Christmas wreaths … I’m sure many of you will have made lots of them over the last few weeks! I’ve made several too as I’ve recently been very kindly invited to various workshops. What I’ve loved is that each wreath has been different, either in its construction and/or its design. And all of them were made using moss, as opposed to floral foam.
This wreath above may look very similar to last week’s, but it was made in a completely different way. At Liz from Blue Sky Flowers‘s workshop last Saturday morning, she showed us how to attach our foliage simply by inserting it into the moss, as opposed to using reel wire. It’s a technique I’d love to use again in the future as it gives you so much control over the placement of your greenery.
Now, on to this week’s global round-up of floral happenings…
- Research Reveals Impact of Floral Foam Ingestion on Aquatic Animals
- 16 Flower Market Traders to Follow on Instagram
- Flowers by Moss & Stone at This Beautiful Christmas Wedding Shoot
- Elegant Country Club Wedding in Missouri with Florals by Sugarberry Blooms
- Contemporary Terracotta Wedding Ideas with Flowers by Forever Wildfield
- Florist Honeysuckle Floral Co‘s Wedding at Lake Huron
- Romantic Garden Wedding Inspiration with Flowers by Floral Symphony
- Flowers by Arvo Floral Studio at This Autumn Inspired Wedding Shoot
- A Festive Floral Feast with Grace & Thorn
- A Christmas Decor Secret Weapon — The Tiny Wreath
- How I Got My Job As…Head Florist at Maison Des Fleurs
This week on my YouTube channel, join me on my recent visit to Zita Elze’s breath-takingly stunning flower shop in Kew, London in the run-up to Christmas. You’ll see beautiful festive door wreaths, candle arrangements and tablecentres all in Zita’s signature intricate floral style. Look out next week for my photos of the shop, here on the Flowerona blog.
Out & About
This week, I had the pleasure of attending a Miller Harris x McQueens Christmas Wreaths Workshop at the exquisite Fitzrovia Chapel in London. It was such a lovely evening and I so enjoyed chatting to the guests and McQueens’ florists. If you’d like to have a little look, simply head over to my Instagram Story Highlights.
I also visited Petersham Nurseries in Richmond to meet up for a cuppa and cake with some lovely local florists and flower growers. It reinforced my feeling that ‘escaping from my office’ and meeting up with people in the world of flowers more regularly is something, workload permitting, I’d love to do more of in 2020!
So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this Sunday’s floristry round-up and have a restful day…
P.S. In case you missed it, Flowerona celebrated its 9th birthday this week!
(Image: Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)