Category Archives: floral design

Winter Wonderland in a Jar

Magazine and catalog photos inspire me; I’ll even try to re-create a particularly pretty vignette in my home. It’s kinda like a hobby. I think. Or maybe it’s just that I get bored staring at the same things. The contents … Continue reading

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Constance Spry: Who Knew?

For the longest time, Constance Spry was “only” a rose to me, albeit my favorite rose. I know growers name their roses after family members and famous people, but I never really wondered if Constance was the former or the … Continue reading

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Floral Design Monday: I Love Red Almost as Much as Blue!

Yup. I know it’s Tuesday, but since I was dying to write about Hopewell Valley Vineyards and its tasty pinot grigio yesterday, I put off writing about my garden club’s floral competition until today. I figured you wouldn’t mind. Right? … Continue reading

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SpringFest 2012 at the Sussex County, N.J. Fairgrounds

This weekend was SpringFest, held at the Sussex County, NJ Fairgrounds. Garden designers, landscapers, garden centers and vendors from around New Jersey come together to create sample gardens, talk up their businesses and ideas, sell garden accessories and plants, and … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Flower Show: “Amateur” Designers, But Not Amateur Designs

The Philadelphia Flower Show is the best design competition for U.S. garden clubs members; you vie for the blue ribbon against top competitors from across the country. . .and only one blue ribbon is awarded per design category. Creativity is … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Flower Show: HAWAII, Islands of Aloha

My good friend Gail and I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show this week. The theme, Hawaii, was one I looked forward to seeing translated by both the professional and amateur designers. I love attending this international flower show because … Continue reading

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N.J. Flower & Garden Show 2012: Whimsical and Clever

What brings together garden club members from all over the state of New Jersey? What brings top-notch garden designers and landscape architects/contractors together from all over the state of New Jersey? What gathers unique and charming boutique owners and other … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Admirer: Exciting! Fun!

I returned home this afternoon and found a beautiful bouquet of flowers sitting on our front porch. A professionally arranged bouquet of lilies, roses, orchids, and Gerber daisies. As I walked up the steps I saw a small white stuffed … Continue reading

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Garden Club Flower Show: Bringing Home the Red!

Our garden club had a small (as in size of show, not size of flowers) flower show at our Holiday Tea again this year. I entered a design in a category that required my arrangement  to be ‘small.’  As one … Continue reading

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One Container, Four Seasons: Decorating for Fall

Earlier this year I purchased an inexpensive green floor vase, knowing that I’d enjoy using it for ‘seasonal decorating.’ First thing, I purchased and arranged some faux cherry blossoms in it. The look carried me happily through spring. Sitting in … Continue reading

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