Sunday, October 31, 2010

LoCoFlo Visits Epiphany’s “Petal Pushers”

Yesterday, I spent a lovely afternoon with the “Petal Pushers” from Epiphany Episcopal Church. This talented group of flower arrangers volunteer each week to buy the flowers for-and create-beautiful arrangements for the alter and the sanctuary. Many of them were trained at that National Cathedral in DC. They have a classic yet natural style which fits in great with the setting.


My great friend and grower Kathy York from Scarborough Farm was greatly missed-but I loved visiting with her Aunt Sue-the ring leader of the Petal Pushers!


This Saturday, the Petal Pusher invited some “newbies” from St James in Parkton to learn some of their techniques. The ladies practiced making small alter arrangements.


After lunch, the ladies got their seasonal creative juices flowing by making “pumpkin sandwiches”. I was happy to bring a variety of locally grown, seasonal flowers for them to use including dahlias, millet, snapdragons, zinnias, plume celosia and mexican sage. Thanks to Locust Point Flowers, Bridge Farm Nursery, Wollam Gardens and Pahl’s Farm for the flowers!

IMG_1683 The pumpkin sandwich is created by cutting a pumpkin in half, placing a piece of wet floral foam between the two halves (like a burger between two buns) and then filling the middle with flowers.

They turned out awesome!



Thanks to the Petal Pushers for inviting me to share in a fun afternoon of flower arranging!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE IT! this would be a great Thanksgiving centerpiece!