In just three short months, Priszcilla and Deonisie planned their beautiful, rustic, fall wedding at Bellamere Winery in London, Ontario. We were so excited for this wedding as our dear friends; Diana and James from Diana Marie Photography were photographing the couple’s special day. Priszcilla’s request for us to use a mix of fresh cut flowers and dried flowers and elements to create her flowers was also a fun challenge we could not wait to dive into! Plus, Priszcilla had us create a floral crown for her to wear!
The fresh flowers used were Patience Garden Rose, White Ranunculus, White Garden Stock, Queen Anne’s Lace, Blue Vibrunium berries and Seeded Eucalyptus. For the dried elements we used Pink Riceflower, White Astilbe, Thryptomene, Lavender and Wheat. We dried all the flowers and foliage in house and hand selected all fresh cut blooms the week of their wedding.
Their wedding was featured on Wedding Obsession, head over there to check out more images from their lovely wedding day!
The month of March is Kokedama month at the Living Fresh Flower Studio and School. What the heck are Kokedama?? Kokedama is a new word to many gardening enthusiasts on this side of the world. Kokedama is Japanese in origin and when translated to English it means “moss ball”. It is a very literal translation because the art of Kokedama is the intricate transplanting of a root system from its original container to a ball of moss. We are sporting an impressive display of Kokedama in the studio this month in their honour.
Kokedama, or Japanese string gardens, as they are becoming known as in North America are very versatile vertical displays because they can house any type of plant. If you are a rookie plant owner, tropical plants such as pothos or sansevieria require very little care and would make a perfect beginner kokedama. If you have a particularly green thumb, then perhaps you are up for more of a challenge: bonsai or cattleya orchids would make a stunning hanging garden.
If you are more of a hands on kind of person who likes to get their hands dirty, then perhaps we can tempt you with one of our Kokedama Workshops. Join us at the Living Fresh Flower School on Sunday, March 23rd, or Thursday, April 3rd, and make a collection of kokedama for your very own! Click here for more details.