I saw this wonderful flower arranging video on YouTube. I want to share it with you since it is so clear and shows the creative mind at work.
In this video Jane Godschalk takes us through a flower arranging technique from the book Flower Arranging the American Way by Nancy D’Oench, Deen Day Sanders and Mike Hales. I have the book and it is worth getting if you are like formal and competition flower arranging. This is the kind of floral aranging that you see at The Garden Club of America and National Garden Clubs flower shows.
It is nice to see an Artist in action.
I am always walking around my garden looking for creative solutions for both inside and outside display.
My garden encourages my creativity in design and the creation of my Fine Art.
Today the sun is shining on the beauty of my garden after the blizzard of February 10th, 2010.
View from my deck after the beautiful snow storm
I haven’t been out yet since I’m leaving all the shoveling to my son Michael and hubby Dave. But I ventured to take the screens out of some upstairs windows and shot some photos and video of the heavily snow laden branches.
It seems from my perspective so far that the only major damage is the loss, yet again, of the top of the American Holly, (Ilex opaca). I don’t remember what year it was but it happened once before over a 15 years ago. The central apex broke at the time from another snowstorm but grew back with a double lead. I don’t knew yet whether I’ve lost just one or both.
I made a short, one-minute video of the garden as it looks this morning before the wind picks up and blows all the heavy snow from the branches. It will be fun to watch the garden perk up during the day as the snow begins to rearrange itself.
(If you’d like to follow this project from the beginning you can start at Step 1 here)
Step 13 of Rear Garden Design Project.
Now that I finally, after 9 years have my back entry stone walls and dry stream bed installed it is time for the decorating to begin.
For all these years we’ve been using what was supposed to be a temporary bridge. In 2000, when we originally began this project the construction crew built a plank bridge by hammering a few weather treated boards together and putting them over the dry stream bed.
My own grandsons have been born since the temporary bridge was originally installed and have grown up with the joy of bouncing wildly on the planks, much to the dismay of fathers, mothers and grandparents. Their utter joy in the flexibility of the boards and the semi dangerous and enthusiastic experience has provided untold hours of glee.
I felt somewhat bad for them and wondered how they would react to the disappearance of their favorite playground.
Fear not. They adapted instantly and have gone on to other adventures in the garden. I think they’ve found dinosaurs hiding along the woodland paths.