laura thomson design

special occasion florals

Spring Forward

Laura ThomsonComment

On Monday night, I led a hands-on workshop for my local garden club, which proved to be a super fun night. This was not my first time teaching a workshop for the club, and it is always great to be invited back. 

Since we haven't seen anything green around these parts for months, I knew I wanted to work with soil and plants. A petite garden, with a mixture of succulents, mosses, and bulbs, would be the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring. I made a sample design in advance in an upright contemporary-style vessel, to demonstrate how easy it is to play with the look of the petite garden, just by changing the style of the container and/or the mix of plants. For the club's design, I chose a moss-rimmed basket, which added a bit of texture and reminded me of Easter. The participants were then able to personalize their designs with the addition of branches, rocks, and foraged materials that I have collected throughout the year.

At the end of each workshop, I look forward to seeing the results. I love that each person puts there own creativity to work and creates a one-of-a-kind design with its own unique quality. Thank you to the garden club for having me, and here's to Springing Forward, with thoughts of warmer and brighter days ahead.