Fellow Botanica Garden Club member and good friend, Janet, opened her lovely home and garden to our group this week. She has a fabulous assortment of containers, and both of us are possibly “hoarders” in in our right of flower arranging vessels! Her husband built a storage closet with deep, wrap around shelves to house all of her treasures in. What a flower gardener’s dream!! After perusing the organized and artfully arranged shelves of containers and accessories, you feel as though you had just left the Atlanta Gift Market! The mission was to create spring and Easter tablescapes for our meeting. And what a treasure trove we had to choose from! Janet, a reservoir of creativity, was a wonderful floral design partner to work with. First of all, I just had to show a picture of her storage closet!
Now on with the home and garden tour!
The front door’s grapevine cross is beautifully decorated with Spirea while a pretty bunny tablescape is welcoming on the foyer chest.
Below are a few pictures of her Easter tablescape on the dining room table. Vintage porcelain bunnies add a beautiful seasonal touch.
An elegant sideboard displays a gorgeous arrangement of yellow tulips and potted ivy.
A Phalaenopsis orchid is lovely with a few eggs scattered at the base.
Pictured below are scenes from the kitchen’s keeping area:
This arrangement on the family room coffee table was a favorite.
Camellias and magnolia make an elegant presentation on the tiered iron piece in the breakfast room.
This arrangement was done in the workshop and added to the sideboard after the meeting.
Our next stop is the garden area…
The whimsical tablescape below was created with Janet’s sweet four-year old grandson, Ellis, in mind. Complete with fresh blossoms, pastel pots, bird’s nests, and lanterns, we even left cookies out for the Easter bunny!
An Easter tree was created using a large rustic urn, a potted hydrangea, pastel eggs and Winged Elm branches. Rye grass, moss, and boxwood greenery was placed around the base…
These camellias were perfect specimens, and we couldn’t resist floating them in the fountain!
After the tour, the real fun began! We demonstrated several arrangements utilizing seasonal greenery and flowers such as magnolia, Variegated Vinca and Pittosporum, freshly gathered moss, rye grass, Spirea, and azaleas. Potted hydrangeas, tulips, and Phalaenopsis orchids from local nurseries supplemented our arrangement material. Seasonal accessories like decorative moss, eggs, crosses, lichen covered branches, and birds’ nests added a touch of spring. Fresh artichokes and lettuce were even incorporated into one of the arrangements.
Thanks, Janet, for opening your home and garden to Botanica Garden Club members.