Bubbles and Blooms

Do you love to entertain, plant a vegetable garden or make beautiful floral arrangements? Don’t miss the First Annual Bubbles and Blooms Festival at Gloria Ferrer Winery on April 9, 2016.

Image solving your entertaining DIY projects while enjoying a glass of Gloria Ferrer’s award-winning sparkling wine and tidbits from local chef, Beth Sogaard. Beth will be preparing Lobster Stuffed Mini Potatoes, Duck and Gingered Vegetable “Springrolls”, Scallop Skewers, Curry Station, Samosas Deconstructed and much more.  I can’t wait to try pairing these morsels with Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Wines to find new options for my next party.

Flower Magazine, the nation’s only floral lifestyle publication, inspires, educates, and entertains readers with a point of view that stems from seeing the world through a botanical lens.  The Flower Magazine experts will be on hand to demostrate creative floral arranging, displays, wreaths, and more.  In one of their recent articles, Flower Magazine author, Bobby McApline talks about how he integrates houses within landscape and a garden’s role in architecture. They always inspire me to incorporate my garden into entertaining plans whether it is for an indoor floral arrangement or planning a garden party.


At Bubbles and Bloom Festival there will be a Floral Arranging Presentation with Kiana Underwood of Tulipina and Flower Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Margot Shaw. Kiana Underwood, one of the most sought-after floral designers in the United States, will tell her story on how she became the distinguished floral artist and inspiration she is today. Join with Ms. Underwood and Ms. Shaw to learn how to create the most stunning floral arrangements with their insider tips.

Sunset Magazine Senior Garden Editor, Johanna Silver, will reveal Sunset Magazines’ new Test Garden. Get the inside scoop on this inpirational space that will soon be the roadmap for gardens around the country. Stay for a little Q&A to discuss tips on best practices, design shortcuts and so much more. 

Local experts will also be on hand to steer you in the right direction for spring flower/vegetable gardens and outdoor living spaces that consider the Northern California climate and soils. These experts know Northern California and can turn that knowledge into practical advice. Deborah Thomas from Sonoma Mission Gardens will delight you with her humorous approach to planting and demonstrate how to create gorgeous flower filled baskets and containers in her container gardening seminar.  Additional local experts will cover topics from seed planting techniques to wreaths and leis.

Still need more inspiration, then peruse the on-site garden market for plants and fresh arrangements to get you started enhancing your home. You can look like a professional with minimum effort.

Listen to live music by Ragtime Sullivan Duo while you enjoy another glass of Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine. Have a little fun at the Photo Selfie Station, feast your eyes on one of a kind Floral Art Showpieces, make your own wine cork succulent magnets, ask any garden related questions at the Garden Expert booth, and get a chance to win glorious Raffle Prizes.

This is a not-to-be-missed event. Cheers to Spring!

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