A photograph from the Brooklyn Museum archive of the Paris Exposition: Trocadero Grounds, Paris, France, 1900.
It doesn’t go unnoticed when an entire semi-truck full of brilliantly green, tall, and soothing bamboo plants get carefully guided to the backyard of our Brooklyn garden shop. Bamboo has been one of our most magnetic sellers, but there is a lot to learn about this exotic perennial evergreen.
May 15th, we will be offering a class that will discuss the care and use of bamboo as screening and specimen plants in containers and yards. We’ll focus on two families of bamboo: running (Phyllostachys) and clumping (Fargesia). To gain a deeper understanding of bamboo and how to incorporate it in your daily surroundings, sign up here.
(Image sourced from the creative commons Brooklyn Museum Flickr Photostream)
Corey Torpie Photography ®
Sprout Home Brooklyn helped Angela and Jason Carrelli make their wedding ceremony distinguishably elegant at the already alluring Ace Hotel. We would like to thank photographer Corey Torpie, for capturing the Carrelli family with our floral arrangements and bouquets. Feel free to see more from Angela and Jason’s special day here.
Corey Torpie Photography ®
Boutonniere includes craspedia, berzillia, fern leaf. Corey Torpie Photography ®
Arrangement on left includes veronica, helianthus, wax flower. Bouquet on right include andromeda, viburnum, blushing bride, scabiosa. Corey Torpie Photography ®
photograph of Doan at work with her table of flowers. image sourced from Moomah Magazine
Friends from Moomah Magazine have spent some time with our lovely floral designer, Doan Ly, to get some insight on how to create a one of a kind bouquet. We at Sprout love nothing more than creating beautiful floral arrangements for our friends of New York City and also encourage interested folks in crafting up an arrangement of your own. The process is fun, therapeutic, and not only is a constructive time based art but has a positive/ beautiful outcome you get to enjoy for some time to come.
Check out some step by step instructions accompanied with some inspiring photographs on making your own arrangement here!
Another great resource from Moomah is TOOLBOX: Flower Arranging with more fun steps and information on flower arrangement making with our talented Doan Ly.
photograph from Moomah Magazine
Grace Bonney interviews our very own Tassy de Give on advice for creating window box planters for your home with helpful tips on what types of plants to grow, what to use as a planter vessel, and how to create your herbal/ decorative planter.
You can take a look at the full interview here.
image sourced from planet light .
Join us for a lesson on how to make your very own wearable flower crown, taught by the lovely and talented Alicia McDole. $75 class fee includes a floral crown you make and take home.
Date: April 2, 2013
Start Time: 5:45 pm
End Time: 6:45 pm
Sign up here
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Photograph taken by Jack Jeffries