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Garden Delights

By May 29, 2019 No Comments

By Meda Kessler
Photos by Aaron Dougherty

Forgive us for being flowery, but the Kimbell Art Museum’s upcoming Monet exhibit has filled us with a poetic longing for garden views. We’ve settled for blossoms on our desks, dining tables and nightstands.

Stephanie Bergmann of The Fox and Flower is a self-taught floral designer who loves using cut flowers from her own garden whenever possible. A member of the Fort Worth Garden Club, she’s an occupational therapist by day but has built up a steady following of individuals and businesses such as Fixe and Kendra Scott at The Shops at Clearfork, and Crude Craft Coffee Bar, thanks to her eye-catching arrangements and use of color. Here, she mixes large-petaled blooms with more compact flowers and spikey forms in a two-tone arrangement of purple and white. See more of her work at thefoxandflowers.com.

Anais stoneware side plates are rimmed in gold and hand-painted with vivid florals, $16 each at Anthropologie.

Actor Joel Grey reveals his camera skills and a love for flowers in The Flower Whisperer, a 120-page ode to blooms big and small. The introduction by his daughter, actress Jennifer Grey, reveals a long spiritual affair with flowers that began when he was a boy and still moves him at the age of 87. A skilled photographer, he celebrates each flower’s form with intimate portraits that showcase petals and stamens. The more abstract photos channel his love of painterly watercolors. A familiar sight at New York City’s flower market, Grey most likely can be spotted checking out his favorite bloom, the lily of the valley. $65, powerHouse Books, powerhouse.com.