Saturday, March 3, 2012

Contest: 2 tickets to Bouquets to Art

Win two tickets to a floral demonstration by the fabulous Mr. Shane Connolly during Bouquets to Art 2012...and admission to all the floral displays!

Images courtesy of Shane Connolly. (Not of the royal wedding)

For more on the man who oversaw every detail of the flowers for Prince William and Catherine Middleton's wedding including the bouquet and bridal party flowers, the field maple trees in Westminster Abbey and the wedding dinner at Buckingham Palace, click here.

Tickets are good for the talk at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at the de Young Museum.

In the comment box below, tell us the names of the flowers you grow and the favorite way you like to decorate with them.

That's it.  The winner will be selected Saturday March 10 and announced here.

Good luck!


  1. Kimberly DietrichMarch 5, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    Hello, PJ! My name is Kimberly Dietrich. I'm a florist at "Moss & Daughters", the new Mill Valley Flower & Gift Shop at the Historic El Paseo Building. My favorite flowers to grow are hydrangeas. I love to arrange a variety of hydrangeas into hydrangea wreaths. These wreaths make the summer seem to stretch a little further into fall. And if you clip the blossoms at the right moment, the wreath will keep for several years. To make it, you'll need an 18-inch-diameter double wire wreath frame, 35 feet of 22-gauge wire on a paddle, and fifty to sixty hydrangea clusters in different colors (about twenty brances, depending on size and fullness). Bring in hydrangea branches a few days before they reach their peak; they will continue to age after being cut and may brown if you wait too long. Separate blossom clusters from main branch, leaving 5 to 6 inches of stem; remove leaves. Arrange clusters in loose bouquets of three or four, mixing the colors. Lay a bouquet against the frame, and secure one end of the wire to the frame beneath the stems. Wrap wire around the frame and stems until secure, about three times. Without clipping wire, place another bouquet against the frame so its blossoms cover the stems of the previous bundle; wrap the wire to secure. Continue adding bouquets and wrapping the wire until the frame is filled. Attach a loop of string or ribbon to the frame to hang the wreath. Enjoy your beautiful new hydrangea wreath! Happy Gardening! ~ Kimberly Dietrich Location: Moss & Daughters 2 El Paseo, Mill Valley, CA Email:

  2. Hi PJ, I grow lavender. I'm a minimalist, and my favorite is decorating the rooms with simple bouquets of freshly cut lavender in galvanized buckets. I love the intense aroma of lavender. I also bake with lavender and dry lavender to freshen up our closets and bathrooms.

    kimberlyb888 (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. I forgot to include my name - Kim B.
    kimberlyb888 (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Lavender is so simple, yet so beautiful. It always reminds me of being in France. It grows in the garden on it's own without much tending to.

    I just set it in a glass vase and it fills the room with it's natural fragrance.

    randyfong (at) aol (dot) com

  5. تعد الاخلاص افضل شركة تنظيف ومكافحة حشرات بالطائف فهى تقدم افضل الخدمات وباقل الاسعار لانها تتميز بانها افضل :
    افضل شركة رش مبيدات بالطائف
    افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بالطائف
    افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف منازل بالطائف
    تسليك مجاري بالطائف

    نستخدم افضل المبيدات في عمليات الرش للقضاء النهائي على الحشرات بجميع انواعها ونوفر عدة خدمات تنظيف اخرى فدوما يمكنك الاتصال بنا للحصول على افضل الخدمات وباسعار مناسبة
    شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض
    افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض
    شركة عزل اسطح بالرياض
    افضل شركة تنظيف بالخرج
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخرج

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