March 31, 2012

Springtime Succulents


A couple times now,  the totally awesome Farmgirl Flowers down in San Francisco has sent folks looking for services in the North Bay my way, and they're always a pleasure to work with! K wanted to thank a particularly wonderful host with a planting of succulents. Here they are, potted up in a California made container from Adam Ceramics. Thank you, K! I hope you have many more lovely visits up here in Wine Country : ).







March 29, 2012

A Sophisticated Spring Wedding


Well, well, where does the time go? So much has happened since I first disappeared about two weeks ago, beginning (wonderfully!) with J&A sophisticated spring wedding. J had amazing vision for this celebration, and it was incredibly satisfying to translate her ideas into flowers to hold, wear, and share. Here they are, including jasmine from Colma, rancunculus from Watsonville and Yorba Linda, anemones from Pacifica and Yorba Linda, eucalyptus from Petaluma, dusty miller form Pacifica, lambs ear, teasel, and lunaria from Napa, calla lilies from Arroyo Grande, and olive from Wooden Valley. Thank you, J, A, and all your lovely family for the chance to be a part of your wedding day!













March 15, 2012

More CameeEEEeelias!

 Camellias and narcissus from Napa and tulips from Petaluma.





March 6, 2012

Here We Go!


A springy little event up at the lovely Silverado Vineyards this weekend marked the end of that convenient lull between the New Year celebrations and Spring weddings (perfect timing for taxes and consultations : ). The arrangements included snapdragons and queen anne's lace from Salinas, parrot tulips from Petaluma, oranges from Suisun Valley, grasses from Wooden Valley, and ranunculus from Pescadero.


It was a small event, so I didn't add my third shelf (below). But soon the little Transit will be bursting with flowers to full capacity once again. Can't wait!



Spring's Zucchinis


Over the years, we've planted hundreds of daffodils bulbs on the hill behind our house. It's beautiful to look out over all their smiling faces, but part of me feels a little a kitchen gardener must feel at the peak of zucchini season; no matter how many I pick, more buds keep coming. Before I got sick of them, I resorted to zucchini tactics and gathered many vases full to send out into the world. Hope you all enjoy them as much as I do!



March 5, 2012

Where Are My Manners?

Please allow me to introduce the newest member of The Monkey Flower Group team, the Ford Transit Connect! He actually joined way back in September, so I must apologize for the horrible delay in making acquaintances. My only excuse is that we were such a good fit for each other from the very first delivery, that I quickly forgot that we have not been together always! I am totally smitten with this little truck, which is easy and comfortable to drive, fabulously fuel efficient for cargo its capacity, and cute to boot. If you see us around town, be sure to wave hello!