Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Touches by the Flower Lady

Don't forget to gift your feathered friends!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Season's Greetings


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Had to get something Christmassy at the top of the blog. Here's a tree made of bromeliads, not native to these parts. But striking, nonetheless.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Coming Month

The Flower Lady's birthday, our anniversary, and Christmas all come in the same month. It does make it easy to remember those important dates, and certainly concentrates the shopping mind. It can lead to occurences of Gift Performance Anxiety, however. You all remember the roses I got the FL on her birthday the year before last.(I know it's rude not to link, but I don't want to have to read up on that permalink thingie.) A year later, it had descended to lottery tickets (I won't tell you how much we won). This year the cover on my covert birthday operation was blown early; obviously, I'm under a little pressure here.

PS Actually, the FL is very easy to please. She's a sweetheart!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day 2011

Happy Veterans' Day from the officers and men of the FLH Blog! And to all you coasties out there: Semper Paratoosh!

Think about it: would we all be sitting around enjoying floral creations and the wonders of nature without our veterans? Thanks to all who served!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Postcards from our Summer

If it's one thing I hate, it's bloggers who blog about not blogging. So I won't.

It's snowing here in Zone 7--yes, snowing. Once again, the lawn chairs aren't in, the grill isn't covered, and the fallen leaves are snow-covered. How does winter always sneak up on us?

It's a good day to blog, though, and check out the photo archives. The Flower Lady has been busy with classes and events, and now regularly totes her camera along. This is a picture she took at Longwood of their lily exhibition back in May. Lillies! Where are they now?
Here we have a Grand Event which the FL worked on over the summer. Elegant affair, to say the least:

The Flower Lady snapped this unusual arrangement at a workshop she attended. Pretty exuberant:
Contrast with this lovely little piece by the FL: callas in sand with home-grown moss and selected roadside elements ("roadsidia") in a wrapped mushroom container.
Unfortunately, we must end like this:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Words from the Flower Lady ~~ I'm happy to see that my husband posted the Floral Canvas on his blog. Unfortunately, the background is visually confusing so not all the elements are visible. However, I am happy with the end result & the client it was made for was very pleased. I envision another using fresh flowers. Stay tuned.

A Floral Canvas

The Flower Lady was not completely thrilled with having a vulture at the top of my (her) blog, so I thought I'd show you another photo from the archives. This photo is not very old, actually-- the FL made the arrangement earlier this summer. Those are silks. The FL dubbed it "A Floral Canvas." Sorry about the background, but the FL herself snapped it at work.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Around Town

A flock of vultures have taken up residence on the roof of the local esteemed center of higher education. He looks a bit don-like, doesn't he?

The Flower Lady recently brought me a digital camera, and I'm still snapping pictures with my cell phone. Did I mention, it's a phone that takes pictures? Did you ever think you would need such a thing?? Anyway, the FL has already taken some fine pictures, and I'm posting these fuzzy things. Patience. I never thought I'd have a blog, either.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

This is an arrangement the Flower Lady did at work. She made a stunning arrangement, then snapped a picture with her cell phone. It looks like a painting! So cool. The Flower Lady never fails to inspire me!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Well, all I can say is, I agree with Saint Gregory the Great, who said, "In your joys, remember your afflictions; in your afflictions, remember your joys." Is this not a joy? Taken recently by my very own Flower Lady. And this morning, I was up early and saw the sun shining through some 19th-century stained glass. Highly recommended for raising the spirits.