Tulips, tulips, tulips--I love them. They are one of those flowers that just make me smile. Did you know there are 3,000 varieties of cultivated tulips? They vary in color, height and shape, and have bloom times ranging from early (March-April), mid (April-May), and late (May). The versatility of the tulip makes it a crowd favorite. I really appreciate the tulip's personality--so cheerful and disobedient. They move throughout an arrangement with a curious grace, unruly and b
It's that time of year when the days are warming up and the landscape is coming out of hibernation. Where spring color is gaining ground and last fall's crisp is loosing its footing. Jonquils, Lenten roses, jasmine, and deciduous magnolias bursting into life. The buds are swelling on everything and the brilliant colors pop against evergreen plantings and man-made structures. Amid this wide selection, I tried to hone in my excitement and focus on my featured flower (which my h
My inspiration: the garden--the source of it all, my roots, my teacher. While working in the garden, I found myself mesmerized by the beauty of the Annabelle hydrangea--bold with a touch of refined grace dancing over the top of a symmetrical and crisp Korean Boxwood hedge.
I imagined myself sprouting out of the hydrangea, straight from the soil, into a beautiful, intriguing flower, and from there the idea for a floral dress took hold. As I balanced my vision and reality,