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Springtime Project: Tussie Mussie

Posted on 04/26/2016 by Cathy Barnhardt

Learn how to create your own tussie mussie, inspired by fashions and the language of flowers during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). During this era, flowers were considered a more modest...

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Springtime Project: Olmsted Basket

Posted on 04/21/2016 by Cathy Barnhardt

Biltmore's gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as his last great commission. Gentleness, charm, and naturalness are keynotes of Olmsted's style. The picturesque and pastoral...

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“Undecorating” Biltmore House

Posted on 12/29/2015 by Cathy Barnhardt

It takes months of planning and preparation to set up Christmas at Biltmore, but our amazing Floral Designers "undecorate" in just two days! They've mastered the art of organizing and packing...

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7 Tips for Making Fresh Cut Flowers Last

Posted on 02/03/2015 by Cathy Barnhardt

Cathy Barnhardt, Floral Displays Manager, has spent 35 years at Biltmore and is nationally known for her work. She began her career in the estate’s greenhouse, but now handles everything "...

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Easy Ribbon Wreath for the Holidays

Posted on 12/10/2012 by Cathy Barnhardt Comments(3)

This is a favorite decorating project around here! A ribbon wreath is an easy and inexpensive project for the holidays. It is a great way to repurpose ribbons from past celebrations, making an...

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