Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Massed Greenery

This is a great example of how JUST greenery can be used to make a statement. Take a peek in your garden and see if you have any interesting foliage that you can bring in, and give this a try at home.  Don't forget to always pull of any leaves that will be under the water line as it promotes the growth of bacteria. In the photo below I used Mexican Orange greenery, which I find quite beautiful because of it's glossy leaves.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Green Spider Mums

I must say I am a big fan of mums, especially spider mums! These green ones have to be my favorite. In this design, I wanted the intensity of the flowers to be consistent, so I've paired the mums with some bright pink carnations and purple limonium. All these flowers are extremely long lasting, so there is always good value when using them!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lady's Mantle

For me it is necessary to have flowers in my garden that I can cut and bring into my home. I adore dahlias and garden roses but my lack of sun and space prevent me from growing them. Lady's Mantle with it's gorgeous chartreuse color I have lots of. And I have it growing in various locations all over my yard successfully. I love being able to cut masses of it to brighten my dining room and living room . I just bought this new vase and I think the lady's mantle is quite happy with it, and so am I!

Friday, July 8, 2011

What I love about being a mom!

My daughter recently finished her first year of Montessori school and she loved it! One of my favorite things about school is the artwork she brings home, it seriously brightens my day. And my kitchen walls. For almost three months straight she drew pictures of princesses everyday. But of course, she is after all a four year old girl! Here are a few pictures from this past year.....enjoy!

Georgia O'Keefe

Love when they start to print!

Hard at work painting at home!