When creating flower arrangements, florists use greens to fill in the spaces between flowers, to make arrangements bigger, to create a grid, and to add interest to a design. Types of greens range from large single leaves to clumps of smaller leaves along a branch, some greens come from tropical locations and some you can find growing in the woods of northern Ontario.
With the weather finally becoming a little bearable and the bulbs starting to poke up their heads, it's time to think about spring cleanup for us northern gardeners!
For me, this means waiting yet until I can return home but we have been busy around the college tidying things up and helping them look their best! Recently we set out some lovely spring planters to add a much needed touch of spring and today we began thinking about the actual gardens. Ornamental grasses have been cut back, gardens raked over and plans made for coming changes.
I have now managed to get to the point where nearly every seed is set for this years Garden Connect project. Many have germinated and are starting to grow, much like my connections with other people involved with the project.
Who would have thought that a year ago I would be involved with such a great project, and even writing about it to an audience outside of my usual social circle?
Hey everyone! Today I'm introducing a new group of gardeners which I am happy to be a part of! The Garden Share Collective. It is similar but not quite identical to Garden Connect and for me, it's a great way to share what's going on in my own garden!
Good morning all, Happy Floral Friday! This week I wanted to go a bit more in depth into my experience as a florist, some of the awesome people I’ve met, and what it takes to be a florist. I’m a very laid back person, and I enjoy a relaxed space where I can get my work done and be creative. But this requires schooling and businesses that allow you to try out your creative side and with that I've been blessed.