Styled Shoot: Tirzah Farms

In August I had the opportunity to be part of a styled shoot at Tirzah Farms, a new venue in a beautiful old home near Rock Hill, SC. The property has beautiful grounds, a pole barn, and the stunning historic home with gardens.

I recently had the opportunity to do a popup at the 7th Street Market in Charlotte.  I also got to try out my new Gardener’s Supply cart at the event that I had gotten for my birthday. The markets are Saturdays and I was there from 10:00 till around 2:00. There are so many amazing

Making a Rainbow Bouquet

Summer is in full swing in the garden and a rainbow of colors are in bloom so I decided to make up a rainbow-styled bouquet.  All of the flowers are from my garden and I think I counted over 30 different kinds of foliage and flowers in it. This post is going to be part

Are you a florist/ event planner in Huntersville, NC, or the surrounding area? Do you have a design style that calls for lots of unique blooms, including flowers that aren’t carried by Mayesh or that have a short lifespan?   Does your style call for lots of specialty flowers in small numbers that aren’t economical

This year I had the opportunity to team up with Well Kept Boutique in Davidson to provide a one stop shop for mother’s day. Shoppers could come in and grab mom a gift card or some of her favorite athletic sportswear. The roses were in full flush just in time for the holiday and there

Easter Stock Photo Freebies

Spring is upon us and with that comes spring flowers and Easter candy!  I think it ranks up with my favorite goodies of the year.  Cadbury egss are my weakness. This past week I opened an Etsy store to start selling stock photos of the flowers grown here in my garden.  Please stop by the

The first thing to bloom in the garden this year were the Hellebores.   This was my first year growing them and arrival was so exciting, finally something blooming in the garden again.  Our peach trees also bloomed early this year.  Scattering their pink petals all over the ground like pink snow. Next up are the

This will be my second year year growing heirloom mums. The first year I had six varieties. This year I added 12 more new varieties to the garden, and fell in love with mums even more. These aren’t your typical store bought mums.

Autumn’s Bounty

With the end of October comes one of my favorites flowers — the heirloom chrysanthemums.  Just as all the other flowers are dying back, these beauties come on the scene filling the garden with color with their funky shapes and sizes.  I have been collecting brass (I have thrifted) and brown glass bottles this season

This month I was asked to participate in the Curate Gathering along with other local artists and vendors.   The gathering is “A dinner to celebrate the creative community around the Charlotte area. An invitation to gather with individuals seeking beauty in simplicity, finding magic in the every day, and striving to live a creative life

This summer I teamed up with You Make Me Shutter to do some Pups in Petals collaborations.  We wanted to do some photo shoots with puppies sporting the flowers — flower collars. First is Luna, she is a 1 year old Morkie.  Her floral necklace is made up of herbs (sage, eucalyptus), fern, roses and

April in North Carolina is really when the flower season begins.  All of the cool flowers (hardy annuals) begin to bloom along with most of the bulbs and spring vines.  Its a riot of colors in the garden and a welcome excuse to finally be outside. Fillers for April: Bachelor Buttons Orlaya Love in a

Spring has to be one of the most anticipated seasons for a gardener.  Finally getting to get back outside with the flowers tending and growing things.  Most of the spring flower began opening up in mid-March and April this year with most of the tulips opening in April. The  thrillers for April include: Tulips Narcissus

A Floral Easter Brunch

This year Easter fell right  when the tulips were in full bloom here in NC.  All the gorgeous colors went stunningly with my clearance Homegoods tablecloth and Jadeite look accessories  (mason jar mugs and salt and pepper shakers) from Sur La Table. The garden was blossoming with tulips, narcissus, early rannunculus, anemones, peach blossoms, lavender,

This year spring came very early in North Carolina.  We had a mild winter and it seemed like everything woke up earlier than usual. In March there are not as many fillers or spillers as in other months, as most of the greenery is waking back up and there are not a lot of supporting

February Floral Crowns

Last February I had the pleasure of making flower crowns for a local business, Chapter 2 Boutique’s Sweetheart photo shoot of their spring clothes.  The photography was done by You Make Me Shutter Photography. The girls looked great in the various crowns.  One of my favorites is the baby’s breath and rose crown. This daisy

The Evolution of a Garden

One of the things I always wonder when I see a beautiful, filled in garden in the magazines or in books, is how did they get it that way? By the time we are seeing these inspiring gardens, the owners have probably been working on them for at least 5 years or more (unless they are on a TV show on HGTV). Most people’s garden evolve over time.

Heirloom Mums: Back in Style

After reading about heirloom mums on Floret Flowers and Love -n- Fresh Flowers blogs in 2013, I was excited to try these beautiful flowers in the garden.   Unfortunately in 2014, there was a catastrophic failure with the mums at King’s Mums and I had to put it on hold for a year.  Under new ownership

An Autumn Flower Crown

It is so fun to design flower crowns through the different seasons.  This crown was made for a high school senior, Hannah, who was having her senior photos taken by You Make Me Shutter Photography this past Halloween.  Almost all of the flowers came from the garden, mainly consisting of heirloom mums which are in

Summer Floral Bike Shoot

For the longest time I have been wanting to do a photo shoot featuring a bike full of summer blooms.  This summer I got the chance to do that with my daughters and son in law.  My daughters, who run You Make Me Shutter Photography, agreed to both photograph and be the model along with