April's design of the month, Lakeside, is inspired by the bright minds and personalities of the youth in Iowa City. As Spring arrives, it is hard to miss the sudden rush of energetic children playing outside when driving by any elementary school. One 3rd grade class at Grant Wood Elementary, off of Lakeside Dr., is especially bright in the eyes of our emerging designer, Maddie, who spends every Wednesday afternoon working with and learning from these wonderful individuals as a part of her Elementary Education Program at the University of Iowa.
"I could not have been more blessed with the group of students I was assigned to work with for my first semester in the UI Teacher Education Program. Every student in my class has a bright mind and amazingly colorful personality. I was beyond excited to have them as inspiration for Lakeside, and with the guidance of local store owner Tamy, I was able to capture and represent their beautiful personalities in the vibrant arrangement.
"For Lakeside I chose to create a piece with a bright color scheme in hopes to encourage warm spring weather and celebrate the diverse and colorful minds of my students. The simple design of Lakeside allows for the bold coral roses to stand out against the velvety lavender stock, while the soft peach carnations and fuchsia tulips complement one another against the rich greenery with touches of dainty Parvifolia eucalyptus to finish the arrangement.
"Lakeside" will be a featured design on our website this April and will be available in our store's display cooler! Check back next month to see May's featured floral creation!
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