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Boughs, lights, red, green, white, food, family and friends. This is my list (in order of importance) of things that belong to Christmas. I cannot image having Christmas without the smell of evergreens or a tree. Paramount. Then the lights. Lots of lights everywhere to ward of the darkness on these short December days.

Yes I know lots of people decorate with all sorts of colours at Christmas time but for me it must include red, green and white. Once you have these add in the food, family and friends and voila Christmas. It is as simple as that. We can make Christmas complicated with everything else but really these are the essentials.

So gather these things up and get out your yummiest recipes, surround yourself with family and friends and enjoy this wonderful holiday.

Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about? ~ Charlie Brown

Marilyn

Story of Flowers, Thanksgiving Cornucopia

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Hen Chicks in My Garden

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The Story of Floowers, Gloriosa

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Garden Sun Catcher

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Summer Flower Garden

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Flowers, Are We There Yet?

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Cornstalk Leaf Composite Wreath

What’s hot in the florist world these days? Composite designs. What is a composite design you ask? In the 1940’s and 50’s this type of design was perfected by Constance Spry. She took the idea of making a new bouquet or arrangement from one element of a flower or plant. She stripped down the petals, wired and re-created them to make one gigantic bloom! On the whole these designs are very technical, delicate and take a fast and steady hand. Today I will show you how you can to do this simply, quickly and beautifully.

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These stunning orchids originally created in Singapore just forty five years ago, are now grown right here in Ontario. I love working with them in designs. Their large bloom face, longevity and fabulous purple colour has no other match in the flower world. Different varieties, petal shapes, colours (red, gold, pink, orange and yellow) make this stunning orchid variety a real pleasure to design with.

Two water hyacinth woven baskets sandwich these perfect arching orchids with peaking melon hypericum and a weave of lily grass. This simple design really uses the texture of the container to its maximum effect to accentuate the Mokaras. This arrangement mimics the feel of these first autumn days. Warm, rich but with still a lot of brightness in the air. The symbolism of orchids is ‘luxury’ and ‘mature charm’. A good choice of flower to take the step from summer to autumn.

“Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.” ~ Hal Borland

fyi: Mokara Orchids are of the monopodial growth habit. They grow from the tip or crown of a plant.Orchids are not parasitic plants, but epiphyte. They do not obtain their nutrients from the plant it grows on but obtains its moisture from air. Cut orchids should last, with proper care, for up to three weeks. Make sure you don’t damage the pollen cap as this begins the wilting process.

Marilyn.

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Great look for the side of a garage or the cottage. With a porous container for the plants, the tire would hold enough water to hydrate the planter. Great idea if you can't be there to water daily. http://www.hometalk.com/1751317/repurposed-tires-as-flower-planters

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fluerFlowers & Sense in conjunction with Fleur, the Northern Society of Florists and Event Planners will be offering workshops in the Fall of 2012. We are presently working on an accredited curriculum for event planners.  Please email us if you are interested in pursuing or enhancing your career as an event planner.

We will also be offering workshops for the new brides focusing on planning their upcoming weddings, ‘Be Your Own Wedding Planner’. The workshops will feature information for the bride and groom planning their wedding in Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland, Penetanguishene, Parry Sound, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and surrounding areas. The day long workshop will give each bride great information on wedding suppliers, planning time lines, innovative ideas, hands on projects, tips and tricks all pertinent to this geographical area.

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For the generally interested we will be offering a Thanksgiving Centerpiece workshop at Chappell Farms on Hwy 93, Barrie. We will be posting location, costs and times in September 2012.

Marilyn is always intrigued with new ideas, mediums and installations. She is always willing to work with businesses, associations and private clientele looking for new and interesting ideas to engage people and their surroundings. As a benefactor of the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, I supply them weekly with an artistic floral arrangement. I find this creative outlet let’s me break all traditional rules of flower arranging and concentrate on form, colour and feeling.

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Please register here for the following workshops Click here to Register
  • Be Your Own Wedding Planner September 23, 2012
  • Be Your Own Wedding Planner October 21, 2012
  • Be Your Own Wedding Planner November 11, 2012
  • Design Your Own Pumpkin Centerpiece, October 6, 2012
  • Design Your Own Pumpkin Centerpiece, October 7, 2012

 

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