Flower Magazine

JUL-AUG 2018

Browse "flower" to learn techniques from established and up-and-coming designers, be inspired by the floral decor of weddings, galas, and flower and garden shows, and infuse your lifestyle with chic floral fashion and home decor.

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Margot Shaw EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SDG, THERE ARE SOME who cross our path, and our lives are changed for the better, forever. Jane Sloan was such a person in my life. When we introduced Flower in Nashville, I was given her name by in-the-know locals as someone who would be interested and enthusiastic and who could help in all kinds of ways. From the inception of our friendship, Jane and I were simpatico, sharing a love of flowers, gardens, beauty, laughter, and all things French. I knew immediately that we would be friends for life, and I quickly invited her to join our advisory board. Of course, she accepted and proceeded to contribute to the growth of Flower like it was her job. Jane was an early and enduring force for the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville and a quietly brilliant flower arranger, among many other talents. When I think of her, I see her schlepping flower buckets and shepherding the floral talent around the Show or loading up her car to flower the altar at St. George's or for some lucky bride on her big day. I hear her answering my call, always launching into something laudatory about the magazine, dispensing with pleasantries, just eager to lob out something encouraging. I also hear her praising her beloved husband, Ben, and her beautiful, loving children, Benson and Mollie. But always, she would want to know about me, my life, my world. When word got out that we had lost her, the phrase that permeated the text threads, emails, and phone calls I received was, "Nashville is reeling." I couldn't have said it better, and I imagine it will apply for a long while. I know it will in my case. Jane was a giver, a doer, a promoter of other people and their talents. She was humble, earnest, true blue, and a good egg. 10 | J U LY/A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 WATERING CAN Get the Flower email newsletter! Sign up at flowermag.com/news. Follow us wateringcan@flowermag.com or Letters to the Editor Flower magazine P.O. Box 530645 Birmingham, AL 35253 Please send your comments, triumphs, challenges & questions to: Match pewter 1.5-quart watering can, handmade in Italy, $630, match1995.com JANE SLOAN

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