Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Orchid Class with Julie

If you love Orchids, keep reading.
If you hate Orchids because you've never had good luck with them, KEEP READING!
Yes, especially YOU!!
I had no clue what I was doing at 14 when I bought my first Orchid plant with my hard earned babysitting money.  Guess what happened to my first Orchid? I killed it.  Imagine me...an Orchid murderer! Gasp!
I've learned a lot since that first Orchid and now nearly every room of my house is graced with at least one.  Orchids are really a lot easier than most people think and once you get the basics down you will be rewarded big time!
This spring I'm offering a few classes through the Suffield Park and Rec Department and the first is Orchid Basics! (You can sign up by clicking HERE
Anyone can take the class- you don't need to be a Suffield resident!
Here are the details:
Orchid Basics
Description:     Phalaenopsis: This workshop introduces the Moth Orchid as an easy Orchid for beginners. Julie will discuss this Orchid’s growth requirements, their natural habitat and briefly review their plant structure.  Julie will demonstrate how to ‘dress up’ an Orchid for the home and one Orchid will go home with a lucky class participant.   
Instructor:       Julie Harrison-Landscape Design
Registration deadline is Monday April 20 and/or when enrollment reaches maximum capacity.  Limited enrollment.
Date:               April 22                        
Day:                Wednesday
Time:               7:00-8:00 p.m.
Age:                18 and older               

Location:         Suffield High School-Agriscience Building 
Age:                adult but high school students interested in gardening are also encouraged to enroll.
Fee:                 $10.00

Please forward this email to a friend and sign up for this class! Sign up HERE

Thank you!
xo Julie

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Setting the Easter Table

Eggs nestled in a nest of green mums.

Hello there!

What would an Easter table be without Hydrangea?
Thought I forgot about blogging didn't you?
Eggs in small terracotta pots act as place cards.

Here I am!

Lots of layering and texture make for a wonderful tabletop!
It's spring and that means this gardener is busy, busy, busy.  Thankfully another blogger wrote an excellent article on my Easter tablescape design. 
Grapevine wreaths served as napkin rings with a small chocolate treat tucked in.

 I hope you read about it HERE. 

You will find an interesting article and lots of great pictures of my design thanks to Heather Conley Photography
This bright Herend china and spring flowers echoed similar colors.

Enjoy this weekend and Happy Easter!
xox Julie