Tag Archives: Floral Arrangement

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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Dahlia – My Favourite Flower – Week 7

Tweet Dahlia – My Favourite Flower “The dahlias glowed in the autumn sun. Criss-crossing back and forth between the plants, trying to avoid the spider webs dripping with dew, I admired the sheer excess and exuberance of the species. Yellow dahlias, as big as salad plates, shining like miniature sunbursts. Tiny pompom dahlias of deep [...]
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The Sunflower – Week 6

Tweet A Bit About the Sunflower Dwarf Sunspot, Giant Primrose. Lemon Eclair, Stawberry Blonde, Red Sun, Black Oil. What do all of these descriptive references have in common? They are Sunflowers. My favourite is Teddy Bear – a novelty sunflower with a thick, furry, bright yellow head which actually reminds me of a stuffed teddy. [...]
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Gladiolas – Week 5

Tweet Gladiolas Picture a bright, sunny, hot summer day. You are driving down a country highway, enjoying the freedom of the ride, the beautiful day, the expansive scenery. Up ahead you see a roadside stand with baskets of freshly picked produce and buckets of tall, elegant flowers in a mixture of bright, cheery colours. Adorable [...]
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Wasn’t That a Party

Tweet Last weekend I had a wonderful opportunity to create the floral decor for a really fun event – the 25th wedding anniversary of Deb and Les, my sister and her husband. This memorable party was attended by 250 of their closest friends and relatives. In keeping with the party personalities of the 2 hosts, [...]
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Lily – Week 4

Tweet Oriental Lilies (Photo by Michael Lant – Click on image to enlarge) About the Lily I was named Elizabeth after my paternal great grandmother, Elizabeth Speirs. I recently discovered that she was quite the gardener and lover of flowers and apparently had a very green thumb, especially when it came to Lilies and Dahlias. [...]
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Daisy Daisy – Week 2

Tweet Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you. When someone mentions Daisy, I immediately think of a flower with long slender white petals radiating from a yellow centre. It conjures up memories of verifying the love of my grade 5 sweetheart by reciting “he loves me [...]
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Peonies – Week 1

Tweet Why The Peony As The First Flower? I have so many favourite flowers that choosing the first flower for my blog was a challenge to say the least. So, to help me make a decision and finally get on with my task I reached out to my network of girlfriends and asked them for [...]
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