Monday, September 28, 2009
I love making Bridal Bouquets.
The handful of flowers a woman chooses to carry down the aisle
on her wedding day is as important as her dress,
the way she wears her hair,
her jewelry, make-up, shoes...
Sometimes, a Bride knows exactly what she wants...sometimes not.
My job is to help her articulate her vision,
and choose the best flowers for that special handful.
I always picture my Brides while I make their bouquets.
In my mind they are sitting next to me
watching each bud get tucked into its place.
I put all my floral expertise into selecting and prepping
When I make the bouquet, I put in all my love.
I know I've gotten it right
when I hand a Bride her bouquet,
and she weeps.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Lots of people have had bad experiences trying to raise Orchids.
In reality, they are easy to grow,
but without proper instructions for care, most overwater.
We offer a new size Phaelenopsis which is easy to grow and not
expensive...proper care instructions are free...
This is one of several "volunteers"that have draped themselves
around my garden. They are climbing the Blue Atlas Cedar,
obliterating the out-of-favor Pfizer Juniper, encircling the
Their fragrance is intoxicating as long as you don't get
too close where it wanders into overly sweet and cloying.
Be warned, a Sweet Autumn Clematis planted in the garden
has a mind of its own.
Oh I love my homegrown tomatoes!
Despite the cursed blight which slaughtered
some of my pet varieties,these hearty
survivors have been producing luscious fruit
for me and all my grateful neighbors.
Sungold, Comstock, San Marzano, Beefsteak
are all fabulous.
But the best are the Yellow Grape and Red Cherry
that seeded themselves from last season.
I am going to plant a Fall crop of something to
try and clear the blight buggers from my soil.