Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FDR Memorial color studies

I went down to the FDR Memorial the other day.  The cherry trees were losing their petals and it was beautiful to see.  Pink petals all over the granite stones and plants.  The plantings in the memorial are maturing and soften the look of all that stone.  The first photo is of a pine tree interwoven with a blooming maple.  The second is of the petals on an about to bloom red azalea.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Landon party

They are having a party over at Landon tonight.  In part, it celebrates the return to the house after a fire in November.  I continued my tropical theme this time with apricot tulips, brezillia berries, mimosa, kangaroo pods, flax leaves and baby monsteras in  pinched waist vases.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Today's arrangements

This morning I made some pieces for a fund raising dinner tonight.  The client wanted some small yellow arrangements for her kitchen and a large dramatic orchid piece for her living room.  I used yellow Finesse roses, yellow mimosa, Viking mums with varigated pittosporum for the kitchen flowers.  For the orchid arrangement I used 3 large brown cymbidium stalks, flax leaves, brown kangaroo paws, yellow mimosa and 2 baby monstera leaves.