Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Autumn is here!

The cooler weather, rain and fog have all arrived here in Victoria.  Although, it was nice to have the sun shining for our first day of fall. Yes, fall has arrived which means our selection of flowers is slowly dwindling. What I do love about fall and winter is the use of branches and berries in floral design! Take a stroll through your garden and snip a few branches to bring inside. I  have been enjoying these Japanese Maple branches for a couple weeks now.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Summer bouquet - Hydrangea and Scabiosa

Blue Hydrangea, lilac Freesia, and pale purple Scabiosa make up this bride's bouquet for a lovely summer garden wedding. The Abkhazi Garden is an exquisite heritage home and garden located in Victoria, British Columbia.  It is internationally famous for its incredible collection of rhododendrons which tower above you in the spring time! What a lovely garden location in Victoria for a smaller wedding. This bride looks beautiful, I especially love her necklace.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Floating Flowers

To me there is nothing more simple than floating a few blooms in water. Dahlias and Mums are two of my favourites, but experiment with what you have in your garden. Some will last longer than others as petals can become water logged.


Some people think mums are a bit of an "old lady" flower but I love to use them in unexpected more modern ways. Their best feature is they can last up to two weeks and are always available.


Another great thing about floating blooms is that it gets you to dig into your cupboards to find bowls and even glassware you never use. So go dig around and see what you come up with, you may surprise yourself!