Florists' Review ...on-line

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

Favorite magazine is now showing one of the arrangement techniques that are shown in each issue.
www.floristsreview.com
...have fun......
it is snowing again!!!!!!!!

london England, United Kingdom

Thanks Marcia, I'm going to make that egg sometime!

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Marcia,
Has it stopped snowing yet? Are you ok?

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

HI, just stopped in and lo and behold. Have been busy house hunting, sorting, going to appointments etc. Most of the snow has melted , except the large piles left from clearing roads/driveways and garden areas in the shade. In the yard, all that is left is the yucky stuff...luckily it will be covered by the inch of snow due Thurs night. That should make things tidy for holiday visitors, then this lady better start clearing up some of the outside mess..I see lots of fun in days ahead, but not a lot of flower work. I do need to start rooting curly twig willow to take with me when I move this year.

london England, United Kingdom

Good to hear from you Marcia! Sounds like you are very busy at the moment. Keep warm with the new snow heading your way!
I remembered your floral design magazine had a demo showing how to make an easter egg with fowers.
We are decorating the new cafe for easter and I thought it would be nice to make a few eggs!
Thanks again and Happy Easter!

london England, United Kingdom

It took loads of flowers to make even the smallest egg!

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south central, WI(Zone 5a)

Oh, pretty egg. I didn't get any cut flowers, just brought down the 3rd Phal. orchid that is blooming. I have 2 of the larger bloom ones now on the table..they have only set about 6 buds this time. The smaller purple has about 20 in full bloom with 6 yet to swell on the end of the stalk And has set up a side bloom stalk!! I must have fed it at just the right time (although all on same schedule).
Ah!! What a thought!! I will take photo tomorrow and post it..a bit of color for cheer as it is snowing Again ( we received about 6" Thursday night-heavy stuff). The sidewalks cleared yesterday and then Tah Dah..started fluffy snow 2 hours ago.

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Marcia, Hope you are having better weather now? The link for the mag isn't working for me anymore. Is it just my computer?

london England, United Kingdom

It's working this month Marcia! A Calla lily arrangement with magnets, interesting! Thanks.

Sacramento, CA(Zone 9a)

Marcia - thanks for that link. I have never heard of a corsage magnet before. I'll have to give it a try - I work in a laboratory building so I can round up some tall graduated cylinders and use them for vases.

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

Hi, I have fallen behind and need to catch up. We got hit with the flooding, but not anywhere as bad as other folk. My garden was under water about 6" and we had volunteers sandbagging the beach.
I need to look at the web to see the magnet corsage. I think that I missed the last magazine, but will try to get to the craft store next week-end.

Edited to add: going to look for the corsage magnets. That is just lovely.

This message was edited Jun 16, 2008 11:46 PM

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Marcia, Interesting fruit stacker arrangement this month. Thank you!

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Marcia, Hope you are keeping well?
I like the wrist corsage shown, with the wire and bead leaves. Lovely, Thanks.

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

HI, moving slow. Had focused on sorting out the garden , in order to make room for lawn and curb appeal for potential sale. Being that any task takes Way longer than expected, I am still digging away at it. Given the current market situation, it is a good thing I am slow. Will be cutting back large portions of the curly twig willow and plan on holding onto the cuttings with both hands.!! Family rightly points out that my interests and project plants greatly outweigh my finished work..still going to hang on!!!!
It is almost Oct..where does the time go.?
Will try to add photo of wreath I made several seasons ago, with paper from the river birch hot glued to a styroform ring. will See if it works this late:)
guess not with edit. will try with new post

This message was edited Sep 27, 2008 1:06 AM

Drat..need to find that photo and scan...will get to it when I can see straight!

This message was edited Sep 27, 2008 1:09 AM

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Marcia, Good to hear you are ok. The summer seemed to come and go in a flash! Your willow sounds great, will you be making an Autumn arrangement with it? I would love to see your silver birch wreath when you find the photo!

london England, United Kingdom

Some great containers this month Marcia, Thank you!

london England, United Kingdom

Happy New Year Marcia!

london England, United Kingdom

Nice demo for January, a rose tree for Valentines! Thanks Marcia.

