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Say It with Flowers

This advertising slogan has been reverberating in my mind for many years, long before I decided to make floristry a career. And over these years I have found that flowers indeed, have the power to speak volumes, even the most humble flower, especially when it comes to communicating feelings of Love, Adoration and Happiness. For this husband, daffodils, which were selected as the lead player on his wedding day, signify the love he has known [...]


Dr Seuss Inspires Me!

As a child I loved my Dr Seuss books: The Cat in the Hat; Horton Hears a Who; Green Eggs and Ham; One Fish, Two Fish. Red Fish, Blue Fish; The Lorax; How The Grinch Who Christmas, And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! I loved the sing song quality of the words as you read it aloud and I was captivated by his illustrations, particularly his landscape elements. One day as [...]


A Salamander is the Star of the Party, the Belle of the Ball!

In 2007, the Yale University Development Office hired me to design the flowers for the rededication of their largest College. Touring the beautifully renovated and refreshed college interiors, I was particularly struck by the whimsical inclusion of the would-be college mascot, the salamander, a humorous reference to the student inhabitants nicknamed “the Sillimanders”. The inclusion of the residents of the College in this impressive carved dedication wall seemed ripe for anthropomorphic decoration. So, I [...]


Jock Reynolds Retirement Florals

Luminary in the Art Museum world, Jock Reynolds catapulted the Yale University Art Gallery onto the global art museum stage when he worked with James Polshek to renovate and expand the Art Gallery. At the rededication he invited both the Yale community and the New Haven community to consider the new Art Gallery their living room to relax, enjoy and be inspired by [...]


Intentional Design: Listening to and asking questions of your customer

Considering sight & smell and a flower’s growth habit for a Get Well order. One summer day a favorite client called requesting a Get Well arrangement for her niece whom would be returning home from surgery in two days. She was planning to visit her in New Jersey during her convalescence and wanted to bring her something special. I asked what procedure she would be recovering from and was told corrective eyesight surgery on [...]

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