We love teachers. I taught music for 10 years, including one year in the EVSC. I am also an EVSC graduate. My mother spent her entire career teaching art and english in the EVSC. So, we happily provide centerpieces for the Evansville Teachers Association dinner each May which recognizes retiring teachers in the EVSC and those who have taught for 20 years.
The event is held the first Friday of May at the Bauerhaus. One of the best things about this event is that we receive creative control which allows us to experiment with new ideas.
Those being recognized take the centerpieces home with them as a gift. This year I decided to incorporate both plants and cut flowers for a gift that would last longer than a traditional cut flower arrangement.
I love the natural, woodland look so I decided to begin building the arrangements in a terra cotta saucer. I planted coffee plants in the center. (Yes! Those could eventually produce coffee beans!) Two succulents were planted in the saucer as well.
Votive candles were nestled into the soil which was then covered with moss. I added thistle, plumosa fern, and curly willow to finish off the arrangement.
Each was slightly unique.
What do you think of the woodland style?