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Virtual Floral Design How-To | Winter Wonderland

"There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions."

Korean Proverb

Luscious floral arrangement featuring white flowers with silver accentsBring some winter wonderment into your home while the snow dances outside.  Create an arrangement inspired by season's color palette, full of white and blue blooms with silver accents.

Ami Wilber helps you create a beautiful arrangement with step-by-step guidance and plenty of time to ask questions. Supplies are not included and The limited number of materials available for purchase from Hillwood are sold out. 


Participants who wish to follow along at home should gather the following materials: 

    • 5 stems blue delphinium (or 5 stems irises)
    • 1 bunch white tulips (or 5 stems white snapdragons)
    • 5 stems white ranunculus (or 7-10 stems white carnations or white roses)
    • 1 bunch white parrot tulips (or5 stems white lisianthus)
    • 5 stems helebores (or 5 stems buplerum)
    • 1/2 bunch italian ruscus (or 1/2 bunch eucalyptus)
    • 1/2 bunch lacinato kale (or 1/2 bunch curly kale)
    • a mercury glass compote bowl, approximately 5" in diameter and 7.5" tall
    • chicken wire to secure stems (9" x 12")
    • floral tape

Participants will also need water and scissors or floral shears (Ami prefers Saboten snips, model 1210). Materials are limited to twenty.

The limited number of materials available to order from Hillwood are sold out. Participants who ordered materials mustcollect them from Hillwood the morning of the program. Please note that Hillwood is not open to the public on Friday, February 4, but contact-free pickup is available in the visitor center between 10 a.m. and noon. If you have purchased materials from Hillwood in the past, please consider returning old flower buckets when you collect supplies.


This virtual workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. and is presented live via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to join with video; questions can be submitted via the chat feature. Please note that this workshop will be recorded. 

Registered participants will be emailed a link to join this Zoom program. To get started, please download Zoom on your chosen device and explore the Frequently Asked Questions


Ami WilberAmi Wilber became the floral and event décor designer at Hillwood in November 2016. Ami has over twenty-five years of experience as a floral designer. She received a bachelor's degree in fine art from Miami University of Ohio and a Master's of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts. Prior to joining Hillwood, Ami created sculptures and exhibited her installations at galleries and public spaces in Washington, D.C.