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.

May I beg your pardon . . .

  . . . for an unpardonably long absence with some photos of May deliveries? These Mother's Day arrangements featured nigella from Glen Ellen, peonies from Fremont, garden roses from Sonoma, scabiosa from Hald Moon Bay, buckeye, perennial sweet pea, and rosemary from Napa, and carnations from Miramar. Can't wait to share some summer flowers soon!


May 6, 2013

Late Spring Burgundies and Browns

Thus tipping point between Spring and Summer is one of my favorite times for flowers!!! Here are some rich, earthy centerpieces from this week featuring hellebores, kangaroo paw, and scabiosa from Half Moon Bay,  peonies from Fremont, viburnum and alstroemeria from Petaluma, roses from Sonoma, and buckeye from Napa.

April 28, 2013

Bearded beauties

I'm incredibly lucky to live down the road from what must be one of the world's most magical places . . . the Napa Country Iris Gardens. If you're not able to go yourself, check out their amazingly comprehensive website and online catalog.

Here are a couple recent arrangements featuring bearded iris I begged off the farm (they specialize in rhizomes, not cuts), along with allium, clematis, hellebores, buckeye, lamium, artichoke, lavender, sage, maiden hair fern, pea tendrils, and maple whirly birds from our garden.

Happy Spring!!!

March 27, 2013

Easter / Spring flowers at Oxbow Public Market this Friday 3/29/13

 The Flower Cart will be up and running this Friday 3/29/13, loaded to capacity with centerpieces, bud vases, and paper wrapped bouquets appropriate for the Easter table, and spring celebrations in general.

There will be TWO color options! Some, including local carnations, lambium, thalias, icelandic poppies, and freesia, will be in yellows, greens, and whites. Others, including that fabled lilac from Wild Boar Farms, ranunculus, hellebores, and tulips, will be in shades of lavender and peaches.

Hope to see you there!

March 26, 2013

Soft and springy

I'm realizing that as busy as things feel now, it's only going to get crazier as summer approaches, so I'm making a concerted effort to post more photos : ). This arrangement includes hellebores from Napa, roses from Petaluma, olive from Wooden Valley, dogwood from Tracy, fern from Watsonville, Clivia from Santa Barbara, and ranunculus from Pescadero.

March 25, 2013

MFG on SMP Living

A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of working on a Easter photo shoot now up on Style Me Pretty Living. Thanks to all the other vendors who contributed, and thanks Jessamyn for capturing everything so beautifully! I can't say enough good things about these people and local products:

Photography: Jessamyn Harris
Catering: SMOKE Open Fire Cooking
Terroir Gin:St. George Spirits
Hazelnut praline quail eggs (these are gorgeous and delicious!): La ForĂȘt Chocolate 
Pansy plants: DJ's Growing Place
Paper goods: Chelsea Strong, chelseasterke@gmail.com
Terroir Gin:St. George Spirits

 Photos by Jessamyn Harris.

Photos by Jessamyn Harris.

Photos by Jessamyn Harris.


Photos by Jessamyn Harris.