Helpful hints: basics of flower arranging

jbryanBasics, Learning Opportunities1 Comment

Every now and then it helps to share some helpful hints that will remind experienced flower people and enlighten novice flower people to this magic that seems to make a difference in extending the blooming power of your flowers. I take everything I read with a dose of salt, and give it a fair trial. Some things work, some things … Read More

jbryanHelpful hints: basics of flower arranging

Valentine’s Day: Be original, be thrifty, get personal

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There’s really nothing whose price is more marked up at Valentine’s Day than the ubiquitous bouquet of red roses. Except maybe the rose’s partner-in-crime…the box of chocolates. Does a dozen red roses really say “I Love You”, or is it just a history of savvy flower marketers worm-holing into your brain whispering “chocolates and red roses are the only way … Read More

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You DID flowers: Wreath-making Workshop pt. 2

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A group of our readers recently got together to start the holiday season off right with a little wreath making, a little wine and a lot of fun! The ingredients for the wreaths were the same, the skill levels ranged from novice to expert, and all the wreaths started at the same point. One thing is for sure, they all … Read More

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You DID flowers – Reader’s Snapshot : Wreath Workshop

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This week’s reader snapshot comes from my neighbor Belen. This young lady has always shown a specific fondness for all things leafy and living. She asked to try her hand at making a wreath, and I have to say, the end result is pretty stunning! Love the way she used the bright red berries and frosty-tipped pinecones to make a focal … Read More

jbryanYou DID flowers – Reader’s Snapshot : Wreath Workshop