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An Apple for the Teacher

”Back to School” time is also the start of the apple harvest season. What better way to celebrate both than with an apple for the teacher, but not just any apple. In this demonstration Leanne creates a unique design with an apple as the focal point. The arrangement is perfect as a gift for the teacher or perhaps centerpiece for your dining table. Enjoy! !

September 5, 2011

Summer Treasures

The end of summer is bittersweet. I hate to say good bye to the long, lazy days of summer. At the same time, I look forward to the crisp days of autumn. Join me in this week's floral design "how-to" video and create a floral tapestry of Summertime Treasures. This design is the perfect way to show off all the lovely botanical treasures you collected this summer.

September 2, 2011

An End of Summer Centerpiece

Yes, the end of summer is at hand and the garden is at its bountiful peak. Bright sunflowers plus colorful dahlias and lilies overfill the garden. And, herbs and vegetables are abundant as well. In this video clip, Leanne creates a lovely centerpiece for an end of summer picnic. Enjoy!

September 1, 2011

The Basics for Creating a Duchess Rose

A large garden styled rose with a full “blousy” look is very popular with this summer’s brides. Leanne demonstrates the basic techniques for making a Duchess Rose as large as your bride desires.

August 24, 2011

Summer Centerpiece

The round centerpiece is the staple of the summer wedding season. And despite the use of various containers, it’s still a round centerpiece. So how do we add more value and excitement to the round centerpiece? The easiest way is to elevate the centerpiece. In this video clip, Leanne shares a simple technique for updating the round centerpiece.

August 17, 2011

Oddities From The Garden

In our search for creative inspiration, we sometimes discover wonderful new treasures. This week’s video clip was inspired by a search of the Saturday Portland Farmer’s Market. I love meeting new flower growers at the Farmer’s Market and I especially love their courage and originality in growing and introducing new species of flowers. For me, there is little more inspiring than a newly discovered blossom… Enjoy.

August 1, 2011

Garden Flowers Bridal Bouquet

I love weddings of all seasons. But, my favorite weddings will always be the weddings of summer. I love the magnificent outdoor venues and I love the expansive selection of flowers, especially flowers from the garden. Although they can be a bit challenging, flowers from the garden make a stunning bridal bouquet.

July 26, 2011

Leftovers From The Farmer's Market

After shopping the Farmer’s Market’s for fresh flowers and making a few beautiful bouquets for your home, there are always a few leftovers. A bit of this and a bit of that. In this video clip Leanne takes the leftovers from her Farmer’s Market shopping and creates a lovely Asian styled design.

July 19, 2011

Flowers From The Farmer's Market

Summertime is here and the Farmer’s Markets are an explosion of colorful blossoms. In this video clip Leanne shares how to take “Farmer’s Bouquets” a bit of produce and create a lush summer centerpiece, perfect for you dining table.

July 18, 2011

Tussie Mussie

If you are passionate about flowers and history, you will love this video clip. Leanne explores the history of the Tussie Mussie. In Old English, Tussie Mussie can be interpreted as “a knot of flowers and a bit of moss”. This always fragrant bouquet was first medicinal, then the carrier of secret messages and eventually a symbol of wealth and status.

June 27, 2011