Bright Spring Flowers and Terra Cotta

A large terra cotta saucer was perfect for this bright spring arrangement made with forsythia, tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, accacia, sandersonia, kalanchoe, succulents, moss and small zucchinis.

Photos: Joni Photo

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A Favorite Color Palette

Chartreuse, Chocolate, Burgundy and Butter Yellow: for years this has been a very favorite color palette!

Herbs, hops, mini cymbidiums, seedpods, berries, fern curls, chocolate cosmos, scabiosa, caramel antique garden roses

Photos: Robbie Augspurger

Bridal Bouquet with chartreuse, chocolate, burgundy and butter yellow flowers, Francoise Weeks


Botanical Shoe Embellished with Orchids and Texture

Fallopia foliage covered the outside of this stiletto, while black begonia leaves were glued on the inside. A  few orchids as well as snippets of green blackberries, succulents, kangoroo paws, dill, sedum, penstemon seedpods and grass enhanced the rim of the shoe as well as the heel.

You will learn to make your own fairy tale shoe, as well as stunning  purses, jewelry and headpieces during the 2 day Botanical Couture workshop at Vinewood Plantation, near Atlanta on April 22 & 23.

Photos: Ron Weeks

botanical shoe wiith orchids and texture 1, Francoise Weeks


Woodland with Fritillaria

Last week the first fritillaria maleagris plants of the season were available at the flower market.  Every year I buy several flats from Northwest Fresh, as no one sells these treasures as cut flowers. They are a great choice for woodland arrangements.

Thank you Ted Mishima for these beautiful images! A piece of wood served as container and was decorated with mossy branches, staghorn fern, succulents, tillandsias, ferns, mushrooms, other textures and a few stems of fritillarias.

Join us for a 3 day woodland workshop in the studio in Portland on February 16-18 and learn how to use wooden pieces as containers and much more. For more information or to register, click here.

woodland in hollows out piece of wood, Francoise Weeks


Video for the Workshop in England on May 14 & 15

So looking forward to teaching the Botanical Couture/ Woodland/Wedding workshop at the Sid Valley Hotel in Devon, England, hosted  by The Academy of Floral Art

Thursday 14th Full Day workshop, Haute Couture Designs

Friday 15th Morning workshop Woodland Designs

Friday 15th Afternoon workshop Bridal Designs

For more information or to register, please go to:

Here are some examples of what you will learn.

Video for the workshop in England on May 22 & 23

Thrilled to have been invited by Claire Cowling with Thrive Floristry in Bury St Edmunds in England teach a Botanical Couture/Wedding workshop on May 22 & 23.

For more information and to register please go to

Here are some examples of what you will learn during this 2 day workshop.

Log Arrangement for Demo at Florabundance Design Days

Here are some pictures of the log arrangement that served as the demo piece for the class that I taught at Florabundance , earlier this month. The selection of textures and flowers were fantastic! More on the workshop later this week.

log arrangement with spring flowers, demo for Florabundance design days, Francoise Weeks


Woodland Bouquet with Spring Flowers

Last week I made this woodland bouquet as a demo piece for the wedding workshop in the studio.

woodland bouquet with spring flowers,  Francoise Weeks


Botanical Shoe and Purse with Phalaenopsis and Texture

The miniature phalaenopsis were the perfect long lasting flower to complement all the textures.

The sides of the shoe were covered with club moss, the sole with cyclamen and the heel with dreacena  and cyclamen leaves – succulent leaves covered the inside of the shoe.

The purse was decorated with succulents, hellebore, hypericum viburnum and sea star fern.

botanical shoe and purse with phaelonopsis orchids and texture, Francoise Weeks


Nacre – Spring Issue

It was such a thrill when Nacre, a beautiful French flower magazine, contacted me to request images for their spring issue. And it was such a delightful surprise when they chose this image of a botanical headpiece for the cover . Thank you Sarah Pardini for modeling and Ted Mishima for the wonderful image!

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