Category Archives: Flowers and Foliage to Grow

Reference posts to guide you for proper growing of various plant and floral product in your area to harvest for your designs

Profitable Orchid Corsage

orchid corsage with succulentsDesigning corsages can be a pain in the butt.  They take time, intricate (especially difficult with stubbing Italian fingers) so I like the construction to be easy peasy, with cost efficient techniques to make some quality $.  If you want to create corsages and make a hefty profit, read away.  Or give that profit to your wholesalers….it’s your choice. Continue reading Profitable Orchid Corsage

Melaleuca Bark For Incredible Creating

With my motto “Nature provides, we accept!” my harvesting continues with one of my faves, bark from the ever-generous melaleuca tree.   With different varieties around the planet,  I’m fortunate that many grow right in my area of California.

This tree has incredible benefits for our physical health  (the Melaleuca line of products has amazing healing powers) but my love is using this wonder different ways in my designs. Continue reading Melaleuca Bark For Incredible Creating

Foxtail Asparagus: Our Architectural Friend

foxtail fern IIThis fabulous green is one I cherish and include in my floral designs whenever possible.   Sturdy and long lasting with the ability to be swirled, trimmed, spray painted and left out of water, this member of the asparagus family grows everywhere in warm weather regions.   Foxtail Asparagus (named obviously because it does mimic a fox’s tail) is a favorite of mine to cut wherever I see it….I even break if off with my fingers if I don’t have the trimmers with me! Continue reading Foxtail Asparagus: Our Architectural Friend

Holiday Outdoor Garland

Crist Post 2 (7)Fun times to work on outdoor stone posts like this……I’m thankful for the opportunity.  Another challenge to show the stuff we’re made of as well.   These beautiful posts needed some Holiday décor to greet the season’s guests to this grape growing horse ranch.  As usual I jumped on it! Continue reading Holiday Outdoor Garland