Snippets: Flora at Tower Hill (And I’ll be Speaking)

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Do you have plans this weekend?
Why not take a hike outside and gather the makings of beautiful floral arrangement?
If you were able to look out my window (at many feet of snow – and with a couple more on the way) – you’d think I was ludicrous for making this suggestion.
But if I can come up with some beautiful garden elements in this weather, I am sure you can too.

My arrangement is part of an event called Flora that is on this weekend at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden – if you just can’t take all the white-ness and need a dose of spring it is worth a visit.
Also – if you are around, I will be speaking and signing books at noon tomorrow (Sunday 2/7) – so come by Tower Hill tomorrow, check out the flowers and hang out for a chat about garden style with me.

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Here is a quick rundown of what came from my garden and what didn’t.

From the garden:

  • Birch branches
  • Chamaecyparis (harvest by digging through more than 3 feet of snow)
  • Boxwood
  • Pieris (2 different varieties)
  • Dried Hydrangea Flowers

From the market :

  • Purple carnations
  • Big Red St Johns Wort
  • Golden Rod (which actually grows profusely in my garden – just not at this time of year)


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About Rochelle Greayer

Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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