ROOMS OF BLOOMS
The Fourth Annual Greater Fox Valley Floral Show
February 28 – March 3 & March 7 – 10, 2013
Returning for the fourth annual presentation, the “Rooms of Blooms” floral show will be on view at the Paine Art Center and Gardens Thursday through Sunday, February 28 – March 3 and March 7 -10.
As in the initial years, the Paine’s interiors will be bursting with floral arrangements and creations. From single artistic arrangements to elaborate table settings and entire room installations, the show will be an extraordinary delight of spectacular sights and aromas.
The annual “Rooms of Blooms” presentation celebrates the art of floral design within the ornate rooms of the historic Paine mansion. The show features over one hundred artistic fresh flower arrangements and more floral creations by the most talented designers in the region. The beautiful floral creations are inspired by artworks on display at the Paine and the exquisite décor of the mansion.
Mark your calendar and make plans to visit “Rooms of Blooms: The Fourth Annual Greater Fox Valley Floral Show” to experience the breathtaking wonder of flowers as art.
Feb 28 – Mar 3 & Mar 7 – 10
Thurs, 11 am – 4 pm
Fri, 10 am – 7 pm
Sat, 10 am – 7 pm
Sun, 11 am – 4 pm
$11 Adult, $7 Youth (5-17)
*$2 off 4-7 pm on Fri & Sat
Preview and Brunch
Offered the two Saturday mornings of the floral show, the special "Rooms of Blooms: Preview and Brunch" begins with a morning reception in the historic mansion. Wander the many rooms of the house and see the dozens of floral arrangements and displays while enjoying a selection of delicious bites and beverages. Then, enjoy a scrumptious, seated brunch amidst the extraordinary floral installation in the Paine's new conservatory.
Saturdays, March 2 & 9, 2013
8:00-9:00 am – Preview reception in the mansion
9:00-10:30 am – Brunch in the conservatory
$50 ($35 Paine Member)
Price includes admission to floral show for the day, preview reception in the mansion, brunch in the conservatory, and gratuity. Proceeds support the Paine.
Please call (920) 235-6903 ext. 28 to make your reservation and payment with credit card. Payment is due at the time of making a reservation. Reservations must be received by noon the Monday before the brunch.
Floral designers who are featured in Rooms of Blooms and other industry professionals are presenting educational programs each Friday and Saturday throughout the day. Learn about the art of floral arranging as well as many other topics related to flowers, gardens, landscaping, and entertaining.
Friday, March 1
Noon: Aaron Sherer and Sheila Glaske, Paine Art Center and
“Through the Conservatory Windowpane: A Sneak-Peak
at New Formal Garden Plans for the Paine”
Artist renderings for the vision of a new formal garden outside the windows of the newly constructed conservatory are just the beginning. What the future holds for this landscape will provide a canvas for floral creativity in a structured space.
2:00 pm: Leanne Bloedow, Hrnak’s Flowers & Gifts,
To those who lived in the Victorian era, flowers spoke a language of their own. Join Leanne for a floral demonstration of the classic and romantic beauty of florals that reaches across time and speaks a universal language to all.
4:00 pm: Anita Carpenter,
“Butterflies and Birds; How to
Invite Them to Your Garden”
Join this biologist and Audubon Society member for a wealth of ideas on plantings and tricks to get more butterflies and birds to visit your garden.
Saturday, March 2
Noon: Jim Kolb, House of Flowers,
“Hop to it!”
Easter floral, décor, and more. Jim will share the latest and greatest designs in flowers, plants, and home décor for Spring and the Easter holiday.
2:00 pm: Roy Anne Moulton, Master Gardener, “Gardens of a Bygone Era”
Tour eastern American gardens for a glimpse of life among the elite during Victorian times. Roy Anne shares all the classic glory of a romantic era when landscaping became an art.
4:00 pm: Chad Muche, Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center,
of 2012… Best Plans for 2013”
From annuals to perennials to trees and shrubs, Chad will explain what the "hottest plants" of 2012 were. Learn what flew off the shelves and what stood up in an abnormally hot year. Then, plan a winning garden for your home this season. There will be a drawing for a $10 gift certificate for attendees.
Friday, March 8
Noon: Fransiska Kolb, House of Flowers,
“A Taste of the Tropics”
Fran will feature gorgeous tropical blooms and plant techniques to incorporate into your next event, wedding or reception. In addition to these special events, see how you can bring a tropical influence into home décor as well.
2:00 pm: Patti Holtman, Hrnak’s Flowers & Gifts,
“Spring has Sprung”
Who cares what the calendar says? Spring is always in bloom with flowers decorating your home or office. Join Patti for a demonstration of floral highlights that will brighten your surroundings.
4:00 pm: Chef Ryan Nolan,
“Fresh From the Garden Gourmet”
The flowers, herbs and plants that are an interesting part of our gardens become just as attractive and appealing in our food. Join renowned Chef Ryan Nolan for a demonstration of garden inspired easy-to-make gastronomic delights.
Saturday, March 9
Noon: Jamie Hemenway & Barbra Bushman, Mayflower Greenhouse,
Mayflower Greenhouse designers Jamie and Barbra will show you sultry easy-growing succulents to warm up these winter days. Demonstrations are designed to show how to enhance the beauty of your indoor and outdoor spaces. Join us!
2:00 pm: Chad Muche & Anne Koenigs, Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden
“Secrets of Container Gardening”
Anne and Chad will provide many ideas for container gardening and will demonstrate how to build a container planting from start to finish. You will get to find out just how the professionals at Stuarts Landscaping and Garden Center create beautiful containers to enjoy all season. There will be a drawing for a $10 gift certificate for attendees.
4:00 pm: Cathy Spiegelberg, Premier Petals, “Garden Party Chic”
Cathy is throwing a garden party and invites everyone to a behind-the-scenes show of the most marvelous and marvelously simple ideas on how to set the scene for a grand and fun event. Learn how to make balloon flowers with an exotic, porcelain-like look, embellish chairs and so much more. It’s party-time!
All programs are free with paid admission (free for Paine members) to the floral show and no pre-registration is required. Programs will be presented in the Carriage House located at the back of the property and will last about one hour.
On Sunday afternoons, spend time among the floral installation in the Paine’s conservatory listening to the music of Nancy Kaphaem and friends. A member of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, Algoma Club group and a wedding ceremony music virtuoso, Nancy fills the space with beautiful sounds of her string instruments. The musical programs in the conservatory are offered Sundays, March 3 and 10, from 11:45 am – 3:45 pm.
In conjunction with Rooms of Blooms, the Paine is pleased to present a special series of programs for children in the Family Discovery Gallery related to flowers and gardening. The drop-in programs are offered 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays. The programs are geared for children ages 5-12, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Branching Out, Appleton
Ebb and Flow Flowers, Green Bay
Goin’ to Pot Orchids & Repotting Service, Neenah
Holiday Florist, Winneconne
Memorial Florists and Greenhouses, Appleton
Premier Petals, Weyauwega
Twigs Floral Gallery & Silhouettes, Green Bay
Fleur Couture, Oshkosh
House of Flowers, Oshkosh
Tamara’s The Cake Guru, Oshkosh
Twigs Floral Gallery and Silhouettes, Green Bay
Victoria Holzer Interiors, Oshkosh
The Wreath Factory of Menasha & Plymouth
Oshkosh Garden Club
John Furkin, Oshkosh Artist
Nicci Martin, Fond du Lac Artist
Jan White Moon, Green Lake Artist
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