You’ve probably seen many all white bridal bouquets – simple, elegant, and traditional. (And, in this case, not the look we were going for.) We added a few orange flowers, some peach to light purple berries and pods, and a few herbs, and the bouquet was transformed into something a little more natural and garden fresh looking. The delicate textures add variety, while the soft, small leafed greens compliment the feminine flowers and buds. Continue reading
Edible has always intrigued me.
I’m a picky eater, yes, and am often more concerned with texture than flavor, but I love trying new things - I am all about presentation: if it looks incredible, I will be more excited about eating it. As a kid I loved the freedom and adventure of going out in the backyard or woods and knowing about plants I could eat. We grew wild strawberries, among other things, and I loved searching the yard for a couple of fresh, sweet bites. I love that some plants have both traditional edible parts as well as other more unusual parts that can also be eaten. Garlic, for example - delicious in bulb, and incredible in flower! Plants with edible flowers make my day. Continue reading
Wreaths are unbelievably versatile. Traditionally they dress doors and windows – the occasional gate or trellis, if you’re lucky enough to have those around your yard. But – for those of us with small houses and yards, or indoor weddings surrounded by glass doors – we need not feel left out! Wreaths are fabulous centerpieces. They are useful because they are so low – they can be enjoyed without being in the way. Or, of you like, you can place a vase in the center and have two levels of flowers. Also, because of their low profile and shape, they are a lovely touch to a buffet – to surround a dessert stand, or any other pedestal, really, or with a candle in the center for a little more atmosphere.