fall spruce up

October 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

A great day to be outside and spruce up your containers for fall.  Tall grasses, mums, cabbages, sedum, celosla, pennisetum, spurge, and bittersweet make up a great fall container… kept the potato vine from summer.



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fall container

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

I love these big iron containers; they tend to eat the plants up!  Meaning I can never have enough fun material to use each season.  This time of the year we used mums, ornamental peppers, assorted cabbages, and a variety of perennials.  I accented with interesting wooden accent sticks and bittersweet.



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fresh cut flowers

August 10th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Indoor - (0 Comments)

I’m all about pink today on the table.  Fresh cut flowers from the garden on a pretty cloth makes a bright happy summer table.  Roses and a variety of hydrangeas fill this vase and keep me smiling.



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another summer planter

July 18th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

This is a beautiful Canna with a variegated leaf, under planted with verbena, potato vine, mini petunias, lantana, spurge, angelonia, wire vine, succulent vine, and agapanthus… all plants that thrive in the sun.



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summer sun container

July 2nd, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

This summer pot has my favorite mix of colors… purples, pinks, and oranges, with a splash of lime!  The tall kangaroo paws are accented by cleome, angelonia, calibrachoa, osteospermum, cosmos, a variegated potato vine, nemesia, Persian shield, sweet flag grass, and zinnias.  Have fun and put your favorite colors together for a special pot that will keep you smiling all summer.




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nursery shopping

June 29th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

I started the day going to my favorite nurseries to shop for plants for clients.  The day was sunny and gorgeous, all the variables that put me in a great mood.  I stopped at the first spot, bought some wonderful plants, and headed out to another spot.  My senses were on fire, gorgeous plants everywhere.  They had so many plants, standards, and interesting items I haven’t seen elsewhere.  I started to fill a cart… then another cart… all in all 4 carts of flowers were filled to the brim.  I was with a friend but we could not push all four carts into the checkout line.  When as we tried to move one cart to pay shoppers started taking items off our other carts!  There is, I thought, a nursery etiquette… you do not touch another gardener’s cart.  If you see something on a cart you can’t find you ask… you don’t grab.

Now one of us had to stand guard on the plants.  I spent another hour at the shop just refilling plants that were taken, and even then as I stood in line with two carts, seeing my two paid carts ahead of me, patrons were still trying to take items off them.  I love my time shopping and picking the perfect plants for my clients but this day was a bit offsetting.  I made it back to my clients and worked till 7pm, which was not my plan.  The plants were wonderful and as my hands hit the dirt and the magic began the stress of the shopping disappeared.  It is amazing how gardening relaxes and brings you peace.


A fuchsia standard, begonias, coleus, nico vine, lobelia, and impatiens… perfect for shade.


Sometimes the simplest planters are the best. This is an old clay pot birds nest fern and hybrid begonias.  Easy!



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herb garden in an old fountain

June 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

Fresh herbs for cooking are the best.  We turned this old fountain into a little kitchen garden.  Rosemary stands tall, along with horseradish, thyme, sage, marjoram, parsley, cilantro, varieties of oregano, and basil.  Red cabbage, chamomile, strawberries, chives, nasturtium, and leeks round out this wonderful container.



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summer container

May 25th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

This is a sun-shade container filled with wonderful plants that should bloom all summer. The mainstay is a mandevilla vine, underplanted with fuchsia, ferns, various coleus, begonias, angelonia, sweet flag grass, zinnias, nico vine and ivy.  We stayed in the various pink/purple shades and played with the accent plants to add variety.  The nurseries are filling up with amazing options, new plants coming in every day.  It’s a great time to start planning your summer pots.



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May 15th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Indoor | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

There is nothing easier than a succulent container.  Once it is planted there is very little watering involved.  They love the sun and heat.  The plants may not give off a wide array of color but the varied textures and shapes as well as the variety of greens with accents of rich dark cranberry make a very interesting container.  I love the patterns and shapes the Hens & Chicks make as well as all the different sedums.  If you haven’t tried this type of container I suggest you do.  You won’t be disappointed and the best part is you can bring this container indoors when the cold weather hits.  Some of my clients are bringing them back outside after spending the winter accenting their indoor spaces.


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orchid ladder

April 24th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Indoor - (0 Comments)

Just a great way to display and plant your smaller orchids. The color yellow is always a favorite of mine as it reminds me of my dad. He loved the daffodils in the spring, so this brings a small amount of that sunshine inside.



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