Category Archives: Woodlands

Fundraiser for the Literary Arts at the Portland Art Museum

Last week The Literary Arts held their annual fundraiser at the Portland Art Museum. A silent auction took place in the Sunken Ballroom and dinner for nearly 400 guests was in the Kridel Ballroom. Combining the feel of the beautiful Northwest with Literary Arts was an interesting project but I thoroughly enjoyed it! As I […]

Woodland Design with David Austin Roses

It was such an honor a few months ago to be invited by David Austin Roses  to design a few woodlands and botanical couture with their gorgeous garden roses. Here is the first one. Many years ago I found this fantastic piece of wood on the street in our neighborhood after a crazy wind storm. […]

Demonstration at the Florida State Florist Association’s Annual Convention

It was such an honor to be invited last fall by the Florida State Florist Association to do an on stage program, and teach to a hands-on workshop at their annual convention in Orlando in June 2015. The presentation on woodlands and botanical couture and the workshop were sponsored by  BloomNet.The topic of the workshop was […]

Woodland with Gentian

Woodland with succulents, euphorbia, herbs, seedpods, blackberries, sedum, figs, hypericum, thistle, salvia, gentian, kangaroo paws, baby artichokes, romanesco, persimmon,curly garlic,  grasses, mini cymbidiums,…

Workshop in Devon, England – Designs for Demonstrations

Demo pieces for the workshop in Devon, England – hosted by the Academy of Floral Art. Photos: Katie Collins Model: Lilia Darling Day 1: Botanical Couture

Workshop in Devon, England (part 2)

The second day of the workshop we focused on woodland bouquets and  log arrangements. Once again, the designs were fantastic! Much gratitude goes to the team at the Academy of Floral Art for the wonderful organization  & to Katie Collins for taking great pictures of everyone’s work. I wanted to thank Smithers Oasis for sponsoring […]

Woodlands Featured in FlutterMagazine

In January Joost Bongaerts with Florabundance and Kim Wiseley, editor of Flutter Magazine, hosted Inspirational Design Days at  Lotusland in Santa Barbara. Designers from as far as Australia gathered to study with Amy Merrick, Amy Osaba, Holly Chapple, Sarah Winward and Tricia Saroya; I was delighted to have the opportunity to teach how to design […]

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.

Woodland Wreath

A wire frame, covered with moss, is the base for this very textural woodland wreath with small gourds, bark, seedpods, succulents, berries, crab apples, lichens,…

Woodlands for an Event at the Allison in Newberg

Last weekend I made some long woodland arrangements for a couple of events in the wine country. On Saturday an event was hosted by Ken Wright with Ken Wright Cellars in Carlton and on Sunday the event took place at the Allison in Newberg. photo: Ken Wright