I seem to be in a white and green phase these days....today I made this little piece for delivery. Some peegee hydrangeas and baptisia foliage from my garden with regular white hydrangea, tulips, lisianthus, and roses. I like the asymmetric almost unbalanced look of this piece.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
This arrangement just went out the door to a bridal shower. The client wanted a fresh green and white arrangement. I used baby green hydrangeas, white Vivianne spray roses, white lisianthus and white scabiosa from the market and white peegee hydrangeas in bud, mountain mint, baptisia, and scented geranium foliage from my garden. My green hostas line the vase.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Every year I plant up lots of pots for a client in Virginia. They are scattered around the property mostly in pairs but there are close to 20 on the pool deck. The color palette is usually lime green and red with pops of burgandy and fuschia. I use a ton of coleus in these pots. Coleus is such a dependable plant for containers - it gets better and fuller all season long and the colors are just incredible. Don't mind the chewed up sweet potato vine - apparently the deer and rabbits have discovered these pots.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Today in ikebana class we made free style designs. I used sago palm - one of my least favorite types of greenery. It is thorny and stiff and just not my cup of tea. But it has a bit of flexibility so I took the "leaves" off of one side, bent it into an oval and wired it together. I made two of these and tried two different looks in a cream boat shaped container. One with orange gerbers and solomon seal leaves, the second with scabiosa pods and the same leaves.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Some little posies for a lunch party at Holton this spring. I love pierus - it really extends the lily of the valley season in a way - it has a lovely scent and a slightly similar look. I also used matricaria, scented geranium leaves, Sahara and coral roses.