Tag Archives: all about flowers

Designing at Detroit Institute of Arts Museum by Sweet Pea Floral Designs

Growing up in Detroit my family attended weekly church services at a gorgeous gothic cathedral on Woodward Avenue one block from the  Detroit Institute of Arts  . Even then I sensed the respect, awe, and wonder that still surrounds the  DIA .   When an opportunity to create floral designs for the DIA presented itself naturally I jumped all over it!! This is a museum of epic proportions, among the top six collections in the United States with over 100 galleries, a 1,150 seat auditorium, an art reference library and state of the art conservation services laboratory

Ferns, Ferns & More Ferns

Let’s talk about Ferns! In the words of Alex Jusino , Ferns are Hot, Hot, Hot! Especially hot are Maiden Hair Ferns, Sword Ferns, Umbrella Ferns and Sea Star Ferns. Everywhere I look I am seeing more and more ferns – makes sense as they add a fantastic texture to floral designs.

Alena Jean’s Flower Shop & Nursery, Half Moon Bay, California

I first met Alena about 12 years ago when we took floral design classes at College of San Mateo, we’ve stayed in touch over the years and I’ve enjoyed seeing her floral design business grow. I had the chance last week to visit her awesome shop which is located in downtown Half Moon Bay, California