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Floral Arrangement Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links. I took a floral arranging class as a university student. I often say that that class and my public speaking class are the two most practical classes I attended. Floral arrangement styles have changed over the years. I follow several florists on Instagram (who have styles I love but that…

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

It’s in the upper-80’s here (about 30º C) and I’m spending every possible minute outside, working in the garden. I am working to make a more abundant garden this year, with more food and flowers than ever before. While the front yard is a white garden, the backyard is where I plant flowers of several…

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Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement From the Garden

A low floral arrangement works well at a meal, so that you can see over it to converse with the people across from you. I started with a wide-mouthed pint-sized canning jar. You can use anything you have–an old jar that used to have food in it, a short glass–just something wide enough that it…

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In Lieu of Flowers

I had a chance to peruse a Pottery Barn catalog recently. I know that a lot of bloggers have been making their own version of Pottery Barn offerings, so I looked at it with that in mind, wondering what new projects I would see online soon. I noticed that it wasn’t always the products that…

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Orchids

I brought this orchid to church on Sunday as part of an object lesson. Women and men stopped me in the halls and in classes to ask me about it, “Is it real?”, “Do you cultivate orchids?”, and more. Everyone was fascinated by such a beautiful fresh flower. I love fresh flowers. I love having…