Have you made your wreath yet?

Have you made your holiday wreath yet?

Wreath workshop season is here! I’ve been teaching classes every day this week for team-building workshops and for private groups (if you want to bring me to your office or party, I still have a couple of dates left here). 

If you own my book Field, Flower, Vase, you can find several compostable wreath methods in the book. Here are the projects in the book that can be adapted to the holiday season:

Green Garden Wreath (learn to make a wreath base) Page 221

Tisane Wreath (teaches you the weaving method for the decorative portion) page 153

Hanging Wreath  Page 137

If you need more assistance, book into our streaming wreath class or our Fall/Holiday Flower School (you will receive replays of the live classes).

Happy wreath season!

An Autumn Afternoon on a Flower Farm in Portugal

I spent an afternoon arranging autumn flowers on a flower farm in Sintra. You can learn more about Mariana’s organic flower farm here. The baskets belonged to her grandmother. It is a family estate where she is now growing flowers for floristry, organically. The setting is rustic and beautiful. I loved combing through the gardens for hydrangea, pokeweed, and pomegranate. 

I hope you enjoy a snippet of this beautiful afternoon! If you would like to join me in Portugal next May for moments like this, check out our 2023 Retreats!

Announcing our 2022 Retreats!

The retreat dates for 2022 are now live! You are invited to join me for flower arranging, foraging, and garden touring in Lisbon, Sintra, and Mafra next spring and fall!

We have three retreats next year. Our first retreat is sold out so we opened up more dates, and two different types of retreats!


Immerse yourself in the springtime abundance of Portugal in May! Jacaranda. Wisteria. Wild Roses. Jasmine!

Lisbon, Sintra, and Mafra, Portugal

May 20-May 26th, 2022 SOLD OUT

May 27th-June 2nd, 2022: 8 spots available for this 2nd edition

Details and booking here.


Create a floral design business rooted in the natural world with 3 full days of instruction from Chelsea on naturalistic floral design.

Sintra, Portugal

October 7-October 10th: 7 spots available

Details and booking here.

Reach out with questions by contacting me here. 

Can’t make it in person? Consider one of our 8 online floral arranging workshops or career programs!

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