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Episode #408- Patron Saints of Merriment

By |June 1st, 2022|

Today on Life In Bloom my affinity for Cocker Spaniels is in the spotlight. We’ll review collectibles including vases and containers, arrange flowers in them, create a collar of flowers, cast a pawprint stepping stone for the garden, and make a minty frozen treat. Watch Video or Free Preview

Jamie and Bradley from Full Hollow Farm

By |September 29th, 2020|

Jamie Wilbraham and Bradley Smith- Full Hollow Farm

You see from this very first picture- the Wonderful Spirit of Jamie Wilbraham- (and Bradley Smith) – I met these two amazing Friends- at the West Michigan Home and Garden Show many years ago. Jamie’s Dad- Mike runs Show Span- the group that hosts the shows… and

How to make a Calla Lily Hoop

By |July 26th, 2020|

This is a fun project…and Calla Lilies are the perfect flower to add to our American Grown Willow Podocarpus from FernTrust.
I painted the coat hanger with Blush Design Master Color Tool…and then I use Oasis Bind Wire as the mechanic to create this event accessory. It’s a simple process and the same method I

Episode 202- From Farm to Plate & Vase

By |May 1st, 2020|

Episode 202- From Farm to Plate & Vase

Host J Schwanke explores the Farmers Market and all it has to offer. Visit a “Happy” farm, and learn how to incorporate the bounty of local, organic, or home grown flowers and produce into your menu, crafts, and entertaining.

In this show- we explore all the wonderful finds

Mary and Jill from Crane Dance Farm

By |April 30th, 2020|

I can’t tell you exactly when I met these two amazing ladies- I’m sure it was at the Fulton Farmers Market- and I’m fairly positive I was enthralled with their local offerings of meat… (The Pork is Amazing!!!) or it could have been the eggs… although as I mention in this week’s show- the

P Allen Smith- Horticulture Expert!

By |June 15th, 2019|

I had the incredible opportunity to meet P Allen Smith through my work with the Dallas Market Center- several years ago- the HDA- Home and Decorative Association- asked Allen to give a keynote- at the Dallas Market Center- and sponsored him for the presentation. My Friend Kristy Morgan- was the executive director of HDA-

Amanda Gilbert- Happy Henna

By |May 22nd, 2019|

Amanda Gilbert is the little girl next door… she grew up in the house next door- we’re neighbors with her parents. Whenever I saw Amanda playing in the yard… or going off to school … she was always so full of joy… (maybe it’s because her name is Amanda Joy… she has a thoughtful

Chef Jenna Arcidiacono

By |April 16th, 2019|

I met Chef Jenna when our friend MJ- invited us to a Wine Tasting dinner at Amore’ Trattoria Italiana in Grand Rapids. It was an amazing dinner with Italian Wine Masters- sharing their organic wines… and the food was Incredible. We met the proprietors Mauricio and Jenna Arcidiacono- a young couple that opened this

Jennifer Ackerman Haywood-

By |April 2nd, 2019|

It’s been over a decade since I was asked to go on LIVE TV at the ABC Affiliate in Grand Rapids. WZZM. The show as Take 5 and Company- and it was a great lifestyle show- hosted by my Friend Catherine Behrendt- and an assortment of other fine ladies… (more about Catherine in another

Episode 101- Pilot – Life In Bloom

By |March 26th, 2019|

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Episode #101 – PILOT – Life In Bloom

Host J Schwanke shares simple ways to create a “Life in Bloom.” Celebrate and embrace the joy of having flowers in your life, including: flowers for your home, cooking, and helpful flower tips.

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