Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Birthday to Constance Spry, she revolutionized the floral design indusrty

Photo from Design Museum

Constance SpryFlorist, Author + Social Reformer (1886-1960)
She revolutionized the floral industry by encouraging people to decorate their homes with simple everyday found materials from hedgerows, vegetable gardens and cupoards

“I do feel strongly,” she once wrote, “that flowers should be a means of self-expression for everyone.”
Photo from Design Museum
I for one am inspired by her designs. Using simple everyday materials from the garden, mixed with commercially-grown flowers is what I love to do. Even better if I can grow all the materials myself. I am working n plans for my spring and summer cutting garden, and I really want to step it up and grow more. I have the seeds, just need to get the ground prepped. Christmas vacation here I come, I have a day or two I have requested the assistance of my dear husband for this project. It will be a great start to a great garden.

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