Happy Holidays from You Do Flowers!

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It’s a busy time of year for us wreath making, garland hanging, floral designing fools, and the bulk of my focus is at my favorite job that I don’t get paid for, that is serving as a member of the flower guild at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. I was there twice over the weekend, once to condition and … Read More

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Wreath workshops in DelMarVa

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While we are on the topic of wreaths, there are many classes available if you are interested in making your own for the upcoming holiday season. Regionally I am familiar with Monticello in Charlottesville, VA, Hillwood Gardens and Estate in Washington, DC. Beware, the best wreath workshops fill up quickly so if you are interested in a class, search around the … Read More

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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Is it me, or do the geraniums seem more red, and the Lobelia more purple-blue in Coastal Maine? I have been to Maine, many times, and love the truly dignified cooler temps in the summer, and a lobstah or three, but I have always noticed that the colors of the blooms in the summer are more intense than I see … Read More

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So you want to get married at the National Cathedral….

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The National Cathedral in Washington, DC is a popular place for brides to want to tie the knot. But it’s not just a phone call, and a reservation kind of arrangement. The place is so popular, they have had to limit the number of weddings they host each year. For more info on who can get married at the National Cathedral, … Read More

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Incredible Beauty at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

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I feel like I saw something that I might never see again in my life this past weekend. And what made it seem more improbable is that it was just a few minutes off the less than beautiful highway 295 that barrels through Anacostia (a less than sparkly new part of Washington DC). But what I saw was naturally beautiful, … Read More

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