Make Living Tree Ornaments

December 3, 2015
Posted by in Holiday

Succulent Star OrnamentWe’re deep in the holiday spirit here at Lila B. – and fixin’ to make many of our botanical decor, not only local but living!

Here’s a little star ornament. Made in minutes. All you need is a glue gun and some succulent cuttings. Stay tuned. We’ll be posting details with more how to – blog posts ahead. This is just something to get you in the decorating mood this December. Think of the possibilities - living ornaments, living wreaths, and a twist on the more tradition Christmas Tree.

 

 

 

 

 

Ephemeral Gardens and Inspiring Workshops

March 18, 2015
Posted by in Classes

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A Spring Filled with Beautiful Workshops!

Starting this week, I’ll be visiting temporary yet magical gardens nestled in the most unlikely places. These jaw-dropping-flower-filled rooms may defy a sense of practicality but they are sure to inspire.

Each day a plethora of talented designers, gardeners, chefs, and floral artists lead classes, demonstrate their skills, and most importantly share their passions with attendees.

These are two lovely events that I look forward to. This year, I’ll be teaching at both; I hope you’ll join me.

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March 19, 12:30 p.m. (THIS WEEK!)
San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
San Mateo, CA

This is ‘the’ place to go if you’re looking to learn about gardening. The convention center is transformed into lush gardens so artfully that may even make you think that you’ve landed in a jungle. Garden Tribe summoned 60 experts to tout their talents. When I’m not attending the wide range of classes (including carnivorous plants, vertical gardens, and sauerkraut) I’ll be on stage…

Make It Feel Like Spring

January 25, 2015
Posted by in Books

Paige Green Hyacinth

Pick up a sprouting Hyacinth. Watch it rise and its blooms explode. Soak in the potent fragrance of spring.

 

Photo by Paige Green Photography.

One of my favorite photos by Paige Green when we were working on The Plant Recipe Book together…. ‘Tho this one didn’t make it to print. It makes me swoon none the less.

Making beautiful statements with living things