GardenNews.biz - Apr 20,2017 - TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDEN -
Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers
Demo and Book-Signing with Louesa Roebuck
The renowned floral designer presents her vision for flower arranging using foraged plants and flowers.
Member $15, Non-member $25
Saturday, May 13, 11am-12noon
Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers - Demo & Book-Signing
Saturday, May 13, time 11am-12pm
Presenter: Louesa Roebuck, co-author of Foraged Flora
A special treat for mothers and others! Author Louesa Roebuck will demonstrate how to create a beautiful seasonal arrangement while talking about her book "Foraged Flora". The book is a gorgeously photographed new take on flower arranging using local and foraged plants and flowers to create beautiful arrangements, with ideas and inspiration for the whole year. Roadside fennel, flowering fruit trees, garden roses, tiny violets; ingredients both common and unusual, humble and showy, Foraged Flora is a new vision for flowers and arranging. It encourages you to train your eye to the beauty that surrounds you, attune your senses to the seasonality and locality of flowers and plants, and to embrace the beauty in each stage of life, from first bud to withering seedpod. Organized by month, each chapter in this visually arresting and inspiring book focuses on large and small arrangements created from the flowers and plants available during that time period and in that place, all foraged or gleaned nearby. The authors reflect on surprising and beautiful pairings, the importance of scale, the scarcity or abundance of raw materials, and the environmental factors that contribute to that availability.
Whether picking a small tendril of fragrant jasmine, collecting oversized branches of flowering quince, or making a garland of bay laurel, Foraged Flora is an invitation to seek out the beauty of the natural world.
Louesa Roebuck is a printmaker, painter, floral artist, and author who divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, currently residing in Ojai, CA. She has created flora installations from foraged and gleaned materials for high-end clients like Vivienne Westwood, John Baldessari, and Alice Waters. In addition to her work with flora, Roebuck has worked in fashion for many years and paints monotypes and works in textile design.
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Single class scheduled on 5/13/2017 at 11:00AM