Autumn is here!

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...
Summer bouquet – Hydrangea and Scabiosa

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....
Flowers at Home

Flowers at Home

I often take my kids to the library. My three year old loves books and her 11 month old brother loves climbing on the chairs. Lately I have been wandering sections that interest me, like gardening, cooking, interiors, floral design,  and have found some great books. Flowers at Home by Mariella Ienna I particularly liked because of her belief in simplicity and the importance of a vase in the overall design. Flowers at Home offers you a huge range of designs and an unlimited source of ideas as well as advice on styling, basic floristry techniques, choosing containers, combining colours, and selecting the right design for a particular setting or occasion. Books are always a great way to learn and...
Floating Flowers

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...