October 17, 2009

floratherapie: flower classes

I'm thrilled to announce that Carie Lawrence, Lynne Maphies and I will be teaching a flower class this holiday season! For developing details check out the floratherapie blog, or email me at brooke(at)pollenfloralart.com.

Sunday, November 15th (additional class in December will be announced soon)
1:00 - 4:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden
$250, includes all flowers and oodles of tea and scones

This class will focus on creating lush arrangements with seasonal cut flowers and foliage. Students will learn about the history of floral design, color theory, and construction techniques and will create arrangements to take home from beautiful seasonal plants and flowers.

We had a hoot walking through the Zilker Botanical Gardens in our boots, talking about what to include in our class. We can't wait to see you there!

purple and green bouquet

I put together a sweet little bouquet for a portrait session out of purple hydrangea, dark purple callas, green cymbidiums, curly willow whips, scabiosa pods and galax.

Stay tuned for a post coming soon about flower classes! I was so inspired by Sarah and Nicolette's class in Brooklyn that it seemed impossible to resist doing one in Austin.

October 10, 2009

orange dahlias made the day

As you might have surmised, I love orange, so this wedding was right up my alley. The orange ball dahlias mixed very well with ranunculus, orchids, Bells of Ireland and blue thistle. Unconventional but beautiful! I'll have to post the professional images soon. I can't wait to see the bride with her bouquet of hydrangea, thistle, dahlias and orchids.

October 9, 2009

brights and whites

This week I created a fun bouquet with pincushion, ranunculus, freesia, dahlias, scabiosa pods, geranium foliage and leucodendron foliage. Love those ranunculus!

October 7, 2009

all local flowers

This arrangement was created for a tasting event at Spartan and Bows+Arrows introducing Farmhouse Delivery, a wonderful service that will deliver local meats, produce and other goodies in the Austin area.

Antique Haeger vase purchased at Uncommon Objects, aloe plant from Desert to Tropics, flowers from Arnosky and Waller Creek Farms and a friend's backyard, tomatoes and persimmons from local farms purchased at Central Market.