By Tony Medlock
My love of architecture, particularly Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in southwest Pennsylvania, inspired this floral design. I wanted it to feature a lot of texture and multiple varieties of flowers and elements for added interest. There is also hyacinth for fragrance. The lily grass runs through the arrangement for continuity.
Flowers and materials featured: Blackberries on the stem, flowering grevillea, pyrus japonica, viburnum berry, snowball viburnum, succulents, amaranthus, craspedia, lily grass, dianthus, solid aster, hyacinth, allium, green hypericum, dendrobium and cymbidium orchids
About the Florist: Tony Medlock
Tony is the creation team leader and president of PJ’s Flowers & Events in Phoenix. His floral designs have been featured at the Philadelphia International Flower Show, the Phoenix Art Museum, and several other national functions including five Rose Parades. His floral creations have been published in Phoenix Home and Garden, Architectural Digest, international books and floral publications. He is a member of the American Academy of Floriculture, American Institute of Floral Designers, Professional Floral Communicators-International and is an Arizona Master Florist. He also led the floral decorations team for two of the Society of American Florists’ annual conventions. Tony won the Summer VaseOff! Challenge in July 2012.