April 28, 2012
M&B were married on a rainy day in San Francisco this spring, in a perfectly balanced (read: fun, heartfelt, hip, and timeless) celebration that left me smiling all the way home. It also didn't hurt that the wedding party included lots of happy kids with red sneakers and silk ribbon streamer wands to wave about. Needless to say, the atmosphere was festive, despite the clouds outside. : )
April 13, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen of the City of Napa, your weekend could be about to get a whole lot more lilac-y.
When I called our local tomato baron/hybridizer, Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms, last week to inquire whether he had any lilac for Easter, I was just a bit early. (This weird weather, you know). But his crazy beautiful double variety (shown above, from last year) will be ready this weekend! Good things come to those who wait.
If you're ready for a serious lilac fix, now is the time to place your order. I'll be making a limited number of deliveries throughout the City of Napa early Sunday morning between 7AM-9AM. Petite (but super fragrant!) arrangements start at $65, including tax and delivery.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-418-8615 for more information or to place and order.
I'm looking forward to bringing you some of Brad's lilac soon!
P.S. Brad will be speaking at Tomatomania this Saturday, April 14, at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma. If you're in the mood for an outing, I'm sure it will be a wonderful event! And look for Wild Boar Farm's tomato seedlings in these local nurseries, too!
April 12, 2012
While not an event, or even an actual arrangement, this mammoth daffodil is too cool not to share. Earlier this year I think I said we had about 10 varieties of narcissus, but I've since counted about twice that many. This latecomer was so big and ruffled he looked like a dahlia! Wish I knew the name!
April 11, 2012
I am a huge fan of hellebores, and not just because they are poisonous (read, "deer-proof") and shade tolerant, and therefore fit to grow at our place. This time of year, their muted, earthy colors are the perfect balance to otherwise potentially saccharine spring palettes. Here they are in some woodsy lavender arrangements, along with olive from Wooden Valley, eucalyptus buds from Napa, calla lilies from Arroyo Grande, brake fern from Washington, tulips and roses from Petaluma, and ranunculus from Yorba Linda.