Monthly Archives: September 2010

Chrysanthemum – The Queen of Fall Flowers – Week 9

Until recently I didn’t have much regard for chrysanthemums (or mums). I saw them as a cheap, boring, mainstream, unimaginative flower available everywhere and anywhere – corner stores, supermarkets, florist shops, street vendors. Then I took a workshop with the talented Scandinavian floral artist, Per Benjamin, who taught us how to make incredible, original floral designs using the cheapest, least respected flowers, namely chrysanthemums and carnations.
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The Calla Lily – Week 8

Tweet Simplicity and Beauty I favour minimalism. Stripped of all extraneous details there is only form, texture and hue, each of which must be meticulously executed because there is nowhere for flaws and imperfection to hide. The finished results look deceptively simple. The calla lily is the perfect flower to use when I want to [...]
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Something Blue – Flowers for an Intimate Wedding

Tweet The Wedding On August 21, 2010 my sister in law Patty Lant married the love of her life, Serge LaFleur. It was an intimate family affair, held in the gorgeous gardens of Patty’s parents, Shirley and Ron Lant. Patty’s favourite colour is blue, and when she asked me to do the wedding florals, I [...]
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