Weekly Inspiration: Mother's Day Recap

Happy Wednesday! It's been a while since I have done a midweek post! On Wednesdays, I have decided to share some pictures of the work I have done over the previous weekend, or just a simple snap from something cool for a weekly dose of inspiration. Today I am sharing a recap of my Mother's Day weekend. I had a a very busy weekend. In addition to some of the custom arrangements I made for a number of moms, I had a pop up shop at Craftsman and Wolves in San Francisco. It was a bit of work, but also a lot of fun.

This is one of the custom arrangements I made with plum branch, garden rose, tulip, ranunculus, poppy, cilantro blossom, vibernum, orchid, and kumquat. It was not only a hit with the receiver, but my Instagram community LOVED it too! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Sample arrangements I made for our Mother's Day pop up shop. We had two arrangements for sale, one in a bucket, and one in a beaker. The beakers were definitely a hit (and my favorite too)!

Flowers: peony, poppy, rose, geranium, plum, fuchsia, tulip, ranunculus Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Some photos of the loose flowers in buckets. They were beautiful just as they were! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

I mean, look at these parrot tulips!! 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, last but not least, the arrangement I made for my own mom. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

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

Irresistibly Lush

Those of you who regularly read my blog know that garden arrangements are my absolute favorite, and springtime is the best time for creating the most lush arrangements. There is just so much beauty blooming in every corner of my yard and neighborhood that it is hard not to be inspired. Shower tree and mock orange are in full bloom right now, so I had to do a couple of arrangements with them.

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

I really like the shape of these vases, but they can be tricky to do large and free flowing arrangements in due to the fact that their opening is not particularly wide. I knew that I needed tall branches and stems that would drape from the vases, and that is where the mock orange, snowberries, vibernum, and the shower tree came in.

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

Here I used only a few of each floral variety, but it worked perfectly because the stems were quite long and flexible, and made for a lovely free form arrangement. I added some color to my arrangement by adding just 3 roses from my garden.

Flowers: vibernum, snowberry, mock orange, garden rose Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

I love, love, love shower tree, but you have to watch out for those thorns!!

I really like the combination of the shower tree and sweet peas. The sweet peas are sort of the extension of the shower tree blooms. The soft pastel color theme carried out by the sweet peas, poppies and ranunculi creates a very feminine, garden look for this arrangement.

Flowers: shower tree, sweet pea, rose, poppy, ranunculus Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Yours truly with her garden arrangement. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

One can never ever tire of poppies, roses, or ranunculi! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood Rondeur Vases available at Anthropologie

Unique Vessels: English Storage Jar

During my trip to London last month, I didn't have much time to wander about, but I did manage to spend a Saturday going to Oxford Circus to look around and do a little shopping before heading to Hyde Park. I must admit that I have a one track mind these days, so when I stumbled upon this adorable storage jar at John Lewis department store, I knew I wanted to make it mine and to bring it home to do an arrangement in. So, here we are! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

Flowers: poppy, vibernum, snowberry, astilbe Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Since the vase is quite colorful, I didn't want to detract from it. So, I chose a neutral palette to complement the flowers on the jar. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

Credits:

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