Posts Tagged ‘ Floral design ’

Get inspired by creative designs in flower show at Plantasia

March 29, 2016
flower arrangement in Hamburg NY Curious George

by Connie Oswald Stofko I’m always astounded by the creativity that I see at flower shows. Not only do the garden club members have to evoke the given theme, they have to do it while abiding by strict guidelines. The results are consistently amazing. You can be amazed when you visit the flower show...
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A thought for Valentine’s Day: Men like flowers, too!

February 2, 2016
Title for video "Men Like Flowers, Too!"

by Connie Oswald Stofko Have you ever sent flowers to a man? Why not? As we gardeners know, men like flowers. They plant flowers in their yards and go on garden walks and participate in garden clubs. And men like to receive flowers as a gift, just as women do, says Frank Mischler, president...
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Video: Current trends in floral design with Mischler’s

January 19, 2016
video on trends in floral design

by Connie Oswald Stofko Since it’s the beginning of a new year, we thought it would be fun to look at some of the current trends in floral design. In this video, Maggie Wittmer, floral designer at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, leads us through the new styles. Some trends, such as smaller, compact designs...
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Floral design class offered at NCCC; seniors can audit for free

August 4, 2015
flower arrangement

Anyone can take the floral design class offered this fall at Niagara County Community College, and those over age 60 can audit the class for free. “Seniors can audit any horticulture class for free,” said Carolyn A. Stanko, CNLP, Horticulture Program coordinator & assistant professor. “It is one of the best kept secrets out...
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How to force cherry blossoms; Buffalo’s Cherry Blossom Ball is April 2

March 24, 2015
cherry blossoms in Buffalo NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko It’s easy to force cherry blossoms, say the organizers of Buffalo’s Cherry Blossom Ball, and the technique can be used on other branches including forsythia, apple and plum. Forced cherry branches will be used in centerpieces for the ball, which will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April...
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Enjoy flowers now by making ‘My Suzie’ arrangement; watch video demonstration

January 20, 2015
title image for video with Mischler's on how to make floral arrangement called My Suzie

You can enjoy flowers any time of the year when you make the “My Suzie” flower arrangement with these easy directions from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. This is a trendy design, but it’s simple enough that even a beginner will get good results. It uses hydrangeas, spray roses and...
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Wreaths don’t have to be round; see creative decorations at Lockwood’s

December 9, 2014
Photo copyright Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko If you want something a little different for the holidays, choose a wreath that isn’t round. You can find creative shapes at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. The handmade wreaths at Lockwood’s can be shaped like a heart, Christmas tree, cross, square or rectangle as well as the traditional...
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Wall decoration with staghorn fern is one of the new workshops at Lockwood’s

September 16, 2014
staghorn fern craft from Lockwood's in Hamburg NY

A staghorn fern mounted on a rustic plaque is one of the intriguing floral crafts you can make in the series of classes to be held this fall at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. The staghorn fern has fronds that look like the horns of a staghorn deer. It’s an epiphytic plant or...
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There’s more to flower shows than large arrangements; here’s a darling 3-D craft

August 12, 2014
There’s more to flower shows than large arrangements; here’s a darling 3-D craft

by Connie Oswald Stofko I’m always delighted by the creativity on display at flower shows. Yes, there are flower arrangements, but there is so much more. Here’s a darling three-dimensional baby bed made of plant material. Wouldn’t something like this be cute for a baby shower? I saw this at the annual flower show...
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Hands-on workshops, presentations set at Lockwood’s

April 1, 2014
Hands-on workshops, presentations set at Lockwood’s

Presentations on gardening as well as hands-on floral workshops will be among this season’s classes to be offered at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. Registration is necessary for all classes. You can register for most of the classes online now (some of the classes aren’t posted on the Lockwood’s site yet– check back...
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