Monday, May 24, 2010


A big thanks to Alicia Arlene Photography. Check out her website. Sarah (the bride) had some great ideas. And they happened to go right along with some of the trends I had come across right before I met up with her. Only then were we were able up with her perfect wedding flowers.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Love this bouquet! I got a simple order for a bridal bouquet this past weekend. The colors are different, very antique, but very detailed. We have the dark ranunculas, the peach tulips, the off white spray roses, queen anne's lace, and don't forget the scabiosa pods. Just gorgeous. Thank you for the order Maren!

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Time Saver

Ask the techy men about this contraption. If it were up to me and I lived closer I would hand water, but I know that would take up a lot of time. So an efficient watering timer was necessary :) It is hokes up to the faucet and the soaker hose. It will soak the soil for I think forty minutes in the morning and evening.

I think the Carrots and the Zinnias we planted froze in the ground!!! Duds.The sunflowers are popping up and for sure the lettuce and kale are loving being in the ground but we may have to re-plant a few things. Rrrrr!

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Wall of Water

We got our tomatoes in this past week.
The forecast showed cold temps and Mikes dad had these wall of waters handy, so we used them to jump start these tomato plants.

Just as we were filling up the wall of waters the water shut off, I guess the community shuts off the water at certain times of the evening. We were out late it was getting dark. So we drove buckets of water from the house and hand filled each one. Sheesh!

Wall of waters are important for a few reasons. They create insulation for cold temperatures, where without them the tomatoes would freeze. Also it creates an extra warm environment for the root systems to get going which is the most important start to a plant. We'll be taking them off of the plants in the next week.

We also got our soak hoses in place for watering. That way we didn't have to worry about checking on the watering everyday during the summer months.

However, as we are still learning with this garden plot thing and watching the pros. all around us. We found out that mounding is not the most successful way of gardening in these extra large garden boxes. We are doing away with the mounds so the soaker hoses are more effective. But other than that we are on the right track!

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Monday, May 10, 2010

I don't quite know how to do tutorials yet, but I'll learn. Check out this wreath I did for my friend a few days ago.It will be raffled off this weekend! Don't miss it.

It is a fundraiser for a couple who has been through a whole lot to adopt a child. It should be fun! Lot's of great things to be raffled.

Saturday, May 15, 2010
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Jefferson Place Condominiums
683 Jefferson Ct, Sandy, UT 84070

I bought the square wreath and the wooden FLEURS box separate. I attached the two with regular floral foam and hot glue. I drilled two tiny holes in the front of the box and wired the wreath also for stability. Lots of hot glue will do the trick.

I love how it turned out. The size was about 24 inches tall and 20 inches wide. It is a free standing wreath as well so it could stand on an entryway table or hang on a door like in the first picture.

Man, if I could get paid to design stuff like this everyday I would love it.
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