The Year in Pictures is a favorite end of year wrap-up article for many newspapers and magazines. So here is flowerflinging‘s version. My own favorites from the past twelve months, one from each month.
In New England, January brought Flora in Winter to the Worcester Art Museum. This design is inspired by a painting called “Portrait of a Young Girl”.
February means Valentines. “Be Mine, Valentine” was written in red aluminum wire with bright gloriousa lilies.
March means the Philadelphia Flower Show. Last year’s theme was “Articulture“. The central feature was created by AIFD. This towering design was a tribute to Korea’s Literary Legacy.
Memphis Milano was the name of the 2014 Memphis Flower Show. It is also the name of a 1980 Italian furniture movement which were interpreted by the designers. The colorful shelf in the back of the photo inspired this terrific design!
Lush peach tree peonies were part of the bounty I received from Lady S’s garden in June. The post “Friendship and Flowers” (Archives June 2014) explored all the possibilities..
In “A Plethora of Purple Petals“, (Archives, August 2014) over two dozen varieties of purple flowers were placed in paper covered test tubes standing up in a sea of small stones.
In September it was fun to completely escape the dreaded chrystanthemums with these lovely roses in this design of peach and gray in a post called “Peachy Keen“.
“A Slice of….?“, posted in November, referred to a slice of pumpkin removed and substituted with tawny, brown and gold flowers.
December was full of holiday cheer and decorations. This wreath was created for the Berkshire Botanical Garden Holiday Marketplace and posted in “Wreathed in Greenery“.