February 27, 2012

Flowers in the House

After a long, sad hiatus,  I've finally got my act together in time to contribute to Jane's Flowers in the House Monday. It's a magical time, with seven of the 10 or so varieties of narcissus planted here in our yard blooming at once. We've been enjoying jar after jar of these, my most favorite flowers, for the last two weeks! And I'm glad to see from other contributors that I'm not the only one getting a good daffodil fix :). Thanks for hosting, Jane!

February 26, 2012

Getting Closer

Even at the height of Northern California's growing season, it doesn't get much more local than these arrangements of daffodils from Napa and arum lily leaves, snowdrops, and tulips from Petaluma; sure proof that Spring is here. :)

February 23, 2012

February 22, 2012

So Sweet

The studio stunk to high heaven with fragrant, sweet blooms for St. Valentine's Day including sweet peas and ranunculus from Yorba Linda, hyacinth from Arcata, freesia from Pescadera, magnolia from Tracy, and clematis, hellebore, viburnum, and currant from Napa.

February 15, 2012

The Second of the Jasmine Arrangements

Hope everyone had a lovely St. Valentine's Day! Before I share some photos from yesterday, I wanted to post these of a second prototype for that same jasmine centric wedding. In addition to the ranunculus and anemones from Yorba Linda, dusty miller from Watsonville, callas from Moss Landing, and teasel from Napa, this more silvery and less green version features eucalyptus from Petaluma and wild plum twigs from Napa.

February 10, 2012

The First of the Jasmine Arrangements

It's a bit early yet for jasmine flowers, but their pretty pink buds are beginning to develop like a pink froth on hedges, walls, fences, and screens all around the Bay Area. This centerpiece, a prototype for a jasmine centric wedding later this Spring, is my first arrangement of the year to use a few sprigs of the awesome vine, along with ranunculus and anemones from Yorba Linda, dusty miller from Watsonville, parrot tulips from Oregon, callas from Moss Landing, and teasel from Napa. Can't wait for the big jasmine bloom to come!

February 9, 2012

That Wild Plum Is At It Again. . .

 . . . pulling out the flashy antics and looking all awesome against her dramatic backdrop. Guess she'll stay another year.


February 4, 2012

Daphne Days Are Here Again

Daphne and tuberose. What could smell sweeter?