Yesterday we had a busy studio day, my friend Sarah was over learning about flowers, helping us with the arrangements for the John Chamberlain opening at the Guggenheim. I always love having lots of people around.
There are no words for how...I just tried the thesaurus - there is no adjective to describe these hellebores from a grower in New Jersey (Hautau). They make me walk around in circles. Literally. We use them in arrangements, but it's rather difficult. They are too beautiful on their own. All the flowers lately are getting so good. Too good. Its a meltdown in the studio, for me at least. I get nothing done. I try to make an arrangement quickly since there are a lot of them to make and I can't finish one...I keep getting lost in the individual stems.
The girls around me, I keep an eye on them. When they grab an especially phenomenal ranunculus I grill them "What are you doing with that!?" Are you planning to use that to it's full potential? An impossible task to do justice to the hellebores the fritillaria, the muscari, the ranunculus, the magnoila, the forsythia, the sweet peas.
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