Garden Bounty

Happy monday! Last week was simply MAD! All week I was consumed with all things floral as I was prepping for weddings and events, so there was little time left to even breathe, let alone do a blog post. Last Sunday (before all the madness began) I worked on my garden and harvested some very beautiful things. As it happened, we were invited to a friend's house for dinner, so I did an arrangement to take over. It was a hit, the hosts absolutely loved it, and we had a fabulous time. I made this lovely autumn centerpiece using a number of ingredients from the backyard garden combined with some orchids from the flower mart. It is amazing to see how much loveliness can come from a relatively small garden...enough to make something spectacular!

Flowers: hollyhock, rose, orchid, dahlia, apple Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

Impromptu

Hooray for Friday everyone! This was a crazy busy week for me, so I sure am glad it is over. When I got back from my recent road trip, I made this impromptu arrangement with everything I had in my garden. I am a sucker for variety, and the more elements I can incorporate into my arrangements the happier I am. I have to admit, it is one of my favorites.

Flowers: garden rose, hydrangea, naked lady, geranium, foxglove, cone flower, rosemary, cherry tomato, grape, ginko, coleus Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

Early Spring Inspiration

I know I have said this before, but a walk in spring is so full of inspiration for me. Last week I gathered some branches and foliage from trees and bushes around my neighborhood and mixed them with some flowers from the flower mart and the results were just lovely. It is always amazing how different floral varieties can be paired with different leaves and foliage for unique results. Quince is one of my favorites this time of year, and much like everything else in California, it is in bloom early. For this arrangement I picked some geranium and jasmine from my garden, and arranged them with anemone, lisianthus, rose, ranunculus and parrot tulip. Wouldn't this make a beautiful spring wedding centerpiece?

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Here I used some blooms from a bush in my neighborhood with sweet little white flowers. I also found these pretty double colored leaves, (the back side of these leaves are a metallic gold shade, as if they were sprayed with fairy dust). I mixed these leaves with hyacinth, tulip, lilac, freesia, and dates. This piece would make a prefect statement piece at a wedding.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

And finally, this simple union of quince, spray rose, and loropetalum (fringe flower) foliage makes for an exquisite arrangement for any occasion.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood