Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wedding bouquet

A quick snap of yesterday's bridal bouquet - one of my favorite color schemes - grey, cream and yellow. 

Holton Reunion

This year went by so quickly and it is amazing that it is Holton Reunion time already.  Last night there was a dinner party at one of the original school buildings on S St. NW in Washington.  The home owners have been gracious enough over the last years to allow alumnae back to see the transformation of the school into a home.  This is one of the centerpieces.

Friday, April 25, 2014

On the worktable

Just a quick pic of a piece before we rushed out the door.  These little arrangements were delivered to the UMD at Shady Grove yesterday for a party.   I love the combination of a yellow lime rose, white, green berries and grey dusty miller with a pop of coral from local quince blossoms...the yellow gloriosa added a great textural accent.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring luncheon

20 small posies to give away at the end of a thank you luncheon at Holton.  I used Malibu roses, blupurem, scented geranium leaves (my current favorite foliage), pink wax flower and pink astilbe.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bridal Shower

Today I delivered some flowers to a beautiful house near the Cathedral.  I usually shy away from using blooming branches - it is so difficult to precisely pinpoint when they will come into bloom - particularly without a cooler.  Anyway, I got a couple of different lots - white cherry, double pinks, redbud and magnolia.   I was on pins and needles for a few days watching the white cherries and ended up using them for some large floor urns and a combination of things including some wonderful flowering quince I found in my inlaw's yard.  That combined with fabulous cream and pink parrot tulips and a large protea did the trick.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Blooming Dogwood

The wholesaler had some wonderful dogwood branches with immature flowers last week that I had to have.  There was so much material in each bundle that I am still using pieces as the blossoms mature.

I made these two pieces last week for an event at Landon and really love this open natural way of designing.  In addition to the branches I used ranuculus, a few roses, baby green hydrangeas, and some beautiful parrot tulips.

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Event at the Canadian Embassy

A few weeks ago I delivered flowers to the Canadians for their Naval Ball.  The color scheme was gold and more gold.  I obliged by using shades of browns, golds and oranges to perk up all that gold.
In order to make a gold vase, I crimped layers of gold mylar into a clear glass bullet vase.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Potomac Wholesale spring open house

IFDA, my local floral designers group, had a table at the annual Potomac Floral open house a few weeks ago.  4 members of the group brought in work to decorate the table and demonstrate the range of our floral interests.

I made this bride bouquet for the display.
 I used a European round holder and tucked individual round eucalyptus leaves in with a new rose called Early Grey.  I also used individual brunia berries and a few succulents.  Something a little different to show off.