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Former White House florist Laura Dowling on garden show, time with Obamas

Former White House florist Laura Dowling on garden show, time with Obamas

Laura Dowling has a whole new meaning to the term "flower power." 

The former head florist at the White House said she believes the colorful plants have the potential to communicate meaningful messages. And she used this concept while working from 2009 to 2015 with first lady Michelle Obama on flower decor at the White House. Drawing inspiration from the French style, Dowling has made floral design her art form. 

And the artist will give demonstrations at the Maryland Home and Garden Show on Saturday and Sunday, providing a behind-the-scenes peek at the decor she used at the White...

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