A Year in Flowers

I listen to a lot of podcasts. During 2018, I was listening to my favorite podcasts (SLOW Flowers, for anyone interested) and the host and designer being interviewed were talking about a series of photo shoots she had designed at the same venue but during each season to show what flowers and foliages are available […]

Flowers At The Farm–The Why, What, and When

It’s American Flowers Week! June 28-July 4 marks the floral holiday that celebrates American grown flowers. (Visit americangrownflowers.com to learn more.) Three of the main reasons I believe in supporting local flowers are uniqueness, sustainability, and economics. Not all flowers ship well. When you buy from a local farmer, you can often get something unique, […]

What Did Flower Arrangements Look Like in 1908?

What did flower arrangements look like in 1908? If you are familiar with Dutch Master oil paintings, you may have an idea. ¬†Painters in this period often painted still lifes of lush, opulent flower arrangements. ¬†Roses and dahlias were popular, as were jewel tones mixed with light pastels. ¬†Arrangements were often loose, asymmetrical, in a […]