The most incredible eye candy!!!
For 3 days in mid August, the heart of Brussels was ornamented by a vast carpet with a colorful pattern made from more than 800,000 begonias This biannual tradition was initiated in 1971 To learn more about the fascinating history of this event , how these magical carpets are designed, and to see images of […]
While working on a project, we gathered a variety of texture and simply placed them on the work bench: vines, striking foliage and seedpods from the garden; kale, mini-eggplants and some fruits; berries, nuts and succulents; grasses, lichen, moss and river rock. What fun centerpieces these would be for long tables! Thanks Joni for the […]
Foxtail lilies are amongst the most stunning of all bulbous plants. The spirelike flowering stems can be 4-9′ tall. Hundreds of bell-shaped white, pink or yellow blossoms are massed closely in graceful, pointed spikes. They bloom in late spring and are magnificent in the garden. Perfect, long lasting flowers for dramatic arrangements!
Romantic, showy, stunning, sensational, soft,…lots of reasons why peonies are so popular. They are named after Paeon, who was physician to the gods in Greek mythology. Peonies originated in China and were introduced in Europe several hundreds years ago. Some of the hybridizing dates back to the eighteenth century in France, hence the variety of […]
Another favorite! Especially the deep purple ones. Like most woody stems, they often have a difficult time hydrating. The best remedy is to use ‘Quick Dip’: pour about 1″ in a small plastic container; after re-cutting the stems, dip them for a few seconds in this product, which magically helps flowers hydrate much more easily. […]
A few weeks ago I found some moss covered purses; what perfect containers for flower arrangements for Mother’s Day! As always, any types of flowers or colors can be used; the choice is yours! To place your order, please call 503-236-5929 or send an email to email@example.com The purses van also be embellished with leaves
Cold frames are magical: they offer a perfect transition for seedlings that are grown indoors or in greenhouses, before the young plants have to face the daily elements of Mother Nature. They also are used to extend the growing season of vegetables. My eye caught a miniature version of an old fashioned cold frame and […]
Pastel sweetness of Spring… Photography by Joni Shimabukuro
Vintage style, vintage dresses, vintage vases,… vintage is IN this year! Old bottles of various sizes and types make an interesting and imaginative collection to fill with spring flowers. A few of these vases clustered in the center of a round table or a selection in the middle of long narrow tables look fabulous! And […]