Ikenobo School and a teacher’s diploma from the Koyro School. Though he only spent one year in Tokyo before returning to Greenville to teach grade school, he is a professor of the Sogetsu School.
He was also a member of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Society of London.
“It’s brightened my life. I think it’s made me a better person,” Stevens said.
In 2002, Stevens created the Mississippi state chapter of Ikebana International, which had 15 members. He taught classes, which mainly consisted of members of various garden clubs. The chapter existed for five years.
Stevens plans to start teaching private ikebana classes, which can accommodate up to 15 students, in the future.
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Calloway’sOld-school gardeners and hipster DIYers alike can appreciate this gardening haven on Greenville Avenue. If you’re looking for a particularly obscure plant or can’t seem to keep your orchid alive, the knowledgeable staff here have enough green thumb to go around. Look around for bright, fall blooms that will add cheer when that seasonal affective disorder kicks in come late fall.
DirtThis downtown florist is easily one of the city’s more progressive (if swanky) flower shops, but they also have an impressive array of plants that will make your home look like something Martha Stewart put together. Dirt’s most idiot-friendly options are their succulents and air plants, which require little maintenance other than a few mists of water and being left the hell alone. You’ll splurge here for indoor beauty, but the quality is top-notch, and assuming that you’re not hell-bent on killing these easy-going plants, they’ll last forever in a well-lit room.
Redenta’sYou’ve probably heard about this East Dallas garden store on NPR ads for years, and it’s finally time to swing in. This organically minded, modern nursery has been open for well over 20 years and has developed a cult following. If your lawn really needs serious help, Redenta’s offers landscaping services that have sustainability and minimal maintenance in mind.
Shades of GreenShades of Green is really unlike any other nursery you’ve ever been to. This Frisco business is focused almost entirely on native plants, wildflowers and other species particularly well-adapted to living in the local climate. The 7-acre nursery is nestled alongside a creek and dotted with gorgeous specimens of plants of all kinds. Pick out your favorites, and they’ll even install them for you if you’re not up to the challenge.
Dr. DelphiniumRated dozens of times as Dallas’ best florist, Dr. Delphinium is also a great place to find a sophisticated plant or arrangement of plants for your home. We all know that plants in the home are a good thing, but that’s especially true when they’re as strikingly gorgeous as these arrangements. Air plants, blooms, and even expertly crafted living terrariums are on offer here, making it a place to find something much different from that damn ivy plant that keeps dying on your desk.
Nicholson-Hardie Garden & NurseryFounded in 1899, the folks at Nicholson-Hardie really know their plants. The current owners have been at work since 1974 and have developed a devoted following among serious gardeners. Even if you’re much more of a newbie, you could benefit from this kind of expertise. Whatever you’re looking for, the selection here might be a little overwhelming — ask an employee for a few plant recommendations to get you started, and heed that advice.
GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – Finding the time to make dessert for a get-together or celebration is sometimes a challenge, yet finding the time to decorate your creation is even more difficult.
Amber Rudder of Your Perfect Cake in Greenville is showing us an easy and affordable way to decorate cupcakes with homemade chocolate flowers.
Here’s what you’ll need:– Modeling chocolate– A knife– Rolling pin– Circle cookie cutter
To start, get your modeling chocolate in your desired colors and roll them out.
First, we’re going to make a calla lily.
Use a circle cookie cutter and cut through white chocolate. Then, roll together a little piece of yellow to make a tear drop shape. Place it on the circle.
“Take one end of your circle, fold it just over the base of the tear drop, and fold the other one back. Pinch and bend it back just a touch,” instructed Rudder.
To make a rose, take the rolled out chocolate you want and cut half circles.
“Just take one circle and roll it from edge to edge,” said Ru... http://wnct.com/2016/04/25/make-it-monday-decorative-chocolate-flowers/