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The story of how asparagus can take you far! April 20, 2013

Green Centerpiece - Kristi Murphy photo Lauren Conrad blog

Recently, Kristi Murphy, of SaucyPants fame, requested a floral arrangement for their photo shoot of a St. Patrick’s Day beer-tasting for a Lauren Conrad blog post. Since they were working at The Farm at South Mountain, I incorporated kale, asparagus, and rosemary along with green bells of ireland, white anemone, and other green and white flowers.

I decided to also create a second arrangement for Your Life A to Z as our weekly delivery for the show, including the asparagus, rosemary, kale, and green and white flowers. It just so happened that Gabe from Il Tocco, was one of the guest chef’s that week.

Fast forward to mid-April, and the Culinary Festival preparations. Gabe decided that it was either create a centerpiece for Best of Fest himself, or to cook the steak.  He remembered our creative food-inspired floral arrangement, and called us. And so we had the honor of creating Cream, green and veggie centerpiecethe centerpieces for him for the festival. We used Sahara roses, stock, hydrangea, two kinds of kale, rosemary, and yes, the asparagus, even adding in rutabagas and parsnips!

Moral of the story – let asparagus take you there! Or: Be yourself, be creative, be passionate, and the people who love what you love will find you!

I am so grateful, encouraged – Thank you for listening!

 

Green flowers… For St Patrick’s day and beyond March 15, 2013

Here are a few recent arrangements for your inspiration! The first 2 are available in our shop today as seen on Channel 3’s Your life A  to Z this week.

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Bells of Ireland are manipulated into swirls, and Green Hydrangea and it’s own foliage provide the base. Pussy Willows with suspended ‘bells’ provide graceful height.

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Green Hydrangea and Green Anthos Mums make a splash in a beautiful glass vase with swirled colors.

And at Old Main at Asu a few weeks ago. Enjoy!

Green hydrangea and hanging amaranthus provide a stunning base for purple orchids, tulips and other green and purple flowers. Photo by Jill Lauren Photography.

Green hydrangea and hanging amaranthus provide a stunning base for purple orchids, tulips and other green and purple flowers. Photo by Jill Lauren Photography.

 

Finding Inspiration January 2, 2013

I have had a wonderful week with family in snowy West Virginia, and enjoyed re-connecting with three points of inspiration in my life. Thought I would share them with you:

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1. This picture of garden roses – I was sharing pictures on my phone with my Mom, and as I came across the garden roses, I was reminded of why I do why I do: because flowers are so amazing! And I love the new varieties!

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2. Trees and branches: Some people think they ate sticks, that they look dead. I love the endless shapes and forms that branches take as they grow. And seeing them in winter without leaves and with snow highlighting them is wonderful!

3. My 2-year old nephew! The warm, open heart of a child, so accepting, so curious and eager to learn is heart-changing.

So my next question to myself is: how do I get more of each in my life?

What inspires you, and what are you going to do to get more?