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Nuptials that will go down in the books

March 24, 2011
Posted by in wedding

For the wedding celebration of Jeannie Choe, the San Francisco summer fog took a day off and allowed the sun to shine.  We wasted no time in harvesting some of our most colorful lot garden blooms for this literary- themed nuptial day located just a few doors up the street at one of our favorite neighbors, the Stable Cafe.

The bride started off the creative process by sharing her collection of vintage glassware and ball jars to use as vases.  Some were dyed and others were classically clear.  We added a bright combination of dahlias, daisies, billy bobs, mint, sage, and berries.

Wooden farm tables featured large arrangements surrounded by a constellation of smaller, intimate miniature landscapes.  We filled a large glass terrarium from our friends at Roost with knofia, ferns, knofia, and poppy pods.  Beneath cloche bell jars were magical combinations of locally gathered botanicals.

This day was definitely one to…

Garden Up! and Garden Anywhere!

March 21, 2011
Posted by in Books

TWO new fabulous publications ~ and inside ~ you’ll see a unique example of Lila B’s unique vertical gardening. Both on newsstands now!

Garden Up! by Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet. Available at your local bookstore and Amazon.

Garden Anywhere! by Sunset Magazine. On stands from now until June. Grab your copies now for loads – o – inspiration!

For hands on workshops check out Lila B’s upcoming April classes on hip terrarium making, rustic floral arranging, and urban vertical gardens.

Making beautiful statements with living things