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

HI, Have lurked, but only briefly on-line due to energy. I am SO happy that I posted the website...the store hasn't carried the last several issues (I would use my 40%) coupon.So at least I can find the neat stuff and not buy a subscription that is a costly way to look at loads of ads.
Lovely work.
I made a tree of 3-4 types of conifer greens (minimalist Christmas) It is about 1 foot tall. Photo should give you the general idea, if not a great shot. I used floral foam and just tapered a block.

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Sacramento, CA(Zone 9a)

Hi Marcia,

That is a cute tree. I have been making my own tree for the last few years with a tomato cage and fake garlands - it is nice that you use real conifer leaves so that you get that nice fresh conifer smell in the house. I have only looked at a few of the demos, but I enjoy them. I would have never known about this magazine if you did not post it. So, much thanks from me too.

Dianne

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Marcia. Love your little tree, very nice and creative!
I'm so glad you posted the online mag, I look forward to seeing the different demos and articals every month. I'm sure everyone appreciates it. Keep warm, nice to hear from you again!

Hi Dianne, will you be having a go at the 'rose tree'? looks nice 'n' easy LoL!

(Zone 5a)

Hi Marcia,

(I just found this thread!!)

Many thanks for the link! I am going to check it out now!


Hi terriculture.. shame on you for not clueing me in!! LOL!
Neat egg BTW!!

london England, United Kingdom

Hey Blossom!! I didn't know that you didn't know about this thread LOL!
Sorry mate! but at least you're all clued up now!

I'm sure some of these designs would work with silk or dried flowers....... WHAT you waiting for? LOL!

(Zone 5a)

I just pulled out my old old Previews....i'm one of those off and on subscribers, but keep them all when I do get them. Some goodies just never go out of style! INfact the EGG is in one of them from years back!

I do do work with fresh too, but only when the garden is a blooming! Always wanted to have a shop of my own, just never happened, but I am certified through a floral school. Just do part-time favors. Dog-gone coolers though to keep the lives the cost has always killed me and sorry WM, I just do not cotton to your fresh. They do not last long enough.

Right now I am having to work on a sympathy wreath....so will catch ya later!

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Marcia!
Really nice spring garden arrangement this month, Thanks as always!

I enjoyed the' how to' artical with copper wires, that copper worm looks like fun to make!!

This message was edited Feb 12, 2009 11:23 PM

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Marcia! Lovely flower collar this month, Thank you!

(Zone 5a)

Getting caught up.. have not had time to read. I have some orders for soem wreaths and such and have been gearignup getting them going.. still waiting on supplies though.. so been cleaning up the work areas, between the mess I have outside, the work in the barn and the house, I am exhausted. Then we took a hike in our woods..not much is turning color yet, everythign is so brown and wet!

Well, off to read the new issue!




Ribbet.

london England, United Kingdom


Thanks Marcia, nice pussy willow frame arrangement this month.

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

HI, spring in WI this last week , with the Farmers' Market opening early ( I missed it)
Note: Galax plants don't like to be wintered over in warm house. I managed to keep one alive out of 8. The one I planted outside (had snow cover until late due to shade from solid fence) is doing fine.
Does anyone know the variety of small hydranga (sp) that is being used in arrangements, esp. for weddings. The bloom is size of baseball. I think it is so very pretty. I am behind on just about everything..nothing new there. I finally got my abandoned calla lilies crowded in one pot and have a full bloom already. I will have to pop out some of them ...soon.
Carry on and create. :)

london England, United Kingdom

Thanks Marcia! Topiary design this month....

I don't have Hydranga or know the variety uesd!

(Zone 5a)

Did someone mention topiary???

I am still thinking on how to do my moose!

If anyone has suggestions see me here!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/986651/

(Zone 5a)

Marcia, is there a direct link to the topiary in the REVEIW? I am not finding it.

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

HI, just caught up with this, I haven't been checking the site lately as so much is going on at home.
Sorry that I am not more help here.

london England, United Kingdom


Nice rose collars made with ribbons, Thanks Marcia!

london England, United Kingdom


Great ideas this month, Thanks Marcia!

(Zone 5a)

So sorry I am missing here.. no time.. perhaps wil catch up come fall.


Poof! Case of the disappearing BLOSSOM... oh why do I have to be so busy now? I wanna play craftsies!




ummmm.. whered I go???!

This message was edited Jul 8, 2009 8:16 PM

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