Designing with Tulips at Filoli

March 30, 2019

Cost; $160- click on link above for tickets and registration

Take inspiration from the renowned bulb collections on display in Filoli’s spring garden where tulips are the stars of the show. Learn how to purchase, condition, and tame these challenging blooms that continuously change direction, open, and grow. Create a colorful arrangement bursting with bulb flowers and bring home your floral creation to enjoy.





THE POWER OF FLOWERS- a floral adventure

Collaborative book event with Cassie Winslow of Decotartelette at Bookshop Santa Cruz

May 8, 2019  – 7:00 PM

Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome two local authors for a dual event celebrating their new floral-inspired books. Cassie Winslow (Deco Tartelette) will present Floral Libations, her curated collection of 41 delightful recipes combining the playful creativity of fashion, the deliciousness of food, and the beauty of flowers in one gorgeous glass. Teresa Sabankaya (Bonny Doon Garden Company) will share The Posy Book, which features what have become her signature arrangement: posies. Inspired by the Victorian-era language of flowers, a posy is a small, round bouquet of flowers, herbs, and plants meant to convey a message, such as dahlias for gratitude, sunflowers for adoration, or thyme for bravery; she shares her favorites for every occasion! Both authors will share their expertise, a demonstration, and samples.


SPRING OPEN HOUSE- Saturday May 11, 2019  – 3-5 PM

TANCREDI & MORGEN, Carmel Valley, Ca

Author Reading and Floral Demonstration:
Join us 3-5pm as we welcome author Teresa Sabankaya and her new book The Posy Book: Garden Inspired Flower Bouquets that Tell a Story. Teresa will be signing books after an inspiring demonstration on how to make your own posy from beautiful garden flowers


Fresh Flower Wreaths at Filoli

May 16, 2019

$160 includes all the materials.  Lunch is optional add-on, click the link above for more details and to register.

Come join me at Filoli where we’ll be making these gorgeous fresh floral wreaths–and with NO FOAM!  Yay!  Sustainable floristry is always at the heart of all I do, so I’m so excited to share my techniques in creating a fresh wreath without the use of harmful micro-plastics found in the industry’s floral foam.

Also, I love the fact that this class is held in May.  For May-day and all month spring beauty, adorn your doors, kitchens, and everywhere else indoors with the glorious bounty of spring blooms!

Fresh Floral Wreath #nofoam














May 19, 2019

More details to follow…

May 28, 2019

THE POSY BOOK – presentation and book signing event at Books, Inc

Campbell, Ca

June 8, 2019

Book-signing and posy demo at Monterey Bay Greenhouse Grower’s Open House

more information TBD

June 15, 2019  at 12 noon

Book-signing and posy demonstration at Book Passage at the Ferry Building

June 20, 2019

Wine & Dine Hand-tied Bouquets at Filoli

Details to follow…

Slow Flowers SummitJoin Teresa in Minneapolis for the annual Slow Flowers Summit! July 1-2, 2019

The Slow Flowers Summit is a conference for creative professionals, thought leaders and pioneering voices in the progressive American-grown floral community.  Designed to stimulate curiosity, examine conventional assumptions and explore conscious and ethical practices in the floral industry, the Summit agenda asks speakers and audience members alike to inquire, inform, include, instigate and inspire.

Founder of, Debra Prinzing developed the SLOW FLOWERS SUMMIT as an a live, interactive component during American Flowers Week (June 28-July 4). Join SLOW FLOWERS’ doers and thinkers for a day of progressive ideas, connections and inspiration.

August 29, 2019

Book-signing and posy demonstration at Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, Tx

September 3, 2019

Let’s talk about gardens and posies! Listen in to the fabulous Central Texas Gardener Show in Austin, Tx