Come visit this joyful Springtime flower event at the NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle (Wednesday, February 26- Sunday, March 1) and revel in the magic creations by Seattle area designers. Below are some images of my flower lady, but these pictures don’t do her justice. Until professional photos are available, you’ll have to see her in person! From her pussywillow cuffs to her lush moss overcoat and flouncy summer dress, she’s full of fun details and bright florals.
I was inspired by the Protea flower, a tough but exquisite plant that originated in South Africa and signifies change and transformation. And every spring we celebrate new beginnings as we too cast off our winter coats and lean towards spring. So this is both a celebration of the lush winter beauty of this place we call home, and a summer daydream of bright colors and warmth. It’s a very eco-friendly floral sculpture, with 100% west-coast flowers, foraged moss & lichen, living air plants & succulents, and dried flowers from my garden. Her dress is made of stitched corn husks and I used water containers or EcoFresh wraps to keep the flowers fresh instead of toxic floral foam.
Thanks to Washington Floral Service for the beautiful flowers & service, and to Hendrick’s Gin & Pacific Place shopping center for sponsorship, the fabulous directors of Fleurs de Villes for spearheading the event, and the NW Flower & Garden Show for the opportunity to showcase our wonderful Seattle floristry talent! Thanks also to my team of flower friends who helped make this a truly fun process.
all images by @samanthasmith.photo