What I'm calling the "Buffalo Winter Floral Project" was inspired the week before Christmas 2015 where I put together 8 arrangements and randomly passed them about in the neighborhood to allies and associates I came across in my travels. First off, it was enjoyable. Secondly, the winter is a time for practice and collaboration. Floral offers the opportunity to demonstrate landscape and design ideas on a microscopic scale - as a starting point. But, engaging in any open process is always going to lead one to advance their skills and thinking.
My plan is to invest one 1/2 day of work per week through the winter - approximately 10 weeks - to put materials together and again share them in the neighborhood as gifts. Minimally, we will be able to bring some green to the neighborhood through the winter. What I am able to learn in the process is to be seen. I imagine weekly projects to be based on foraging and complemented with sourced florals - but, keeping expenses minimal will certainly be part of the thinking.
Week 2 began this past Friday (January 8th, 2016).
Landscape designer and Proprietor of Buffalo Horticulture