Tears on a wedding day shouldn’t be for the bouquet!


I love weddings. Sadly, as every florist knows and some brides learn, these events can be rough on fresh flower bouquets. We’ve all heard of bridal bouquets that have been mistakenly stored in a freezer, left in the sun, forgotten in a car, dropped on the floor or worse.  It isn’t pretty to watch ‘things fall apart’ for a bride on her wedding day. Imagine… Her bouquet gets a hard … Read More >>>

First Flower

It was so much fun this Spring, to introduce my five-month-old granddaughter to her very first flower. Linley was captivated by the bright blue color of the delicate Siberian Iris. Lightly, she touched the soft petals with her sweet, chubby little fingers. She looked at me and smiled. Hopefully, that was the beginning of our sharing a love of nature and especially flowers together. Her mom is teaching Linley to … Read More >>>

Life is good –

Recently, I read an interesting quote on the Barefoot Contessa’s website about creating a home – “Something smells really good!” my husband, Jeffrey, exclaims every Friday night when he walks in the door. Most weeks, Jeffrey has been around the world and back and when he walks in that door, I want him to feel that he’s really home. What he doesn’t realize is that what feels very casual is, … Read More >>>