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 […]