Author Archives: Susan

About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.

Raffish stand

In “Be Mine, Valentine” earlier this year, a raffia covered stand of tubes was created for a Valentine’s Day centerpiece (see Archives, Feb 14, 2016).  It’s time to redecorate this stand for summer. In the original instructions, sitting on the … Continue reading

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Pollinators, the Queen and the botanist

On our last day in London in June, I went off to the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace.  This museum, which showcases all aspects of the Royal Collection, is a hidden gem.  It’s shop, with the ubiquitous “Buckingham Palace” shopping … Continue reading

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Flora London

In June,  we had the great pleasure to be in England at the beginning (Porstmouth, Dover) of our recent trip, and at the end, in London.  Everywhere were street celebrations of the Queen’s 90th birthday.  This one in our old … Continue reading

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