Thursday, February 23, 2012

rambling, free flower friday

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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.
ABORT!

[We'll deliver flowers to you in Manhattan or Brooklyn tomorrow afternoon, you'll see for yourself, I got lots of leftovers. Just comment to enter the drawing. Remember to leave your email.]

LUCKY GEORGETTE WINS...

38 comments:

Sew Nichole said...

I have been noticing the hellebores this week at NYBG. LOVE them. And LOVE your flowers always! nmtiernan@gmail.com

k_darling said...

I have my first office ever and the empty whiteness is very depressing. Some of these would make everything better.

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Sarah said...

such lovely flowers! sarah.blumberg {at}gmail

Whitney said...

I've always wanted to win Free Flower Friday! And now I finally live in Brooklyn. Yesss.

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Vanilla said...

The sun is shining on New York today. It is a beautiful day and it all started with these exquisite flowers. Thank you for sharing Nichole. Your frienship brings warmth to my heart.

Vanilla said...

ps....Vanilla here again.
There will definately be a cup of tea and me looking through older posts later tonight. The arrangements are amazing and I'm loving the photo quality.

Shayna said...

You basically just made a list of my favorite flowers. Can I bribe you with cuttings from the huge forsythia in front of my mom's house?

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Le said...

Beautiful! Love the moody light with the flowers

KWu said...

Yeah Jersey!! It's nice to hear non-ironic praise for something from the Garden State.

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Yossy | apt2bbakingco said...

i would gladly get lost staring at those beauties. apt2bbakingco (at) gmail (dot) com

CARLY WAITO said...

I love hellebores! I have what seems to be this same variety in my garden, along with a couple of others. I recently started a little painting of one of my photographs of them from last year, which you can see on my blog. Unfortunately, I'm too far away for Free Flower Friday:(

Georgette said...

The way you capture light is insane.

Hellebores' center always remind me of stars.

If I win, I am so going to press and frame these babies.

xGeorgette

georgette.maniatis@gmail.com

Yi-Ching said...

the hellebore/citrus combination is so lovely -- your flowers would really make my week!! (yiching.ong[at]gmail.com)

charlotte au chocolat said...

your photos make me swoon. oh, to have one of your arrangements in my home!
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Amanda (Dear Frances) said...

I can barely stand it. I think I would be gripped with paralysis surrounded by that much beauty.

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katie said...

i'd love them!! and i miss the studio...

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What Possessed Me said...

I;ve been enjoying the hellebores on my walk to work - some lovely people decided to ring their trees with them, and they have a wonderfully pale, gothic look to them.

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fiona said...

so glad you brought free flower friday back! thanks for sharing with us fiona.lee [at] gmail

El said...

I can't get over how early the hellebores are this year! I'm almost positive the hellebores & crocuses didn't come out until mid-March last year. Global warming - crazy stuff. But I am happy about Free Flower Friday though :)

jennie said...

earliest hellebores & bulbs i've seen in brooklyn too - there were crocusus blooming in the botanic garden in january, and hellebores been going strong for weeks now. scary, but beautiful as always. jennie123 at gmail dot com

Salina said...

I can't help but put myself I. The mix for free flower Friday! These blooms looks especially dramatic, and would surely brighten up the weekend :)

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nina said...

I just love your flowers. You just get it! I thank you for your beautiful photography too, I use your photos as references for drawings all the time. ninarosenblatt@gmail.com

MichelleEdgemont said...

your flower pictures are always so lovely. michelle.edgemont@gmail.com

mahsa said...

pure love...

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sam said...

i could use some flowers this week! I just lost my grandpa last week so they'd really cheer me up! samanthalynnweiss [@] gmail.com

maria said...

Amazing!!! I think I may have to defect and make the hellebore my new favorite flower. They are so unusual and striking. I was shut out of your upcoming hellebore class so I would love to win some of these beautiful blooms!

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naomi said...

Those artsy-fartsy Guggs better appreciate the amazing flowers coming their way!! I know I would!

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Donna said...

Your flower arrangements leave me speechless and that's hard for a brooklyn chatterbox!!!!
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bridget said...

So beautiful!
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Thomas said...

Very Unique - unbelievable arrangements

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Christa said...

All I can say is AWESOME!!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing back Free Flower Friday!

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jennifer said...

woah! gorgeous!

jennifer@jenniferfiore.com

ellie said...

can't wait to win your gorgeous flowers

ellie.levi@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i love me some spring flowers!

Anonymous said...

pick me! kohlrabi4@yahoo.com

Alejandra said...

I'm glad it sounds like you've come back refreshed and inspired!

I mentioned this weekend I would send you a better thank you with quality photos of your arrangement...I have yet to do it, but I have not forgotten! I'm just too busy watching the flowers change every day. They are divine at every stage.

(P.S. This is not an attempt to win an arrangement!)

aurea @ pricewise events said...

Super lovely flowers!