images: my finished arrangement, working away, stunning demonstration arrangement.
Late last month I spent an entire day learning to arrange flowers with Nicolette Owen of Nicolette Camille, and Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua - collectively the Little Flower School. Student's learned to how to make attractive arrangements using a variety of stunning blooms, including, fresh cut heirloom roses from the garden.
I chose deep burgundy reds and pale dusty yellows for my arrangement - featuring Peter B. and Black Baccara roses, orchids, smoke bush foliage and ranunculus.
Nicolette transforming a tulip by gently bending it's petals back, creating an entirely new shape to work with.
Sarah showing off a selection of poppies.
Sarah and Nicolette simultaneously building the foundation of an arrangement.
Our work space at Garden Valley Ranch.