Showing posts from November, 2014

Flower Decoration

Over the last few years I have been experimenting with different and unique flower arrangments based on what is in my garden. When maintaining the garden, instead of composting the "waste", I have been creating different arrangements with the material. I use items such as vegetables and cuttings from different perennials and annuals that would become unruly. Depending on the style I want to create, I might add in some clematis or Thunbergia for a special affect.

Recently I came across an article in a gardening magazine that discussed a winery that uses clematis in floral design projects. One of the owners mentioned a woman by the name of Constance Spry and how she has influenced some of their pieces. I googled Constance Spry and found a lovely book that discusses her life and artistic talent for flower decorating. The book, "The Surprising Life of Constance Spry" by Clarissa Dickson Wright is well written and describes her entire life. It includes Connie's hard…