can we please fast forward to june so i can have buckets full of bearded iris again? the scent just slays me, and i love the pure seasonality of the blooms–they are only available for a few weeks, and really, one should only procure them locally. these were from one of my favorite farms in [...]
please excuse my blogging absence. once again, here i am, making it up to you with peonies. i suspect that if i offered peonies by way of apology every time, you lot would have me slacking off more often. there’s more fluffy goodness over on facebook, hint hint. the holiday weekend was wonderful, a [...]
these are not those pretty butterflies that flit from flower to flower, happily drunk on nectar. they’re the kind in your tummy. in two days, i get to come together with an incredible group of women (and a couple very obliging men) to take some pictures and eat some ice cream. no big deal. [...]
i came to floral design in a roundabout sort of way. before i snipped stems and made bouquets, i trekked through the forests and wetlands around oregon staring wide-eyed at wildflowers. my major in college was biology, but only because the university didn’t have a botany program. much of my focus was given over to [...]
on sunday afternoon, we hiked to the top of mt. pisgah. the day was perfect for it, not raining, but not too hot. predictably, i wanted to do nothing but ogle the flowers. western buttercups oregon iris fawn lily shooting stars and camas houndstongue and some fantastic fungus for good measure all the usual [...]
maybe you saw this on facebook the other day. i love feathers. some florists will turn their noses up at this and say they are over the trend, or perhaps claim to be purists when it comes to arrangements–flowers and foliage only. i happen not to care. if it’s pretty, and these definitely are, i’ll [...]
cool blues and creamy whites, just begging for a puff of pink flowers. i have plans for these pretties later this week. don’t forget how badly you’ve always wanted a pet dinosaur. or pitch the t-rex and just love the plants. it won’t hurt my feelings.