April 24, 2012

horticultural mecca

i swear, florida is the horticutural mecca.  every time I visit there, I am in awe. I love seeing all the plants I know as houseplants used in the landscaping. flowers all year round, and sweet smells of jasmine in april. we visited mounts botanical gardens where i took just a few photos of some of the houseplants that infiltrate the sunshine state.

crotons:
asparagus fern:
caladium:
dwarf philodendrum:

twelve apostle's iris:
coral cactus:
jade:
and a big old staghorn fern:
 

April 20, 2012

found friday: michelle tavares


It's been a while since i've done found friday, so here it is! Michelle Tavares' pretty watercolor and ink Poppies. She has a lot of other gorgeous work too so be sure to check out her etsy shop. The painting reminds me of this song I've been hearing around recently. Where have they been for the past decade?? Im pretty sure the song is not about pretty poppy flowers though....

happy fin de semana

April 19, 2012

back to life, back to reality


we had a lovely little family vacation in palm beach gardens, florida visiting my husbands family. these photos are from a botanical garden there. my girls loved the flowers and butterflies everywhere and in the last photo were leaning over with their Papi looking at turtles swimming. now its back to reality :/

April 12, 2012

featured in reader's digest



I've been featured in the May 2012 issue of Reader's Digest (!) . My mom called me the day she got her magazine in the mail which was right in the beginning of April and read to me what it said. Idaho must be ahead of the game because I could not get a hold of a copy in Jersey for what seemed like an eternity. I am currently vacationing in sunny south Florida and finally I ran my sandy bum into a barnes and noble and got my hands on this copy.
Check out page 35 if you get it. If not, check it out next time you are waiting in a doctors office or the check out line. Back to much needed vacationing.. no more posts until I get back!

also a link to the article on-line with a few more photos here

April 2, 2012

new in shop: honey, blanca and rosie


mother's day is just around the corner! Here is my 2012 Mother's Day flower collection... Honey, Blanca and Rosie. I hope you like them. They can be purchased through my shop and sent directly to your mother with a card message. You can purchase them early and request to hold shipping until closer to mother's day too.


honey: a posy of golden honey dried flowers designed with golden yellow hydrangea, soft cream parchment paper flowers, craspedia flowers (aka billy buttons/ billy balls) and dried button flowers in a handmade refined ceramic vessel. It is available here.



blanca: a posy of soft white, gray and yellow flowers styled with soft preserved cream hydrangea, gray seeded eucalyptus leaves, grain florettes, cream sola flowers, button flowers and yellow craspedia (aka billy buttons/ billy balls) designed in a handmade refined ceramic vessel. It is available here.



rosie: a posy of garden flowers in champagne, rose , yellow and cream colors designed using champagne colored preserved hydrangea, preserved cream roses, yellow craspedia (aka billy buttons, billy balls), grain florettes and dried rosie pink pepper berries in a handmade refined ceramic vessel. It is available here.
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