Foragers Flower Workshop

Foragers Workshop

 We’re so excited to announce our Foragers Flower Workshop featuring Meadowburn Farms heirloom dahlias!

Join us at historical Meadowburn Farm (located about an hour outside of NYC) from 2-5pm on Wednesday, September 17th for a breathtaking afternoon filled with freshly-cut heirloom dahlias, beautiful historical gardens, and a tasting of Meadowburn Farm’s aged cheeses.  We’ll work on designing a low, lush floral arrangement with the seasonal products that you’ll get to take home with you at the end of the day. To sign up click here!

Foragers Workshop

{photo by Joshua Scott}Foragers Workshop

Dahlias! Meadowburn Farm’s heirloom dahlias have been growing in the gardens since the early 1900′s, when Helena Rutherfurd Ely, avid gardener, author and founding member of the Garden Club of America, built extensive gardens surrounding her country house at Meadowburn Farm. For over 130 years the Meadowburn dahlias have been planted each spring and stored each fall. Today, the Meadowburn dahlia collection consists of 7 distinct heirloom cultivars, each of which expresses unique characteristics no longer popular in modern varieties.

Forager Workshop

Forager Workshop

 

Here are some of the varieties you can expect to see at the farm and use for your arrangements!

  • ‘Helena Rutherfurd Ely’ – a glowing, sunset-hued decorative dinner plate with sturdy purple stems.

  • ‘Albert Furman’ - A bright yellow cactus dahlia, and a prolific bloomer.
  • ‘Old Tweet’ – A cheerful, antique peony flowered dahlia with golden bronze blossoms. Some plants grow up to 9′ tall!
  • ‘Byba Vincenza’ - A most unique show dahlia, featuring bobbing  blooms on slender stems, in hues of magenta with streaks of vermilion down the center of petals.
  • ‘Clara Helen’ – A bicolor dahlia, in magenta fading to white.
  • ‘Danny Bea’ - An elegant antique peony flowered dahlia with 4″ blooms in hues of magenta often with a streak of vermillion in the center of the petal.
  • ‘Jane Cowl’ -  This is a stunning informal decorative dinner plate  dahlia with luscious blooms with deep peach centers open up to glowing orange, petals dusted with gold.

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Foragers Workshop

Foragers Workshop

Summer BBQ-Santa Barbara

Summer BBQ-Camille StylesThere are so many thing that I love about this project we were a part of. 1. We worked with my hubby and his company Stuart & Co along with our great friend Jen Huang to put together this summer, BBQ in her Santa Barbara backyard, 2. What is not to love about being in Santa Barbara for work, 3. When we were finished styling the dinner we got to eat all of the beautiful food.

Summer BBQ-Camille Styles

Summer BBQ-Camille Styles

Jen Huang Art inscribed a slate tray with the evening’s menus and we adorned it with this summer garland. The rosemary smelled delicious.

Summer BBQ-Camille StylesJen’s dog Gatsby thought he was going to get lucky and sneak a taste of Stuart & Co’s Bitchin’ BBQ Sauce

Summer BBQ-Camille Styles

Summer BBQ-Camille Styles

Summer BBQ-Camille Styles

Summer BBQ-Camille StylesWe invited some of our closets friends in Souther Cali to enjoy Michael’s BBQ with us. Summer & Brian Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings is shown here passing the farmer’s market chopped salad. 

Summer BBQ-Camille Styles

 

Summer BBQ-Camille StylesCheck out the recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp on Camille Styles.

Summer BBQ-Camille StylesYou won’t want to miss Stuart & Co’s recipe for baby back ribs here

Summer BBQ-Camille Styles

Summer BBQ-Camille StylesHead over to Camille Styles for additional photos from the evening and recipes for all of the yummy dishes you see here.

 

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Blue Hill Wedding

What most don’t realize is that a florist’s life consists of about 10% pretty flowers and 90% schlepping. We’re always worried about the heat, how much light is shining in the car, and how many pot holes we hit.  Since our wedding season has officially begun for 2014 we’re bopping all over the place. Last week as we headed up to Blue Hill, Susie had the honor role of holding the bride’s bouquet. Loved her sun shielding technique here.

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Floral Chandeliers

Big announcement: P&P now offers large scale installation design services for private parties and weddings! A few weeks ago we partnered up with Trent Bailey Photography and Patina Rentals to show off the process of making floral chandeliers, which happens to be one of our favorite projects so far. A big thank you to Design Love Fest for sharing the full story on their blog today here! AND can you believe Patina’s new blue couch and coffee table/setee we stole for the shoot!!

Floral Chandeliers

Floral Chandeliers

Floral Chandeliers

Floral Chandeliers

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