Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Reality floral design

Today I had a challenge.  I had to make 2 medium buffet arrangements, 2 centerpieces and 4 small cocktail pieces on a very slim budget and the client wanted something that would make a statement.
I bought 2 stems of large cymbidium orchids, 2 bunches of spider mums and 5 large varigated leaves.  I had on hand some small white mums and eucalyptus greens.

I used everything - I cut a varigated leaf in half down the stem and used it to line the centerpiece vases and filled the vase with mums and some individual cymbidiums.  For the buffet pieces I used two of the large leaves and 1/2 of the cymbidium stems.  The small pieces consisted of just one mum and one cymbidum.   I love to use masses of flowers but sometimes it is fun to see what I can do with only a few elements.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Glass flowers

This is a bouquet of glass flowers owned by a friend.  There is some history here but I have to admit I don't really remember it,  I am just so taken by the object itself.  What a great wedding bouquet for just the right bride.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dinner Party

I love this table linen.  It was the perfect choice for a gloomy winter night and I wanted the colors in the arrangements to work well with the brightness of the cloth...I used some beautiful rust and peach colored roses, lime green leucadendrom, yellow alstromeria gardenia leaves, red hypericum berries and green pitt. 

Early spring....I hope

A little piece for the hope of an early spring.  Beautiful parrot tulips in cream and peach, peach and pink spray roses, orange pincushions and a wonderful varigated grass. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekly arrangements

Every Monday I deliver arrangements to a couple of schools nearby.  It is a fun exercise, I have a lot of latitude in the design and I try to do something different each week.  These are two of the most recent.  The first is a piece with two monstera leaves and a cymbidium stalk in a wonderful curved vase.  The vase itself it so dramatic that it didn't need much to enhance its appearance.    The second piece has a wonderful piece of grapevine perched on the top of a vase with parrot tulips woven within the lateral roots. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Holton weekly

Every week I make a little arrangement for the front desk at Holton.  I get to experiment and try new things.  But some weeks I just put together a simple little piece that lets one type of flower speak.  I love this collection of yellow and orange ranuculus in this simple pottery urn. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Party centerpiece

I just happened on a photo of a piece I did this fall.  I love the colors in this arrangement.  The
palette is mostly based on the creamy pink proteas on either end. 

In addition to the proteas, I used Suez pink roses, grey brunia,  limey yellow spray roses, chamomile, white astrancia, tan scabiosa pods, seeded eucalyptus and varigated pitt.