What a beautiful day! I was definitely nervous at the prospect of speaking AND arranging (at the same time) for 200 garden enthusiasts. I can proudly say though-that Marina and I rocked! Don’t get me wrong-some things just didn’t come together-like ME -talking and arranging at the same time. It just didn’t work. But, Marina stepped in seamlessly and made some fabulous spring arrangements-including the one below. This was one of my favorite arrangements EVER! While Marina arranged, I told everyone about the joys, challenges and quirks of arranging with locally grown flowers. I think they loved it!
The District 3 Ladies were pretty fabulous themselves. Their Annual Meeting was an opportunity for representatives from 25 Baltimore County and Harford County garden clubs to get together for lunch, awards and a keynote speaker. This year’s theme is “Going Green. Living Lightly on the Land” In that spirit, each garden club brought one table arrangement that they were supposed to make out of recycled materials and was supposed to cost under $20. These arrangements were awesome!
One of my favorites, which I think some of our clients will love, were the melted records as vases!
I am definitely stealing that idea. I also saw beautiful arrangements in old ice cream containers, in an ice skate, in a broken bowl, in a vacuum tube (yes, a vacuum tube) and in all sorts of cans, jars and bottles.
There are loads of reason why I love this “job”. Days like today are high on the list! I’m proud and grateful.