Martha Stewart is a successful business woman, author, television personality and one of my idols. It is National Garden Month and Martha is certainly the QUEEN of gardening. On Thursday, April 5th I got to see this amazing lady up close and personal and learned so much.
To celebrate the release of her 90th book, Martha and her co-author Kevin Sharkey hosted a floral demo at Macy's in NYC (followed by a book signing). I had front row access to see this gardening maven in action. Martha and Kevin demonstrated a few different types of floral arrangements using some pieces form Martha's collection. My favorite floral piece used a cupcake stand (pictured below). They also explained techniques for conditioning flowers such as burning the end of stems of flowers like Poppies or using a hammer to pound the stem of Lilacs. Apparently Lilacs are Martha's favorite. Also, FUN FACT, Martha grows a ton of cat nip. Sounds like she is a crazy cat lady like myself.
I definitely lack a green thumb, so it was nice to learn some simple tips and tricks. It was certainly so surreal to see Martha Stewart in person and she totally inspired me to want to make a floral arrangement of my own.