Teresa Sabankaya will present an entertaining and interactive look at how the historical language of flowers can be used to create a posy - a small round bouquet of flowers and herbs that are chosen based on their meanings to convey a message, such as love, happiness and friendship. A gifted grower, designer, and keeper of floral meanings or ‘floriography’, Teresa will introduce the history of the language of flowers and demonstrate step-by-step instructions for making posies.
Teresa began her flower business in 1999 by growing her own assortment of boutique cut flowers, and consequently, her thriving flower studio in Santa Cruz, California was created. Teresa is one of the most innovative floral designers in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area and her love of, or rather obsession with, the language of flowers spawned her creation of the modern-day Posy.
As well as being an instructor of floral design Teresa is a pioneer of the Slow Flowers movement by practicing the far-fetched idea of using flowers, herbs and greenery grown in her garden to incorporate into her floral designs at her retail store and her wedding floral work.
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Sherman Library & Gardens Virtual Lecture Series Presenting Sponsor: South Coast Plaza