Spring Blooms Workshop 2017


Perfect Day to Play with Peonies

On Mother’s Day Weekend, May 13th, 2017 we taught a class on how to arrange spring florals into romantic, dreamy arrangements with flowering branches, different rose varieties, and beautiful fragrant peonies. The weather turned out to be quite stormy, but it had the nice effect of giving us a cozy time inside with beautiful flowers, lit candlesticks, and delicious bites by Katy!

These gorgeous photos were taken by our friend Jennifer Young - she is truly a craftsman with her ability to capture moments and storytell with her photographs! Check her out at Jennifer Young Studio.


Le Menu

to drink: Dried Persimmon Tea from California, Chilled Rosy Wine, Sparkling Bubbles !!

to eat: Farm Egg & Asparagus Baby Soufflés, Harbison (Spruce-wrapped cheese) & fresh bread, Citrus-scented Custard, Fresh Fruit & Toasted Granola Herb-Toasted Nuts


Peony Varieties

Fairy’s Petticoat P. lactiflora cultivar, introduced by Carl G. Klehm, 1963; double bomb form, pink, early midseason, excellent fragrance

Shirley Temple Cross between "Festiva Maxima" and "Mme. Edouard Doriat", double, blush/white, early midseason, light fragrance

Hermione P. lactiflora cultivar, introduced by Hans P. Sass, 1932; older variety, double, pink, late midseason, very fragrant

Buckeye Bell Herbaceous hybrid, introduced by Mains, 1956; semi-double, red, early, no fragrance Elsa Sass P. lactiflora cultivar, introduced by Hans P. Sass, 1930; double, white, late, fragrant