spring centerpiece

Spring fever

My sister had a lovely engagement party with friends Sunday night and of course I couldn't show up without bringing flowers.  This arrangement had all the colors my sister has been dreaming of for her wedding day...let's just call it a preview.  I'm so incredibly happy for them, they are an amazing couple.  Let the wedding planning begin! 

Side note - don't mind that one wilted scabiosa in the middle.  The arrangement was on the table next to several hot trays and that little guy just had enough.

DIY garden-inspired centerpiece for spring

Spring is in full bloom here in Chicago and I am loving seeing all the beautiful tree blossom and lilac in my neighborhood.  People often ask me how they can use their garden flowers to create an arrangement.  Well, last month I did a demonstration at the Macy's Flower Show on just that.  Hope you enjoy the video!  I'd love to see photos of what people create, feel free to post them in the comments!

Here is the photo of the finished product and another I did shortly after with the leftover florals.

Macy's Flower Show

Mark your calendars, the Macy's Flower Show it coming up and The Petal will be there with a demonstration on creating your own spring centerpiece on March 24th (12 pm).  I seriously have to pinch myself every time I think about it, I am truly honored and ecstatic that Macy's asked me to be a part of the event this year!  Hope to see you there!

I'll also be doing a floral installation on the main floor next to cosmetics that'll be up for 3 days (March 24-26th).  The theme this year is America the Beautiful and the idea of the installation is to transport you to a field of wildflowers.  No more spoilers, you'll have to stop by to check it out!