July 21, 2014

Summer abundance

Last night we enjoyed the company of Ben's uncles, who brought beautiful flowers and delicious herbs from their garden, a perfect complement to Ben's roast chicken (he did it on the grill!), tomato salad (made with Big Ranch Farm loot!) and boiled new potatoes (from my god mother's garden!).  Lately I've felt surrounded by abundance of all kinds - good work, beauty, love, produce - and I feel so lucky.

April 11, 2014

New Beginnings

It's been a while since I last posted, to put it mildly, but this arrangement celebrating a new baby, with buttery yellow peonies from Fremont, 'Easy Living' roses, olive, and California buckeye from Napa, scabiosa from Half Moon Bay, poppies from Watsonville, and viburnum from Petaluma, seemed an appropriate place to jump back on the wagon.

The past year has been full of new chapters - we moved to a cozy house in town with plenty of room for growing some special perennials and over the past months have been setting up shop in a little space down the street (seen here in forgiving fuzzy focus). There's still a lot of work to do, but once we're a little more settled will share all and invite you to come help warm it up : ).

July 8, 2013

More from May

And here are some arrangements from the last day of May, with full summer colors, for The MFG Flower Cart which now makes an appearance down at Oxbow Public Market most Thursdays (call 707-418-8615 or email info@themonkeyflowergroup.com for current schedule : ). The arrangements featured oncidium orchids, yarrow, carnations, and veronica from Watsonville, scabiosa from Pacifica, and privet, grasses, rosemary, and arbutus from Napa.