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Archive for the ‘flowers + greenery’ Category

April 9, 2010

flowers because they are pretty

These were our brunch decor on Sunday.

They’re still happy in our kitchen.

Have a gorgeous weekend. Things are looking up over here.

November 10, 2009

georgia, very briefly

I managed to leave georgia with mostly pictures of pigs. But here are a few snaps of fall in babyland…

big winter squashes ready for dinner.

pretty little vignette at olivia’s house

a very sweet baby

more babies of the porcine nature. sadly i missed seeing the teeny piglets because mama pig had them covered up with straw when we stopped by. smart mom, but how selfish.

and the quiet woods surrounding laura’s house. good place to take sleeping baby walking in the moby wrap while his mom naps.

September 22, 2009

okay fall, maybe just one wreath

Yesterday evening there was a distinct, breezy chill in the evening air. And admittedly, I kind of liked it. Maybe it’s nearing the time of squashes and apples and beautiful shifted light. And wreaths.

The terrain online shop is all over the blogs and frankly it’s kind of ehh. I mean you should go look for sure, but it just doesn’t have THAT much stuff available. And a good portion is furniture. I don’t think I’d buy an $1800 wooden sofa for our front porch online without seeing it first. But I imagine the actual brick and mortar store is amazing. I want to see that amazingness available on the internet, for those of us who live approximately 3,000 miles from Philadelphia.

But I might buy one of these beautiful wreaths.


millet – which smells really good when it’s dried. I still have some leftover from our wedding arrangements.

magnolia leaves and poppy pods.

Now now protea wreath. I haven’t made up my mind. You’re still in the running.

September 17, 2009

pumpkin babies + fig update

Hi hi. I’m down in San Diego enjoying a morning of pure leisure as I wait for the big wedding festivities to begin this afternoon. I find that I’m exceptionally gifted when it comes to mornings of leisure and that I should have them more often than not.

First, look at this:

That’s one of the pumpkins from our wedding last fall that my mom has had on the deck behind my parents’ house since October. And look what happens to pumpkins when you leave them be. They make their own little incubator for sprouts! It’s kind of rotting and decrepit but I thought it was too cool not to post.

Next, Brock and I went back to the fig trees yesterday morning (after I made that card) and ravaged them. Okay, not ravaged but we took a fair helping. No one seemed to mind? I’m crediting you all for the encouragement.

So now what to do… perhaps I’ll go for a swim. And then I have to go down to Cedros to see if they have anything new and exciting since the last time I was here. It’s a ridiculous ritual really, but I can’t seem to break the habit. And then we’re doing a practice session of the ceremony with Brock’s younger brother (who is Melanie & Sky’s officiant), and then… Mariachis and mexican food and rehearsal dinner.

And today is my parents‘ 32nd anniversary. Happy Anni, ‘rents!

June 24, 2009

need this garden

Did anyone else see this in July’s Martha?

I nearly fell off my chair.

But then again, how could you possibly eat all of that food? we can barely BARELY give away all the stuff coming out of our garden right now. Though I should mention that most of that stuff is squash and really, people can only eat so much of it.

Next year I will turn our ENTIRE BACKYARD into raised beds and get a stand at the farmer’s market and live a fruitful life of food growing and cooking.

May 7, 2009

grow things on your house

If you live in Alaska (which is where this photo was taken), I bet this is an excellent way to warm up your seedlings in the spring… you know from the house heat.

But it’s also just super cute and a neat way to “farm” in small spaces. Even if you live in Venice (California) and have a teeny side yard of open space you could still grow lettuce in troughs along the side of your house.

I love green things.

via Urban Greenery

April 25, 2009

new york in the spring

Is pretty amazingly beautiful. Just the daffodils popping up all over the city are exciting. And the flowering trees. And running in the park. And eating at cafes on the sidewalk. And getting swept up in the throngs of people in the streets at midnight.

Never get tired of the people.

When it’s warm. I do not enjoy it so much when it’s cold and I have to wear things other than sandals.

It was so perfectly sweaty I lost track of time and missed my flight. And now I am blogging in the airport waiting for the next one. So yeah, lesson learned. Apparently you CAN miss your flight. I didn’t think that really happened.

Also, when are they giving us internet on the plane? So many hours to catch up gone to waste. Or I could be thankful that I have a mandatory break…

April 10, 2009

Vertical gardens = living patchwork quilts

So, it’s QUITE obvious what I’ve been thinking about as of late. Plants and the yard and what vegetables to grow and anything pretty and green and living. It’s spring… clearly not my fault.

And look what I just found to lust after:

Succulent art? I feel faint.

Gianormous concrete soaking tub on the patio under succulent art. I am coveting. Big time.

All from Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco. Gardens being a teasy word. I think they are more like landscaping artists.

April 9, 2009

new flower to obsess about…

and another flower that is reason alone to be married in the early months of the year.

Hellebores. I am a changed person. I now know that these flowers exist and can’t possibly continue with my life in the same way I had before. Must find seeds and plant for next year. Thank you Saipua and Weeder’s Digest for giving me yet another thing to occupy my already very limited and very crowded hobbying time.

More from google:

where I learned that these are an essential part of French gardens. Which mean that like striped shirts, I must incorporate them into my life very soon.

Bottom images from here, here, and here.

March 26, 2009

i’ve been distant…

I know. It’s not you it’s me. It’s just that I’ve been slammed at work and have many obligations in life outside of blogger at the moment, which leaves little to no time for the posting of cute, interesting things. And this makes me sad because I love posting cute interesting things. So to cheer myself up while I design iPhone applications this week, I decided I deserved anemones on my desk at work,

whose pictures I took with said iPhone.

I would also like to make it known that I didn’t care a lick about anemones until the wedding obsession started. I mean I’ve always liked them, but it’s only in the last year that I’ve dedicated an entire research folder on my computer to their arrangement. And I’m still sad that I didn’t get them in my bouquet. But I couldn’t rationalize flying them in from some distant greenhouse so I could have them in the desert in October. Stop obsessing about the wedding that has come and gone. Just stop.