completed memory garden in Williamsville NY

Memory garden of perennials makes a lasting gift

A memory garden is an arrangement of perennials– still in their pots– that later can be transplanted into a corner of a garden. The flowers come back year after year and become a living memorial to the deceased person. This idea comes to us from Mark Yadon, vice president of Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. The staff at Mischler’s creates these as arrangements that can be sent to the funeral home or directly to the home…

Ricardo Costa floral arrangement

Use Rio flair– & toilet paper roll– to create this flower arrangement

Ricardo Costa, internationally renowned floral designer from Brazil, used a toilet paper roll and yarn to quickly create this fabulous flower arrangement with the flavor of Rio de Janeiro. See the video below. This was one of several arrangements he created during a presentation at the national convention of National Garden Clubs Inc. in Buffalo earlier this month. Previously, I gave you a glimpse of the flower show that was held at the convention and in future articles I’ll share…