May 30, 2009

radish bouquet on ritzy bee blog

I just noticed that Kathryn at Snippet & Ink posted my radish bouquet on the always wonderful Ritzy Bee Blog. Thanks Kathryn! Funny thing, I just met with a bride who wants radishes in her bouquets.

May 23, 2009

wedding: vintage mexican theme

I delivered some bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages today to a beautiful park here in Austin. The tables were being draped with vintage crocheted pieces and I heard that a mariachi band would soon appear and chase off the squawking peacocks. The bride's bouquet is a simple cluster of longstem cream French tulips with a magnolia cuff, the maids' have huge open burgundy peonies, and the bouts include mini callas and willow eucalyptus berries with magnolia.

May 19, 2009

austin neighborhood: south congress

On my day off I headed down to South Congress for lunch with a friend. I went early so that I could eat at more than one place! For brunch, I ended up at CrepesMille, a retrofitted Airstream trailer with a small but tasty menu of filled crepes. I had the crab with fresh greens and peanut sauce. Yum. Later I had a fried avocado with coleslaw, wrapped in a tortilla, also served from a retrofitted trailer. Gotta love southern food, especially on South Congress.

The SoCo neighborhood has undergone quite a facelift in the last few years. I love the steel planters and low-water plants that have come to define Austin landscape design.

I also strolled through the San Jose Hotel grounds, for old-time's sake, particularly admiring the burbling waterlily pond.

The 04 Lofts (named after zip code 78704 - not just a zip code, a way of life, as the bumper stiicker says) are a great example of new, green, interesting living spaces.

Hope your week is filled with fun foods and sights.

May 9, 2009

mother's day arrangements

Some yummy smelling arrangements that Pollen delivered for Mother's Day - top vase holds a king protea, orange pincushions, parrot tulips, purple hyacinth, ti leaves, curly willow, and very fragrant Soloman's Seal. Bottom vase holds a heliconia (cut stem smells like cucumber!), purple allium, parrot tulips, pincushion, ti leaves and willow. These were for some very avant garde moms.

And to my Mom - Happy Mother's Day, and your cards are on the way!

May 7, 2009


Ok, so not all of these are wild flowers, but some of them are - the two Indian Blankets in the little glass vase, and the unknown white puff balls that oozed milky sap. The others are from my mom's garden - red honeysuckle, parsley flowers, hosta and vitex foliage, cottage yarrow and the strangely-shaped yellow flower. All free, all lovely. I might have to start growing that honeysuckle to use in wedding flowers... Thanks Mom for letting me pilfer your blooms.

May 2, 2009

austin florist: petals, ink.

I love Austin. And I really love the people that live here... like Gretchen O'Neil, the owner of a new floral business called Petals, Ink. I met Gretchen last summer when I was visiting Austin, and she was so fun and nice. She's just started her own business and blog, and I can't wait to see more of her work...she also takes beautiful botanical shots. Thanks Gretchen!

Carrots and loquats with mixed flowers.