A Hint of Spring

It feels like it has been snowing for eons here. Our little town has been buried in ice and snow and ocean waves for the past few weeks, and its snowing again today. Plus a dash of sleet and freezing rain for good measure. Despite the grumbles I actually do love winter, and there is something magic about a snow day.  The blooms that are coming in this time of year at the market are so hopeful. Cheery little daffodils,  quince branches, hellebore, and tulips all start to show up reminding us that there ARE other seasons besides winter.  I created this arrangement for delivery this past weekend - a masculine spring time arrangement that we know is brightening up someone's snowy week.

Autumn's End

New England doesn't mess around when it comes to the weather. Technically it's still Autumn but we've had just enough biting cold winds sweep through to remind us Winter is just around the corner.  Don't get me wrong, I'm excited for the Holidays. I love cozy sweaters, warm socks, and cuddling by a fire is just the best. But the flowers! I hate having to say good by the garden, and to all of the loveliness we're blessed with through locally grown New England blooms.  I especially miss the dahlias when that first hard frost comes.


I grew my own dahlias from tubers for the first time this season, and am still figuring out to store and separate the ones we dug out.   It's such a process because the tubers multiply throughout the growing season! It's actually really weird, the gift that keeps on giving. Wedding season has slowed for the year and we're getting back to the basics. Because this business can't run it's self. It's funny how at some point even the boring tasks like filing and accounting can be really satisfying.  It's all cyclical like that.

September Flowers

 One of my very best friends got married this past weekend up in the mountains of Vermont and I spent the week up there with her, playing with flowers, sipping bubbly, and breathing in that fresh mountain air. It was a foggy and cold week, but it didn't damper anyone's spirits. In fact it was one of the best, most love filled weddings I have ever been to and felt so lucky to be a part of it all!  Designing florals for this particular wedding was very near and dear to my heart, and the florals we chose were out of this world.

DIY: Fairy Tale Wreath

Our Fairytale wreaths are a cross between a floral arrangement and a pine holiday wreath, two of my favorite things this time of year. It's a pretty and whimsical touch that would be perfect for highlighting a cocktail menu or a cheery holiday note.  We're giving you all the DIY instructions below so you can whip one up for your own Holiday festivities!







DIY Fairy Tale Wreath:


  1. Wire Wreath Ring
  2. Dried Grape Vine
  3. Floral Wire
  4. Cedar Pine
  5. 2-3 Garden Roses


  1. Wrap Grape Vine around wire wreath frame, and secure with wire as you go, about every six inches.
  2. Take three sprigs of cedar and hold in a bundle. Secure this bundle at the bottom of your wreath facing outward using your wire. Repeat in the opposite direction.
  3. To attach flowers cut stem off, leaving about an inch so you can handle the bloom. Run a six inch length of wire through the base of the flower, then snip the remaining stem. You can now adhere the flower to your wreath by wrapping the wire around the desired spot. Repeat for your other blooms.
  4. Voila! You should have a decorative whimsical fairytale wreath to dress up your party!