Since today is the first day of Spring, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about flowers and mention my new friend Karen Hsu of Grandiflora. I recently went to Bouquets to Art at the De Young Museum to see how innovative florists can create amazing arrangements inspired by the fine arts. The show sadly only lasts a week due to the short life of the fresh flowers, but hey, if you are thinking in wedding terms, they only need to last a few days! After the show I was thoroughly ispired and anxious to meet florists in the Bay Area that are doing something different. Here are just a few examples of Karen Hsu's work that is inspired from her training in ikebana, an ancient Japanese art of floral arrangement, that emphasizes on the sculptural composition in design.