Vampire Bill Bouquet

dual-gender-bouqetGRAND ST, Brooklyn: My good friend and talented floral designer, Lea Wells, was just featured on Black Book for her design approach to masculine or duel gendered “flower” arrangements. Check it out here:

http://www.leablum.com/

http://www.blackbookmag.com/article/flower-power-a-masculine-floral-arrangement-from-williamsburgs-sprout-home/10292

I happened to drop by Sprout Home just before the bouquet went out and I must say this image hardly does it justice. We dubbed it Vampire Bill because I pictured it’s sophistication and texture on the mantel of a gentleman with fine, seasoned and timeless tastes. Inspired by Lea’s talents I set out on my own and experimented with what I had growing in my garden to create a manly statement that could be displayed with pride on the dinning room table I share with my ever so masculine boyfriend, Bradley. The result is the Lettuce Bouquet:

IMG_0790Radish blooms gone to seed, romaine, a french heirloom lettuce and a spotted leaf from a houseplant. More of a still life really, and much more delicate and temporary than Lea’s. Certainly not as majestic, maybe I should call it the Huck Finn Bouquet as it screams of summer naivety and young things. It was quickly turned into salad.

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One Response to “Vampire Bill Bouquet”

  1. lea blum Says:

    Hey Thanks! I agree that photo with the acid green background makes it spooky in all the wrong ways- like a UFO not Vampire. Your bouquet is masculine, and delicious.
    Our two Brad’s should be very proud…

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