Posts Tagged: country bouquets floral

On the Flower Farm – Spring Planting


Growing flowers is a large part of who I am as a floral designer. I actually consider myself a farmer florist, someone who grows the flowers they design with.  My garden in the Seattle area is a source of constant inspiration for me and a place where I find peace. I realized I tend to only take pictures of my finished floral designs, not of the process that leads up to it.  A goal of mine this year is to capture the process, starting with planting in the Spring. Starting in February, I start seeds inside my house.  Some plants take as long as 12 weeks before they are ready to be placed in the garden outside.  I am always amazed at how quickly a seed can turn into a plant in such a short time.  These seeds and plant are scabiosa zinnias. I source seeds from many places, including harvestingRead More

Flower Crown Workshop


Flower crowns are one of my favorite floral items to create.  There’s something so carefree and joyous about wearing flowers in your hair that makes me just smile. When Jenny Cookies asked me to teach a workshop on floral crowns for her Mother’s Day Ladies Lunch, of course I said yes! How much fun to spend the afternoon playing with flowers and eating chocolate. Sign me up! The dessert table was stunning, full of color and yummy treats. We thought hoops with flowers on them would look like flower crowns, providing the inspiration for the focal wall. Placing small clusters of flowers on the hoops gave just enough color, still allowing the gold hoops to be seen. Think this idea is one of my all time favorite backdrops! Instead of creating centerpieces for the dining tables, I placed the flowers and greens for the crowns in various sized vases and ran them down the center ofRead More