffet arrangements with starbursts of white dendrobium orchids, small table arrangements with roses, callas, spray roses and cymbidum orchids with a few sprays of dusty miller put in around the edges. The tiny cabaret table pieces consisted of 2 white cymbidums and dusty miller.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Early fall arrangements

Three early fall arrangements for a client. I am not quite ready for full on dark fall colors and like the play of yellows and rusts and the pop of lime green. I used mini sunflowers, orange celosia, millet, red tip grass, burgandy and yellow mums, uhule ferns and a great lime green photinia leaf.

New Parent dinner

These are some little arrangements I made last night for the New Parent dinner at Holton. I used beautiful Camel, Geraldine and Sahara roses, baby varigated euonymous, dusty miller and sedum from my yard, pink spray roses, pomegrantes, pitcher plants and peach hypericum berries. I love this type of arrangement - the form is fairly simple but the fun is in the play of color and texture.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Today's arrangements

Today was a busy day. I potted up a number of bird's nest ferns and added dried scabiosa pods and pitcher plants for small table arrangements. I also made a large buffet arrangement to go with the small arrangements by balancing a grapevine wreath on top of a large cylinder decorating it with pods, white roses, salal leaves, millet and grasses. The last piece today was a thank you arrangmement made from blue hydrangea, white phalenopsis orchids, white ranuculus and spotted dracenae leaves. I wove grasses from my yard into a basket inside the glass cube to hide the stems.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


These photos were taken the day we showed 2 samples to a bride whose wedding is coming up. She is getting married in the wonderful Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park in Bethesda and we are making very brightly colored arrangements for her. I am really looking forward to the day we set up the room with these pieces, a wonderful chuppah and rented palms.