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Pink Rosé Dianthus Wine Cake- #Recipe in Bloom

By |April 15th, 2020|

We can enjoy our garden with more than just our eyes.  Let’s use dianthus in this delicious Pink Rosé Wine Cake! It’s Delicious and flower filled!

Dianthus are easy to grow- and they come in lots of colors- as a child- I thought carnations (a form of dianthus) smelled good enough to eat- and it’s

Carnation Pave’ – Now this is EASY and Impressive!

By |September 8th, 2019|

Carnations are amazing flowers- they come in such a wide variety of colors… and so many of the Colors are unexpected. Today there are carnations in Orange, Caramel, Deep Purple and tri-colors- that look almost like peonies. It’s truly amazing- and it’s so unexpected.

This project- I call it the Carnation Pave’- (that’s a term

Episode 113- Demystifying Orchids

By |July 2nd, 2019|

Host J Schwanke shares what you need to know to experience the joy of orchids. Visit an orchid farm, create an orchid wreath, and most important: learn how to care for your orchid plants.

*Bonus Content In Blue

Orchids are a favorite- whether it’s a decorative houseplant or fun flower to arrange- or even for special

Orchid Bath Soak- Flowers for the Bath!

By |June 28th, 2019|

Taking time to relax and recharge is important- and you can incorporate flowers into that relaxation practice- with this easy to create Orchid Bath Soak. We all love to take a relaxing hot bath- and the addition of orchid bath salts can add to the aromatherapy of your soaking session. Follow these simple instructions

Vanilla Orchid Cocktail Recipe- #FlowerCocktailHour

By |June 28th, 2019|

Vanilla Orchid Cocktail

Many don’t realize that Vanilla is orchid produce- the vanilla pods used to make vanilla extract or flavoring- come from an orchid… so this #FlowerCocktailHour Treat is a the Vanilla Orchid Cocktail… a hand crafted refreshing after dinner dessert drink. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
White Peppermint Liquor
Vanilla Flavored Vodka
White Chocolate Liquor
Organic Half and Half- or Heavy

Mini Chrysanthemum Spheres!

By |May 26th, 2019|

Deliflor Latin America has an incredible selection of Mini Spray Chrysanthemums. Just about every color or shape you could desire is available from Deliflor Latin America! 
This week, I create 2 Chrysanthemum Sphere Projects using the different types of Mini Spray Chrysanthemums differently to achieve unique effects. 
Using the colorful selection…including my favorite Peridot and another

Cupcakes with Sugared Flowers- Recipe in Bloom!

By |May 22nd, 2019|

Flowers are beautiful and when added to ANYTHING – they make it more exciting… and Happy! This goes for food too…and this is one of my favorite ways to include edible flowers in a dessert! Cupcakes are Super Popular- and think how excited your guests will be when they include fresh flowers! It’s easy

Episode 107- Out on a Limb- with Fruit and Flowers!

By |May 14th, 2019|

Host J Schwanke pairs fruit with flowers because it’s fun! J gets creative with the abundance of the season, and uses fruit and flowers in simple, unexpected ways in arrangements, recipes, and crafts.

Check out even more *Bonus Content- In BLUE

Fruit and flowers are a natural combination- and I’ve learned many techniques over the years

Orange Roughy with Lemon & Chives #RecipeinBloom

By |May 13th, 2019|

Orange Roughy with Lemon and Chives – This is one of my favorite recipes- it’s Light- and the prep is so Easy! I fell in love with Orange Roughy many years ago- but you can use just about any type of white fish fillets. I love the way the Chive Blossoms look when the

Freesia Farming at Holland America Flowers!

By |April 21st, 2019|

My Friend Benno Dobbe- at Holland America Flowers in Arroyo Grande California- grows Freesia. When I’m pressed about my favorite flower- (and that happens a lot)…I have to admit- that I truly love FREESIA! It is one of my favorites! Certain colors of Freesia have really incredible fragrance… the Yellow, The Reddish Rust Color