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Homemade Valentine

A valentine is defined as “an artistic work, message or token expressing affection for something or someone.” I know Valentine’s Day can be divisive (and a lot of pressure!)….so in the true spirit of Valentine’s Day I’m sharing a homemade valentine to one of my favorite flowers, ranunculus. In 1923 my grandfather collected and pressed

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You’re engaged! It’s exciting. (And a lot of work.)

You’re getting married! Congratulations. Now, it’s time to get to work! Newly engaged couples experience a unique combination of pressure + excitement + overwhelm when the logistics of planning a once-in-a-lifetime event start to sink in. Couples are confronted with “suggestions” from friends and loved ones on a daily basis. The same people who wish you

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Ringing in the New Year And My 15th Season In Business

Happy New Year! As I embark on my 15th wedding season in Vermont with my first wedding of the year this weekend it feels like 2016 is off to a busy start already. The end of 2015 was both busy and delightful with promises of a new year & new possibilities around the corner. I really

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On Independence

We raised our glasses & grilled a small feast over the weekend to celebrate our nation’s independence. The pursuit of happiness, life and liberty. I witness independence as I watch my son grow, as our parents retire, as I see a volunteer sunflower in my field, and as I talk with couples who will leave independence

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Planting a garden

When planting a garden it’s easy to get to the point where you won’t be able to walk through the rows once the plants are mature. If you find yourself in this situation I suggest you plant a few more plants…just squeeze ’em right in there…and then stop. Happy planting! Check out the most recent

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My Week With Weeks: Françoise Weeks in VT

I do flowers. I don’t know what you do for work (or pleasure), but I do flowers (for both work & pleasure). I’ve enjoyed this work for so long it’s hard to remember a time before I had my hands dirty. Most professions have education & advanced training, but in the flower world these opportunities

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Feel Smarter & Stress Less: How to Fix Your Wedding Timeline

Trend alert! Couples are booking their vendors later…and later…and it’s going to be a problem. There’s a misconception found in the “timelines” that national mags and blogs recommend. 6 months before your wedding is not “ample time” to book a florist, photographer or caterer. There’s a lot to keep track of when planning a destination

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What Am I Doing Here? A Creation Story.

Last spring I started creating videos to educate & encourage floral designers. They are published on FlirtyFleurs.com, a blog about flowers and floral designers who make them into art. It’s been a lot of fun to create content and then hear from other business owners & designers. It’s nice to be a part of a

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The Truth About Expensive Wedding Flowers

I’ve been in the flower game for 21 years. I can talk shop with any old-school florist and we speak the same language. We remember rose varieties that you never see anymore. We marvel at how much the art of floristry has developed. Sometimes we share our design techniques. One thing that’s remained the same is

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Defining Valentine’s Day And My Valentine to You

Valentine’s day. Have I lost you already? I know it can be polarizing. As someone who’s in the love business and also in the flower business I’ve had a long history with Valentine’s day. (In short, we’ve had our ups and downs.) So consider this definition for “Valentine.” def. An artistic work, message or token

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