Thursday, June 17, 2010

Transition to Facebook

After careful consideration, I am transitioning my writings and posts to a Facebook page that we have created for Twigery - Michael Merritt Floral Art. I appreciate your readership over this last year or so, but believe that the Facebook platform allows much more flexibility in reaching out and being a bit more creative.

Please visit us on the
Facebook page - and sign up there!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Twigery's Deux Chaveau in a catalog!

Our "two horses" (the Twigery Citroen Deux Chevaux) and a beautiful lady will be featured in the upcoming Norm Thompson catalog.

Last week models and photographers from Norm Thompson catalog were in Carmel-by-the-Sea shooting photos for an upcoming catalog. Our Citroen 2CV lured them to the Twigery to be featured in their catalog.

Look for the Charleston in a catalog coming your way.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Three T's in Floral Design Class - May 21


Michael Merritt, AIFD, CFD, offers a one-on-one floral design class in the Twigery Gardens, May 21, 2010 at 9:30am.

Bring your creativity, knife and shears to learn floral design using natural materials. Class size limited so make your reservations early. $150 per person, includes flowers and container and a beautiful floral arrangement.

Class lasts approximately two hours - refreshments served.

Call Twigery at 831-626-TWIG (8944) to reserve your place.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Twigery in the Garden

Spring has arrived! Thank goodness.

I am so tired of the rain. It is great to have some warm sunshine for a change. I know, I know that we need the rain, but enough already.

Finally, the garden has been changed to depict the beginning which spring reflects.

Classes will be starting in the next month. So if you are so inclined to want to take a class in floral design, send an email to, and you will be notified when the classes will be held. Also, if you are interested in learning a certain aspect of floral design, let me know.

If nothing else, just stop by to say hello when you are in Carmel.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's a dog's life

Carmel is a haven for dogs. It seems everyone has a dog, and the town caters to all the tourists’ dogs.

This article - Dog town: Carmel redefines dog-friendly vacations - appeared in the San Jose Mercury over the weekend and gives a feel for the receptiveness that Carmel has for these four-legged pets.

I am mentioned in the article when unbeknownst to me the writer of the article is on a walking tour through our studio and is commenting about how Carmel loves dogs. I then make my comment “ when I die I want to come back as a Carmel dog”.

Carmel is just a great dog community. In a previous blog, I wrote about a family of golden retrievers that visit us.

Any dog that comes through the studio is offered a treat. Of course, we ask their master’s permission first. So when you are in Carmel, stop by the studio for a look, a treat and pet for your furry friend!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Designs

Michael has been doing some designs for customers decorating for the holidays. We thought you might like to see some of them. Click on an image for a larger view (in a new tab/window).

Drop in and say hello!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Modesto Garden Club

Some members of the Modesto (California) Garden Club who attended Michael's presentation and demonstation earlier this month sent us some picutres of the event. We thought we would share them with you. (Click on an image for a larger view.)

Michael arrives with the raw materials.

Putting the finished touches on an arrangement.

One of the arrangements.