Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Calla Staircase

Coming for Valentine's Day 2009: Calla Staircase, by Margaret Box

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to share pics from a recent event, this past Sunday at the Tower Club, in Downtown Dallas. Professional pics to arrive in the New Year!

Red and White Anemone, White Hydrangea, Pyrocantha berries, Un-named grape colored berries, cedar, juniper berries, hyacinth, feathers, tulips, green kale, Casablanca lilies, plumosa fern, tree fern, Granny Smith Apples

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Congrats to Eric & Maria!


Maria and Eric were married at the Weisfeld Center in Dallas, Texas. I have not had the pleasure of seeing the professional photos yet, but even these quick snapshots convey what a fun, playful, and unique vision Maria (an elementary school art specialist) dreamed up to celebrate their nuptials.

We also incorporated a patch from Maria's grandfather's military service uniform from WW II as an honorable tribute to her relationship with him. The bridal bouquet used a white ribbon to reflect her German heritage.

The table settings are paves of amaryllis and green spider mum in stainless steel cubes. The uber-linear design played very well against the period stainglass in the reception hall.

Congratulations to Eric & Maria!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Poinsettia Care

That special time of year is here! Here is information you need to know how to care for your poinsettias.

  1. If you buy your plant from the store, remove the plastic sleeve as soon as you get home and water thoroughly.
  2. Display your plants in a bright location, but avoid direct sunlight which can burn the bracts.
  3. Avoid drafty locations, where either hot or cold air will blow directly on your plant.
  4. The best temperatures for poinsettias are between 65-75 degrees. Do not exposure your plant to temperatures below 50 degrees.
  5. Keep soil moist to the touch, but don’t allow it to become soggy or sit in water.
  6. Remember: Poinsettias are toxic to animals!!!
What if I want to cut my poinsettia and put it into an arrangement?

First singe the ends for 30 seconds over an open flame to prevent the milky-sap from leaking out into your arrangement. This leakage is toxic to other plants and will cause your poinsettia blooms to dehydrate quickly!