Thursday, October 27, 2011

Landon Reunion 2011

Tonight is the first event of Reunion at Landon.  They are having a dinner party and we made centerpieces and a large arrangement for decorating the main room.  We used a beautiful sandy colored rose called Quicksand with brown grass, brown mums, large brown hypericum berries and pieris greens and for the large arrangement some gold sprayed lemon leaf.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hannah's baby shower

A few years ago we did a spectacular wedding for Hannah and Brian.  Today I delivered flowers for her baby shower.  The baby is a boy so I used lots of delphinium and hydrangeas and a few brown gerbers for a pop of color.   The first piece is the type of thing we do all the time, interesting colors and flowers with lots of texture.  The second piece involved large hanks of grass connecting three rectangular small vases with delphinium stems.  The third piece was made from 5 hydrangeas and delphinium stems in a tall narrow glass vase.  Lots of blue!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Buckeye butterfly

Today I was at my favorite plant nursery, American Plant, looking for a few things.  I was really taken by these beautiful asters and then noticed the incredible butterfly on them.  It took me a while to get a good photo and when I did, I got a good look at the amazing eye pattern on the backs of the wings.  I don't think this guy is going to be anyone's dinner.

Shower at Peggy's

This morning I delivered some pieces to Peggy.  She is hosting a bridal shower this afternoon.  The colors she proposed were apricot and brown and purple.  I made several different arrangements for the spaces in her open plan home.  For the kitchen counter, I used 3 cylinders filled at different levels with clear Deco water retaining beads.  I put apricot cymbidium orchids stems in them and philodendron leaves.  I also used Leonides brown and Cosima apricot along with Super Green roses and tried to add a shade of purple or lavender into the rest of the arrangements.  I love the saturated color of the purple carnations.  I also used purple Mexican sage from my garden.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

This was a small posy I made as a thank you gift.  I like to mix a little pink into the standard fall color palette - it makes the rest of the colors pop.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I made this ikebana piece for a show at Meadowlark Gardens in Virginia last weekend.  I worked closely with my ikebana teacher, Kyoko Petersen and was happy with the results.  I used whaleback leaves cut on an angle, orange pincushion protea and some walnut branches with some nuts emerging from their pods.