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Celosia Gold Cockscomb

By |September 3rd, 2011|


By |September 3rd, 2011|

Golden Anniversary Centerpiece

By |September 10th, 2009|

Project created by Azheny Zdeb, CFD

An interpretation of application of different materials in a floral design


Rota Glass Cylinder 7″x27.5″

Acrylic Crushed Ice 46 oz. Clear

Deco Pebbles 46 oz., Dark Red

gold pebels

Bouillon Wire gold

gold string

gold spray paint

hand made tissue paper (maroon and natural sprayed with gold paint)

clear bawl with glued floral foam covered with artificial moss



How to create Glitter, Gold and Snow Finishes on Fresh Flowers!

By |December 24th, 2007|

J demonstrates Creative finishes with Spray Paint and Glitter. These FUN Creative techniques will add Sparkle and Shine to your next holiday project. J shares step by step processes and some time honored favorite tips for adding BLING to Fresh or Permanent Flowers and arrangements. Examples are shown using Carnations, Roses and Orchid Centerpieces

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats- Recipe in Bloom!

By |July 1st, 2020|

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats- Recipe in Bloom!

Making healthy treats for your four-legged friends is easy- and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry!

Be sure you’re using ALL NATURAL Peanut Butter-
there are artificial sweeteners in some peanut butter
products that is dangerous to your Pet!

Whole Wheat Organic Flour
Creamy Peanut Butter- Organic or with

Window Sill Herb Garden- #FlowerCraft

By |June 26th, 2020|

Window Sill Herb Garden- #FlowerCraft
I love fresh Herbs for cooking- and while I have a pretty extensive Herb garden in the yard… some people may be more space challenged – or want to have fresh Herbs- ready right in the kitchen. A window sill Herb garden is just the ticket- and it gives us

Moss Cookie Cake- Recipe In Bloom

By |May 22nd, 2020|

Moss Cookie Cake

This is a great way to include an edible moss accent on just about anything- cakes, cupcakes, baked bars – or just make the cookies by themselves. The secret to this technique – is food coloring and how you spread the cookies… and then using the back side… hehehe!

For this project- I

Ikebana Flower Arranging

By |May 17th, 2020|

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

Keep Flowers Top of Mind… Flower Power!

By |April 24th, 2020|

“Public TV Show J Schwanke’s Life In Bloom Keeps Flowers ‘Top of Mind’ with Viewers”

Grand Rapids, MI, April 22, 2020 – “We’re very excited that season two of our public television show J Schwanke’s Life In Bloom is starting to premiere on public television stations across the country,” says J Schwanke, creator and

Special Thanks to our Life in Bloom Underwriters!

By |February 2nd, 2020|

It’s important to give Credit where Credit is due- and saying “Thank You” to the Underwriters of J Schwanke’s Life in Bloom -  is just the Tip of the Iceberg!

There’s so much that goes into making a National Television Show -for Public Television- First of all- you have to create a concept – then