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Forever Flower Lesson: Vase inside a Vase!

Join me for this Forever Flower Lesson…It features a fun technique to use a vase inside another vase and then fill it with something fun (in this lesson, Jelly Beans!).

Placing one vase inside another allows you to feature textural items like pinto beans, coffee or even a photo or hand drawn art in between

Behind the Bloom: Hope Dahlias

It’s time to go behind the bloom with my sweet friend Kristen Farmer at Hope Dahlias. I truly love Kristen and her mom Barb Esch…and I love seeing them at the Farmers Market with their beautiful Dahlias. 
Hope Dahlias truly provide hope for so many people and Kristen was a little nervous to have me

By |June 7th, 2020|Episode Guide, Flower Friends, Life In Bloom|1 Comment

Florida Foliage Wreath Ring

We’ve got a “LOST EPISODE” of Fun with Flowers and J…and it’s from our Florida Foliage Tour. It features the Fabulous Foliage from Florida, Succulents and a few fresh flowers.
Our friends at FernTrust suggested we stay at the Historic Sprague House in Crescent City Florida. It was a great home base for the tour

By |May 31st, 2020|Flower Trends, Fun With Flowers & J|2 Comments

Behind the Bloom: Crane Dance Farm

It’s time to go behind the bloom…with our friends Jill and Mary at Crane Dance Farm. I love the opportunity to show you what goes on behind the scenes. This footage would have been “on the cutting room floor” as they say…
Behind the Bloom gives us the opportunity to share some special moments that

By |May 24th, 2020|Episode Guide, Flower Friends, Life In Bloom|0 Comments

Ikebana Flower Arranging

This week, we take time to increase our health and wellness with the Japanese Flower Art of Ikebana. There are so many different schools of Ikebana Flower Arranging. I studied the school of Ikenoba in Japan in the late 70s. This project has the 3 basic elements of Ikebana and a ‘nod’ to Moribana…by

By |May 17th, 2020|DIY, Flower Crafts, Flower Trends, Fun With Flowers & J|0 Comments

Flower Lesson: Break-a-way Flower Vases!

Make your flowers go further…with Break-a-way vases!
This week, I continue with my Fast and Easy Flower Lessons…with this great way to make your flowers go further! Break-a-way vases…it’s a great way to spread your flowers all around the house. 
Instead of making ONE arrangement, use a few smaller vases (fruit jars or cocktail glasses work

By |May 10th, 2020|Fast & Easy Flower Lessons, Fun With Flowers & J|0 Comments

Care and Handling – Cut Peonies (includes opening tips)!

It’s Peony Season…whether you’re ordering them, finding them at Flower Sellers or cutting them out of the yard! Peonies benefit from a few of my favorite tips I’ve learned over the years.
We grew several acres of Peonies for our flower business as I grew up so I learned early on, the special tips needed

Behind the Bloom – Brussel Sprouts a l’Orange Recipe with Kim Carson

Welcome to Behind the Bloom! A new series from our Life in Bloom Crew! 
Challenges create opportunities…and that can make us get creative. We’re challenged with physical distancing, quarantine and shelter in place with this Global Pandemic. So, we started looking in our video files and low and behold, we found some fun footage that

By |April 26th, 2020|Episode Guide, Life In Bloom|0 Comments

Gathering Flowers from the Garden!

There are several great tips for harvesting or gathering flowers from the Garden! Time of day, bringing along a bucket of COLD water including flower nutrients and certain tools are very helpful! Letting the flowers rest before arranging will give us longer lasting flowers. Flowers are coming to gardens all over and we can bring a