Posts Tagged: Flower arranging workshop

Flower Workshop at Christianson’s Nursery


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

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

Flower Arranging Ladies Lunch


I love teaching flower arranging workshops! So I was thrilled to work with Jenny Cookies on a fun Spring Ladies Lunch where I taught the guests how to create simple spring-time arrangements. We chose bright spring colors of yellow, white and green for our color palette. Daffodils have got to be the most cheerful spring flower, with their bright yellow colors and ruffly edges.   Jenny worked her magic and created a beautiful and inviting luncheon for our guests.  They dinned on a picnic style lunch, chatted with friends new and old, and tasted some delicious treats at the end. Using locally grown flowers from my yard and other local farms, we had a great selection to choose from for our arrangements. I walked the guests through the design, step-by-step, giving them tips along the way.  They all did an amazing job!   We had so much fun!  Cannot waitRead More