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10313287_10155523250880298_8553017748195113463_nIs there anything more beautiful than a perfect bouquet of flowers? Obsessed with this. What a lucky Bride!

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Spring is here! Officially.

Spring rain
conveyed under the trees
in drops.

–Matsuo Bashō

Today I thought I’d write about ikebana. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. This time-honored art form encapsulates the essence of nature and humanity combined.

Ikebana likes to enhance not so much the flower itself, but the body of the plant, i.e. stems and leaves, with particular emphasis on shape, line, and form.

With discipline and restraint, the artist’s creative expression comes to life. With complementing shapes, colors, and form, the true nature of the artist appears. The minimalistic approach is centered on the three points of a triangle, representing heaven, earth and man or the sun, the moon and earth.

Practitioners of this ancient Japanese method prefer to do it absolute silence, so that they may better listen to the plants and their surroundings, as they reflect on human nature.

So remember, every now and then to have a silent moment. Nature is speaking.

For more information, check out this site.

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“Spring, the sweet spring,”

by Thomas Nash is a lovely poem embodying the spirit of the season.

As the snow thaws, the city around us is getting ready for the estimated 1.5 million tourists about to descend on us for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, beginning March 22. While the exact blossoming of the trees is not a perfect science, the trees are expected to be in peak bloom April 6-8 this year.

There are many events that go along with the blossoming of the cherry trees. From large scale galas like the Pink Tie Party at the Ronald Reagan Building to smaller, privately thrown garden parties, DC is full of social gatherings. And Greenworks is here to help you make the best of them with our beautiful creations.

Along with our design team, we will turn your visions into masterpieces.

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Happy Holidays

For years Greenworks has been lighting and decking the halls of homes and hotels of D.C. These are some of our favorites we wanted to share with you. 

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You will find this tree in the lobby of the Willard Intercontinental. If you take a good look you will see the White House Christmas ornaments passed down through the years.Image

This year a tree full of wishes could be found entering the Ritz Carlton Downtown. It was quickly bare as guests granted Christmas cheer.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Greenworks!

Summer Bash!

Greenworks would like to share that we had such an amazing experience sponsoring the AMPs (Association of Meeting Professionals) Sail into Summer meeting last week at Hotel Monaco-Alexandria. This was AMP’s final monthly meeting of the year and it was an awesome way to start the Summer out right with a “Summer Bash”! The evening began around 5pm in Hotel Monaco’s Outdoor Terrace where there was plenty of networking opportunities, fantastic food, entertainment, and amazing raffling drawing.

It was a lovely afternoon for Greenworks to set up and enjoy the arrangements that complimented the Nautical theme. We made sure to jazz up the patio with our stunning creations and were so pleased to hear that everyone loved them! 

Check out these pictures below:

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Spring Awakening

Now that Valentine’s Day is over, Greenworks is gearing up for the Spring Season with all the major events coming up from the Cherry Blossom Festival and Easter to Proms and Mothers Day! Greenworks is your one-stop shop to everything flowers and we are happy to announce that we will be donating some floral arrangments for the Prom Expo 2013 on April 6th at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Attend the show and get a chance to win a certificate for a free boutonniere for your Prom day! Check out details below:

http://www.dclibrary.org/promexpo2013#Expo

We will be updating you with all the Spring events coming up on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so please be on the look out!

Holiday Inspirtation

Tiny holiday Christmas trees (real or artificial) can give any room a festive feel to it! Give a personalized flower arrangement, ornament, nutcracker or menorah to the special people in your life. All three of our locations have just what you need to give off a holiday feel to any themed room. Just as Calvin Coolidge says, “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

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Fall is Finally Here!

Fall is finally here everyone! The leaves are changing, the wind is breezy and the weather is actually cooling off! Greenworks is ready for the season with plenty of Autumn arrangements to choose from, sunflower galore, and don’t forget about mini pumpkins!! It’s that time of year again to start decorating your houses, apartments, offices, etc. with orange pumpkins, white pumpkins, green pumpkins and more! Check out what we did with our window display and office decorations!!