After spending a good portion of my career-life in the floral event industry, I cannot shake my love of flowers and floral design. It is a passion and an obsession, and though I have long been out of the business, I will always be a dabbler. I tailor my garden to produce more than enough cuttings to fill my house, and to give as gifts, and that suits me just fine.
Here’s a glimpse at my work, past and present:
An arrangement of roses, kale, grapes, and fountain grass plumes.
Modern country wedding bouquet.
Up-cycled tin can, trimmed in lace, filled with freesia and chamomile blossoms.
Everything from the garden: pink hydrangeas and roses, heuchera blossoms and leaves.
Sunflowers and citrus.
Antique hydrangea from the garden.
Stock and sweet jasmine–my two favorite fragrances!
Jasmine vine, stock, and miniature roses–the first bloomers from the garden last spring.
Roses, carnations, and tuberose from the store, arranged in a jewelry box.
Roses, carnations, tuberose, hydrangea, and jasmine vine.
A doggy daisy collar.
A wedding centerpiece.
Bright, springtime wedding bouquet.
Alstroemeria, Craspedia (Billy Balls–love these!), and various mints.
Just tulips! Yay!
Country wedding bouquet.
An interesting request: for this wedding the bride wanted the bouquet to showcase a mixture of orchids and edelweiss to represent her Thai heritage and his Austrian. One of my favorites ever!
Country wedding bridesmaid nosegays.
Fun wedding centerpiece.
Garden roses and salvia.
Fall wedding bridesmaid bouquets.
Red roses in a Valentine’s candy box.
Blue mason jar filled with antique roses.
Pink and red themed wedding centerpieces all packed in the delivery van.
Orange roses and tulips mixed with grapevine and salvia.
A mix of store-bought carnations and garden cosmos.
Fall country-themed bridal bouquet.
Garden roses, lavendula, white thistle, and sweet peas.
Sunset-hued bridesmaid bouquet.
Leucadendron, hydrangea, kale, and radishes.
Dahlias, roses, and amaranthus.
Garden pickings: roses, viburnum, and salvia.
Roses, hydrangea, rosemary, and heuchera leaves arranged in a canvas-wrapped mason jar.
My kitchen sink looking just how I love it.
An arrangement of ‘weeds’….oxalis blooms with a few lavender bits and nasturtium leaves.
Up-cycled cans used as colorful vases for spring flowers.
Store-bought roses mixed with apples and garden-grown hydrangea.
Gorgeous white hydrangeas.
Cabbage rose arrangement in a mason jar.
A wide assortment of materials are unified by their intentional unintentionalness, and by repeating clear glass containers.
Garden roses, alstroemeria, draping amaranthus, and grapevine.
A whole batch of loveliness from Silver Lake Farms, most of which I cannot even name!
Here’s a few floral arranging tutorials:
Orangey Arrangement How-To
Valentine’s Candy Box Arrangement Tutorial
Apples and Roses Arrangement How-To