Sunday, October 27, 2013

Zinnias still coming in nicely. We picked some for a friend of ours, Ron the Artist. Does he get them in water and put them on the credenza? No, he runs them through a scanner and photophops them!

Speaking of artists, here's a picture of a design by Marie-Francoise Deprez. She's the French lady the FL was assisting a few weeks ago. The FL made some of those swirly things on the side, and she carried arrangements onstage without dropping a single one!
And look at this! Is that the biggest one you've ever seen? (The cauliflower, not my head.) 


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Here's a design the Flower Lady made on Friday. She took part in a workshop on Russian-inspired designs. This is meant to bring to mind a Faberge Easter egg. It worked for me, it was the first thing I thought of. And here's an Easter egg we have, made in Czechoslovakia from a real shell, in a teacup! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Indoors, Alas!

Weather's taken a wet turn--a bit nasty, even. We must turn our attention to the indoors. Here, a fall-inspired "vegetative" design, with candle. The base is a piece of grapevine trunk. Perhaps I can get the Flower Lady to comment on the technical details later on. A close-up of some of the work:

Found some time to go through the photo archives, too. Since we'll be spending more time indoors, this picture of a cozy corner seems appropriate. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Abutilon. An "orphan" plant that the Flower Lady bought for 99 cents back in June. A third wave of blooms coming out.

Abutilon buds.

Abutilon. A-B-U-T-I-L-O-N. Abutilon.