Fall doesn't have to be all about leaves and pumpkins. It can be that last breath of summer color you need before holing away for the long gray winter ahead.
Like it or not, fall is just around the corner. Luckily autumn is perhaps the best season to get creative in floral design. The fall design palette is all about contrast and texture; and a funky, arty element which is trending right now is cotinus.
Food and wine...my favorite combination...or is that wine and food? Whatever the case, the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival (August 21-24) offered ...
Assigning specific meanings to flowers is a tradition that is believed to have begun in Turkey in the 17th century and kept strong through the years by the French and English.
Ahhh, summertime. Hot days, cool nights, shorts, tank tops, bikinis... whoa, wait. Did I miss it when virtually every person you see at the beach or ...
The preschool teacher instructed the children, "Big dreams start small, but with sunlight, water, good soil and love, they grow big." It seemed a simple lesson, but one worth revisiting. This week, I let sunflowers be my teacher. Here's what I learned.
What Earth-changing events are happening this week? The US Senate Committee is going to vote on the climate changing Keystone XL pipeline, and NASA j...
I used to watch my dad garden. Watch metal strike soil, submerge and uncover, lift earth still dark under graying mulch. Watch him edge the flower beds, prune the pear trees. Study his hands as he'd loosen marigolds from plastic, plant and cover their roots with a swift hand.
As a painter I am fascinated and inspired by the arrival of Spring especially this year after a very long winter. Flower imagery finds its way into my work from the smallest sketches to the large scale paintings.
For May, the start of the warm, summer months, outdoor concerts, and general frolicking about, the theme was flower crowns. The class consisted of seven women, some who knew each other, with most working in some sort of creative field.
Three years ago, for Mother's Day, I decided to surprise my wife with one beautiful red rose. Only one rose, you ask. Yes, only one, albeit this rose happened to be one of those gorgeous Ecuadorean roses grown in Ecuadorean flower farms high up in the Andes.
I like reasons to celebrate, and there is no one on this planet that deserves your recognition more than your mom.
Did you know that you can create beautiful flowers with an equation? Before I tell you what that equation is, let me convince you first.
With flights from Washington, D.C. to Amsterdam averaging around $1500 this spring, my trip to the tulips may have to wait. But just 45 minutes outside the Nation's Capital is another garden with a propitious nickname: "Holland in Haymarket."
Bring the beauty of nature into your home or workplace -- say it with flowers!