Posts Tagged: color inspiration

Flower Workshop at Christianson’s Nursery

08/26/2019

Flower workshops are one of my favorite activities. And you can’t find a more inspiring location to host a workshop than at Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon, WA.  When I want to feel transported to another world for awhile, I go here. Held in their 100+ year-old school house that sits amongst their English rose garden, we were surrounded by beauty and charm. This workshop was held in the summer, when the bounty of my gardens was at it fullest.  I chose the color peach as my starting point. Flowers included dahlias, garden roses, zinnias, phlox, snapdragons, foxglove, and cosmos. Greenery included hydrangea leaves, asparagus, mint, sweet pea vines, oregano and cherry tomatoes. Though garden roses are my favorite flowers, I think the cherry tomatoes were the star of this design! Check out our Workshops for upcoming group events. Or schedule a private lesson with me, to focus on theRead More

Color Inspiration – Pears

11/16/2016

This morning, I was making breakfast for my girls.  A common task, one that I can do without really thinking about it.  My mind was wandering and my eyes settled on two pears sitting in a bowl.  Their color struck me as being really beautiful, the blush that is developing as they ripen.  The thought struck me: “What a great color palette for a wedding!” I am inspired by nature all the time. Some of my best ideas come from observing elements in my garden: a flower bobbing in the breeze, how a branch is bending, etc. I bring these observations to my floral designs, creating weddings that are garden-inspired and romantic in their look and feel. This time, inspiration came from two little pears. Pears have a lovely shade of yellow-green as their base color, a color found many times in new leaf growth.  It also happens to be a shadeRead More