this week we will be sharing glimpses from our weekend workshop, spring beauty day...enjoy!
our friend mandy and her husband steve of moonflower design/3 porch farm grow or forage all of the flowers they sell at local farmer's markets and use in their flower arrangements for weddings and other events. they are at the forefront of the flower-farmer movement, along with a handful of others across the country. we are lucky to have them nearby!
mandy led the first activity of our workshop this past weekend: a foraging walk through the woods at sweet olive farm and flower arranging lesson in the barn. since mandy only uses seasonal ingredients, walking the woods with her was great because everyone got to see how and what she finds interesting...wild muscadine vine, pods, and winged elm came back in her basket and were later used in her arrangements. mandy also brought buckets and buckets of cut flowers from the farm.
when we returned to the barn from our walk, everyone just jumped right in and began making their compositions, while mandy gave guidance and tips...each person made something totally unique with their ingredients- some were low and wide, others were tall and narrow...all were beautiful!
photographs and words by rinne allen