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Elderflower Cocktail & Mocktail- #FlowerCocktailHour

By |May 8th, 2020|

Elderflower Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes

The health and wellness benefits of Elderflower are well documented- and here’s a way to enjoy the benefits of Elderflower for flower cocktail hour- whether it’s a Cocktail or Mocktail- we have a reciepe for everyone!

Elderflower Cocktail Recipe

1.5 Ounces of Elderflower Liquor – I prefer St. Germaine- but there are

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

Dahlia and Zinnia Bouquets

By |April 30th, 2020|

Zinnia and Dahlia Bouquets

These simple little bouquet are easy to make- and it’s a fun way to incorporate flowers from your garden- or your recent flower finds at the Farmers Market. I have two favorite flowers- when it comes to my local Farmers Market- Dahlias and Zinnias. I visit the Fulton Farmers Market nearly

The Perimeter Urn- a Long time Favorite Flower Trick!

By |April 25th, 2020|

One of my favorite long time flower arranging tricks is the Perimeter urn… it’s was a trick that was taught to me long ago by a great friend- and I’ve been sharing it for years. It definitely takes some practice- but once you’ve mastered this trick – it’s provides Incredible results. Using about 40%

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