Michler's News: Flowers, Gardens & Design
A Week in Paris: Garden Style Floristry with Catherine Muller
One of our floral designers recently returned from France, where they attended the Paris Flower School by Catherine Muller. Here are some of their thoughts about the experience.
King Arthur Baking School
Artist-in-Residence, Emily Posey, shares about her recent experience at the King Arthur “Survey of Classic French Bread” class.
Staff member Ed Garvin shares his thoughts on his recent trip to the Perennial Plant Association National Symposium.
Beauty and the Feast
Two of our team members recently attended the Perennial Plant Association National Symposium. Here's what one of them has to say about the experience.
The Paris Flower School
You wouldn't think spending a week in a small workroom tucked down into a basement would be an ideal Parisian experience, but this particular basement housed the wonderful Catherine Muller's Flower School. Each morning I would be greeted with a cup of coffee and buckets of the best flowers available in Paris, waiting for Catherine's next lesson. The lesson always began with a demonstration. I was captivated with Catherine's process which looked like a sort of ballet. Her gestures would imitate the placement to her flowers. Read More
Fall Residency at Saipua: The Farm at World's End
One of our designers recently spent a week living and practicing floral design at Sarah Ryhanen's beautiful farm. Here are some of her thoughts and takeaways. Read More
Learning From Hitomi Gilliam
We started our construction of the arrangement on the wall by using large tropical Monstera leaves and other foliage to cover much of the wire. Then came armfuls of beautiful tropical flowers. We had large cascades of Phalaenopsis orchids, clusters of long stem Cymbidium orchids, Anthuriums, Sexy Pink heliconias, and Imperial protea
Michlers' Team Travels North to Mazeppa
Smelling of paint thinner and Swisher Sweets, Mike Meyer’s studio was covered from ceiling to floor with hand painted signs that he had made and collected. As the week went on, the collection was increasingly inspirational as we learned to paint in block and casual scripts and practiced the finer points of beveling and shadowing.