Floral Frogs? Say What?

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Do you ever see an arrangement and think, “How the heck did they get those flowers to stay like that?” More often than not, there are floral mechanics in the background working their magic. Maybe it’s Oasis (floral foam) keeping everything together, maybe it’s a floral tape grid holding stems up, or maybe it’s a floral frog helping blooms defy gravity. … Read More

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What I’ve learned in Ikebana flower class…

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So for the last 6 weeks or so, I have been attending a weekly Sogetsu Ikebana class that was offered through the Smithsonian Associates here in Washington, DC. Not only was it a fun outing with like-minded flower friends, and a nice way to unwind after a long work day, it taught me concepts that I have struggled with for … Read More

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Ikebana show at the Torpedo Factory was the opposite of icky

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This weeks post is brought to you via the kindness of friends. Flower friends are the best. Ideally, I would have told you about this before it took place, so that you could have made plans to see it. Ideally, I would have known about it as well, and would have been able to check it out. I just started … Read More

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Does size matter (when you are buying roses)?

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I was perusing web the other day, and I am naturally drawn to “entertainment news.”  I’m also glued to People Magazine every time I go to the beauty salon…. got a problem with that? 🙂 My wandering eye caught up with the news that it was Oprah’s birthday. She tweeted a picture of the biggest roses I have ever seen … Read More

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…containers, flowers and more!

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Reduce, Reuse, Reclaim, Recycle…. a mantra that has entered my psyche whether its working on this blog, figuring out what to use that we already have around the house, or what we need to part with when organizing our yard sale. Our family makes an effort to be good stewards of the environment, and to that end we pay some … Read More

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