Best of: August

Late summer in California brings about some of the best local garden rose selection at the Flower Mart, as well as in my garden. I have really been enjoying working with roses this past month. Here are some of my favorites from the single arrangement work that I did in August. Not really an arrangement, but just a photo of the roses because it was too gorgeous not to! Kiana Underwood /

Bouquet of zinnia, dahlia, rose, sweet pea, ranunculus, rice flower, and begonia for a pink-loving bride. Kiana Underwood /

On a weekend with dinner guests, I decided to fill my mixer with flowers and garden trimmings. It was a hit! Kiana Underwood / | Photography: Nathan Underwood /

Last minute garden-style arrangements for a party in someone's garden! Kiana Underwood / | Photography: Nathan Underwood /

One of my most favorite floral combinations: gardenia, hellebore, snowberry, rose (from my garden) and basil. Kiana Underwood / | Photography: Nathan Underwood /

This was for someone who likes yellow roses. As a garden-style designer, it's hard when someone wants 2 dozen yellow roses, and a traditional approach just wouldn't suit me! Kiana Underwood /

Garden-style happy boutonnières for a colorful wedding. Kiana Underwood / | Photography: Nathan Underwood /

Nruphoto takes the BART to work every day, and I give him a ride to and from the station. One day when I went to pick him up I saw him walking down the stairs with the raddest vintage suitcase - as if he was living sometime in the 50's going on a trip! He had purchased the camera on the right and it came in the suitcase. I'd say that's a major bonus! Kiana Underwood /

I wish you all a happy and flower-filled weekend!


Styling, photography, and design by Kiana Underwood Select photography by Nathan Underwood