It was so lovely to start off this week with sunshine. And the warmth encouraged the Tete-a-Tete narcissi in our garden to bloom.
Here’s what I’ve been up to…
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Mainly office days…dealing with emails, writing blog posts and using social media (Facebook & Twitter).
I also started Holly Becker from Decor8’s online Blog Boss course to help me improve and develop Flowerona.
What a wonderful day I had..! I travelled to East Sussex to attend an ‘Introduction to Floristry’ course at Philippa Craddock’s Flower School.
It was such an inspirational day in a truly stunning rural setting. And of course, I took lots of photos for a future blog post to tell you all about my day there.
Here’s a little peek of the floral ingredients for our first design…
And this is a snapshot of our second design…
On Friday, I had a fabulous day at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers in London, where I took part in a ‘Mother’s Day’ course.
It was so lovely to see the Principal Gillian Wheeler and her team of staff.
These stunning roses were on sale outside the school…
At lunchtime, I popped to Chanel’s beauty boutique in Covent Garden to see their flower stall, which I featured yesterday.
It was proving to be very popular with tourists, who were having photos taken in front of it…
Blog posts this week on Flowerona
My blog posts this week on Flowerona were :
- Mother’s Day Bouquets 2013 : Part 1 – WildAbout
- Mother’s Day Bouquets 2013 : Part 2 – The Real Flower Company
- Mother’s Day Bouquets 2013 : Part 3 – Wild at Heart
- Interview with Vanessa Collins of The Flower Mill Cornwall
- Jayne Copperwaite at the National Wedding Show
- Introducing garden designer, Jo Thompson…
- Garden Flowers: Muscari…the Grape Hyacinth
- Chanel’s fragrance discovery flower stall at Covent Garden
The most popular blog post this week was ‘Lisianthus – often mistaken for a rose or peony’.
Guest blog post
On the Heart Home blog, I featured ‘Floral-inspired products from Cox and Cox‘.
So, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading today’s blog post. I’ll be back here again tomorrow with lots of flowery links…
(Images : Rona Wheeldon from Flowerona, Cox & Cox)