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Lovely Living Garland

December 23, 2010

 

Decorated with living Paphiopetalum Orchids and Succulents ~ Dried Hydrangea and Cotton Pods this garland will live a long life once the greens fade.

Before we hung it above our client’s fireplace ~ we captured a few photos.

Fun with Boutonnieres

November 18, 2010
Posted by in Events

Known by the most fashionable British men in the 18th Century as the “button hole flowers” and later coined by the French as the boutonniere, these tiny sculptural pieces were traditionally worn to ward off bad luck and evil spirits.

Sophie is our studio master in creating what we now recognize as the special-occasion-statement of masculine flair and sophistication. Here is what she has to say about the matter, from lot garden to suit lapel!

What are some of your favorite lot garden plants you use for boutonnieres?

I gather everything from our lot garden. The flowers from parsley have small florets that are quite beautiful. I like anthriscus for their delicate, fernlike quality, and the tiniest little strawberries. Achemillis mollis is one of my favorites because you can use both the broad leaf in the background and the tiny star-shaped blossoms in the center.

I like to pay attention to the various stages of flower development. Before a flower blooms, it’s bloom, and even the post bloom all can add a unique statement to the boutonniere.

Creating boutonnieres is like sculpting the smallest…

Welcome to town Harry & David

October 31, 2010
Posted by in Events


With a Fall Orchard as our theme we helped set scene on the sidewalk of San Francisco’s Union Square.

Welcome to town Harry & David! Open less than two weeks, their store — looks fabulous. Pears? You ask yes, they really are worth drooling over….

Installing huge happy fall flowers on the busy sidewalk: Oh so gratifying! Passers-by ogled. We smiled ear to ear.

Thanks to Todd at On the Mark Promotions for organizing this event and Sophie de Lignerolles for these photos.

Making beautiful statements with living things