Alameda County Fairgrounds
APRIL 7 – 10, 2022



Join Teresa at the Floral Pavilion:
Sunday, April 10th, 12:30 pm


Teresa will demonstrate how to make two different Posies; one with materials collected from a ‘forage’ with various sentiments, and the second with materials purchased from a local flower shop and/or grocery store consumer bunch. She will share tips on how and why we should source local, flower prepping techniques, and then Posy construction—how do you get it to look like a Posy? It’s not difficult! Just a few wise tips and a little practice, anyone can make your Posy picture-perfect, highly memorable and the most beautiful thing you’ve ever gifted someone! Beautiful sentiment tags, ribbons and containers are discussed and combined with actual visual examples. We’ll discuss how the language of flowers can be incorporated into our lives today. This is an open-discussion part of the presentation, and always fun to get the audience involved in sharing ideas and their own Posy recipes.

Immediately following her presentation Teresa will be signing her new book "The Posy Book", published by The Countryman Press

Teresa Sabankaya is widely considered to be one of the most innovative florists in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area. Teresa has exhibited her floral art at the annual ‘Bouquets to Art’ exhibition at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, the National Trust Filoli Estate in Woodside, and various other floral design and garden shows.  In 1999 Teresa began her retail floral, garden and gift boutique, Bonny Doon Garden Company, in Santa Cruz, California.  Growing her own assortment of boutique cut flowers, her floral designs have a unique style and elegant garden appeal. Teresa’s designs carry a chic and nostalgic feel, exquisite high-end blooms that were just gathered from the garden.  Teresa has been featured in Amy Stewart’s bestselling Flower Confidential.  Her work has been covered by Elle Magazine, Money Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle and numerous features in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.  She will be featured in the 2018 special edition of Country Gardens magazine, where her Language of Flowers Bridal Posies will be highlighted.  Posies have been featured in such media as CBS Sunday Morning and The New York Times. Her Posy in your Pocket Presentations has been highly attended at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show since 2016 as well as the Monterey Home and Garden Expo, Filoli Estate and numerous garden clubs and nurseries.

A farmer-florist from the start and now a widely-known pioneer in the flower and floristry industry, Teresa is a Certified Green Gardener, a member of Slow Flowers, an online directory of florists and growers who are committed to using American grown flowers,, as well as the California State Floral Association.