Spring floral ideas

March 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Simple, creative and affordable ideas to add color to your life from Mark Field, florist and owner of Mark's Garden.

Spring Flower Tips

  • Arrange bulb flowers together
  • Don't mix too many colors or kinds of flowers to start
  • Don't forget something fragrant like hyacinth or narcissus
  • Heighten the look of a white arrangement with green flowers.
  • Don't forget a "take along" bouquet when you go visiting.

About the 25th Anniversary Bouquets to Art
Mark Held, of the celebrated floral design studio MARK'S GARDEN in Los Angeles, is a guest speaker at the de Young Museum in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 17 as part of the 25th Anniversary Bouquets to Art.

Bouquets to Art is the largest fundraiser held to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and is one of the country's premier floral events. It features 150 floral exhibitions displayed in the de Young's galleries from March 17-March 21 along with a high-profile speakers' program, lunches and teas open to the public.

When Hollywood plans events, MARK'S GARDEN is often at the helm. Held and his design team just completed the floral décor for the Academy Awards Governors Ball for their 16th year. Dubbed "the celebrity florist" by Entertainment Tonight, Held has designed floral creations for high-profile weddings of Ellen DeGeneres, Heidi Klum and just recently, the pop singer Fergie.

His presentation at Bouquets to Art will demonstrate elements in his recent book, Fabulous Parties, co-authored with partner Richard David and Peggy Dark of The Kitchen in Pasadena, CA. He will share secrets of creating the perfect ambience for entertaining with flowers and other visual elements.

Organized and produced by the volunteer members of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, and with generous support by community donors and museum staff, Bouquets to Art raises funds for special exhibitions, acquisitions, and education programs. For more information visit: www.bouquetstoart.org .

About Mark Held
Mark Held is known for creating the floral décor for some of Los Angeles' most prestigious events. For the past sixteen years, MARK'S GARDEN® has been the exclusive florist of the Academy Awards® Governors Ball. In early 2008, he published his first book, Fabulous Parties, co-written with partner Richard David and Hollywood caterer Peggy Dark of The Kitchen. The book is a dazzling collection of gourmet recipes and floral designs offering readers advice on how to create their own stylish celebrations.

Considered by many to be the "florist of the stars," he created the decor for the high-profile weddings of rock star Fergie and actor Josh Duhamel, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz; Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley; Heidi Klum and Seal; Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale; Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley and Adam Sandler and Jackie Titone. With many couples tying the knot in front of television cameras, Held was selected to create the spectacular décor for the fairytale wedding of Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter on ABC. A favorite of Oprah Winfrey's, MARK'S GARDEN® created the floral décor for her 50th Birthday Party in Los Angeles in addition to designing the lavish arrangements for Oprah's televised Fantasy Wedding special. He was named a "Wedding Trendsetter for 2006" by Modern Bride magazine. His regular clientele includes an extensive list of Hollywood celebrities, top fashion designers, business leaders and political notables.

Over the years, MARK'S GARDEN has been tapped to create the floral décor for many of Los Angeles' most celebrated events. In 2008, he designed the décor for the opening of the new Contemporary art wing of the Los Angeles County Art Museum, the opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic season at Disney Hall and the opening of the Los Angeles Opera season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Held is a popular guest on television shows and is a much sought after speaker giving lectures on the art of floral design and elegant entertaining.

For more information, visit www.marksgarden.com.