Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season! Our family usually goes on a winter trip - either on a road trip, skiing/snowboarding, or out of the country. This year we got so busy that it left little time to plan a trip, and we decided to "staycation" it. I have to admit, as much as I love to travel, I really enjoyed staying home this year. It gave me the opportunity to do all that I wanted. So, for a couple of days straight I made arrangements for myself, and it was wonderful! After all, what I love most about my job is the creative aspect - so I'm pretty much in heaven when left alone to create without the hassle of dealing with the business side of things.
I had some leftover flowers from a photo shoot that I combined with some foraged goods from my garden (as well as our neighborhood). It was a pretty great mix to work with.
Here's what came out of those lovely peonies.
This is proof that you don't have to have a farm to create a farm arrangement. I am what you would call an "urban farmer". I live in an urban area 20 minutes outside of San Francisco and have managed to cultivate a lovely garden in my little backyard. With a little help from my garden and some locally grown flowers from the SF Flower Mart, I was able to create this arrangement.
The first bouquet of 2015
These were the most ruffley narcissus I ever did see. And they had the sweetest aroma.
I mixed the narcissus with some geranium, acacia, camellia, and privet from the garden. I love how different this arrangement turned out.
A very soft palette. I love the color of these hydrangeas from the garden this time of year. I mixed them with some camellias and pansies from my garden.
And here is the final result.
This arrangement from yesterday included everything from my garden sans the ranunculus. Citrus blossoms, hellebore, viola, hydrangea, rose, and snow bush.
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Select photography by Nathan Underwood