A Balm in Winter

I had the distinct honor of giving a floral demonstration and lecture at The Sasqua Garden Club in Southport, Connecticut yesterday. I chose to create three different types of floral arrangements to help bring a little Spring to a dedicated, delightful group of women. Thank you to Teresa Fenner, one of my beautiful students at […]

Kitchen Garden for a King

Thank goodness for FlowerSchool New York’s Creative Director, Eileen Johnson, and her ability to hone in on a good idea. The theme for The Horticultural Society’s dinner this year was, ‘Great Gardens.’ Vast indeed. After a few tries, she landed on a potager, or traditional French kitchen garden. Well, anything French sends me into swoons […]

Bouquet 101 with Tsumori Chisato

Each day feels more and more like spring. On that note, I thought I’d help welcome in some of those Springy vibes with a post that was created last Spring at FlowerSchool New York. I had the pleasure of working with Japanese fashion designer, Tsumori Chisato, (whom I first became familiar with through a post […]

Moved by A Master: Ariella Chezar

One of the benefits of teaching at FlowerSchool New York is meeting some pretty incredible florists. I’ve worked for a number of the Master Florists who teach at FlowerSchool New York but never before had the opportunity to cross paths with Ariella Chezar. Known for her elegantly organic style of arranging flowers, her 2002 book, […]

A Summer Bouquet

The last bit of Spring’s dogwood hangs on. But not for long, Summer’s heat is on. Flowers from a private class at FlowerSchool New York. Floral arrangement for a private class at FlowerSchool New York and photography Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.  

My Favorite Chintz

Back to the States for a second to pay homage to the glories of late Spring. I had the pleasure of playing with the flowers leftover from Lewis Miller’s most recent Master Class at FlowerSchool New York. He brought buckets and more buckets of the most sumptuous local Peonies and garden Spray Roses. He mixed […]