All posts tagged: events

Vihervuosi/The Green Year 2016

It’s always a great idea to focus more on everything green so the idea of a theme year for people to get inspired with plants and to improve their vicinity is awesome. This year it’s the fifth time The Green Year (in Finnish Vihervuosi) is celebrated and the main theme this time around is “Sustainable Finnish landscape”. There are different events all year around. This weekend I bumped into one of the year’s events called “Itupiilo” which is like a treasure hunt in different cities in Finland. It goes on from 31th of March to 3rd of April on Instagram and Facebook. Follow them and you get hints where to find exciting treasures related to plants. The point is that people get to know more about city gardening spaces and the close environment. What a cool idea! I’m definitely going to follow what other great events and happenings the year is going to give.   Mun mielestä on aina hyvä idea keskittyä vähän lisää kaikkeen vihreään, joten ajatus teemavuodesta, jonka avulla ihmiset voivat inspiroitua kasveista …

D for Delphinium (and Dior)

The whole fashion world is gathered in Paris at the moment and what a WOW!-moment it was yesterday when Dior had its fashion show. They had an amazing mountain covered with blue delphinium flowers in the courtyard of Louvre. I saw the pics and immediately the gardener/florist in me was intriqued: how is that possible, how many flowers are there, how are the flowers staying up, how many people they needed to make that possible? Because that mountain is a bit scary as well as beautiful. But I guess everything is possible for Dior and its designer Raf Simons. Alexandre de Betak, who oversees Dior’s show venues collaborated with Parisian florist Eric Chauvin to make Simons’ dream come true. But here’s some numbers: 300,000 delphinium stems 100 gardeners/workers to built everything up 15 semi-trucks to bring the scaffolding 18 meters high mountain Photos from here and here.   Koko muotimaailma on tällä hetkellä kokoontunut Pariisin muotiviikoille ja mikä VAU!-hetki se olikaan, kun Dior piti eilen illalla oman näytöksensä. Paikkana oli mahtava, sinisillä ritarinkannuksilla (Delphinium) päällystetty …

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Garden trends from Chelsea

  If you are a gardener and you have a regular job, you are the one to miss the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Because it’s always in the busiest time of the year for professional gardeners. This happened to me also. But nevertheless, I explored the show and its trends from the wonderful world of Internet and gathered my favorites. The main thing is definitely the fact that we are going to a more natural kind of feeling in our gardening world. Not so much strict and stiff gardening design but more forest and wilderness, accidents and surprises. I love it! Especially the green roofs and wild water elements are my favorites. Sounds like Scandinavia! Trends gathered from 1, 2, 3, 4.   Jos oot puutarhuri ja käyt säännöllisesti töissä, niin takuuvarmasti siä oot se, joka missaa joka kevät vuoden suurimman puutarhatapahtuman eli RHS Chelsea Flower Shown. Koska se järjestetään ammattipuutarhureiden vuoden kiireisimpään aikaan. Tämä tapahtui siis mullekin tänä vuonna. Mutta joka tapauksessa, tutkiskelin näyttelyn antia netin ihmemaan kautta ja keräsin omat suosikkini tänne. Selkeä päälinja …

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Competetive spring

Few years ago I got the chance to assist my friend at Finnish championship competition in floral design at Helsinki Exhibition Centre. It  was so exciting to see all those talented florists to challenge themselves. My job was easy: just calming down my friend, prepare the flowers for her and cleaning. But I got to see the most amazing flower arrangements! These pictures still inspire me so much and spring is the time for these competitions to bloom. This year there is going to be an Helsinki Open International Floristry competition at the Spring Fair. It takes place again at the Helsinki Exhibition Centre on Saturday March 28 2015. If you want to see truly talented people who work with flowers in the most fascinating ways, this is the place to go. Totally recommending. — Pari vuotta sitten mulle ilmaantui mahdollisuus avustaa ystävääni kukkasidonnan Suomen mestaruus -kilpailussa, jotka järjestettiin Helsingin Messukeskuksessa. Oli todella hienoa ja jännittävää päästä seuraamaan kaikkia niitä mahtavia floristeja haastamassa itseään. Oma osuuteni oli helppo: rauhoittelin ystävääni, valmistelin hänelle töissä käytettävät kukat …