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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ok so here are the green (and gold) skeletons!

These lil guys came in pieces, so the first thing to do is to glue wooden picks into the joints to get them to pose as needed

So here's a little guy almost done, leaning up against the walnut logs we're using on the escort table...(some will also be cut into discs for the candles on the dinner tables.)

I'll tell ya one thing, there's a whole lotta gluin' gonin' on!
Yes, as promised, here are a few shots of the glitter skeletons we're creating for the Halloween wedding!
This is the early incarnation of them, but I'll post more pictures when they are finished.
I'll tell you this, I'm gonna miss the warm Autumn weather when it goes... It is SO much nicr working outdoors than inside.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Party O Pumpkins at the Metropolitan Club

Each year we grow more and more pumpkins and they seem to be wildly popular this year.  Two parties in one week with the pumpkin centerpieces; one @ the Metropolitan Club on east 60th st. and one @ the Harvard Club on east 44th st.   Funny thing, both events were attended by mostly men...guess guys love pumpkins...

Here are a few pictures of the cocktail arrangements that complimented the pumpkins.

And of course, we grew everything but the peppers! (maybe we'll grow some next summer...)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Time Has Come...

Although this weekend is suppose to warm up,  the chill of this morning has sent a clear message that the time has come to start cleaning up the potted garden, and preparing the plants to return to the glass room...

O well, no time like the present ~ this weekend's wedding in Old Lyme Connecticut, and next weekend's in Houston means no time but today!
 (strike while the iron is hot!)

   My l'il  pomegranate should look so good!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Shall we all meet in the Autumn?

"Are these gorgeous flowers from your garden?" 
The question was asked of me with such an incredulous tone that I responded, no doubt, with the same surprise; " Well of course, ~ I'm a florist and what florist DOESN'T grow his own flowers?"
(if he's able)

 Obviouly this never crossed my clients mind (she works in finance and apparently thinks flowers are machine made).  And so, although a new concept to her, she admired the sample design and ordered 52 pieces...

 Now, as the colder days (and much rain) approach, I'm gathering the green tomatos, yellow and green gourds, and the rest of  the dahlias before they fizzle out.  And while I rummage through the last whithering vines in search of a stray,  I laugh to myself,  and think "I can't believe these gorgeous flowers came from my garden!"