Hello All,I have been fanatically practicing the skills I gained at the London Flower School! As I think I have mentioned, there is a big movement in Europe to go foam free in floral design. They choose to use chicken wire for the mechanics of their arrangements, rather than foam. I am hoping to go foam free when possible for my weddings. I am a big believer in the concept that if you put in the time you can master any skill. This summer I am going to master floral design using chicken wire!I am hoping to get one of our guest instructors from London to come do a floral retreat in Maine in 2019! I think a weekend of flowers, good healthy food, yoga and bonding would do a lot for ones soul!Here is today’s practice!Step one: Make chicken wire mechanics.Step two: Forage for greens and strip them of any leaves that would fall below your water line a promote bacteria and cloudy water.Step three: Go for it! In this case, I am making something for my kitchen island, so it will be viewed from all sides. I did not want to buy anything for this arrangement as it is just for me, so I only added a few blooms to it. As always, if you like this post let me know by liking it or commenting on it! Thanks for stopping by have a beautiful weekend!Best,Celia

4 comments on “Playing with greens from the garden

  1. Love this! Wish I was there for coffee, catch up & photo time 💕

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  2. Hi Celia- I was just in London and would have loved to attend classes at the London Flower School! I prefer using chicken wire —and find it way more forgiving than oasis. I love your arrangement- so organic and has such pretty movement. Using wire in a glass vessel is always so hard – Did they divulge any trade secrets ? Sabrina

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    • Thank you for your question Sabrina! They did teach us how to make the mechanics! You make a cylinder twisting the ends together the cut ends and tucking them into the center, then you tuck in the ends of the cylinder to create a ball. Hope this helps.
      Best,
      Celia

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