Don’t be a Plunker!

French painter Henri Matisse once wrote, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Well, it’s one thing to see them and another to be able to arrange them. So if the Matisse in you has ever wondered how to create a more refined floral display, look no further. As a lead…

Fine Arts & Flowers was a tremendous success!

Thank you to everyone that made Fine Arts & Flowers a tremendous success this year!   Presented by The Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, with floral designs by The Garden Club of Virginia, Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, and Garden Clubs of Virginia. Proceeds support re-installation of VMFA’s internationally acclaimed Fabergé Collection.

Fine Art and Flowers

Take time to stop and eat the roses

Take time to stop and eat the roses. While you may have heard of dandelion wine and maybe even sprinkling flower petals on a salad, the closest you probably get to having blossoms on your dinner table is as the centerpiece. But on Thursday afternoon, at the Edible Flowers event (part of the special exhibition…


Better Than the Eiffel Tower

My husband and I took our eleven year old granddaughter to Paris this past summer.  When asked what she wanted to see, she quickly responded– the Eiffel Tower.  We couldn’t argue with that.  Who doesn’t like the Eiffel Tower?  Loving French cuisine, we next focused on lunch.  A friend recommended the Jules Verne restaurant, located…