Debra Prinzing

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Week 16 // Spring’s Bright Outlook

April 26th, 2015

week16 For Earth Day a local real estate mangement firm asked me to give a talk and demonstration during a lunchtime event held on the rooftop garden of a hot LEED-Certified building in Seattle’s Southlake Union neighborhood.What a great chance to speak with office-bound hipsters from architecture, design and advertising agencies about LOCAL flowers and ECO design!

 
And what a perfect time to do this – when the vivid hues of springtime are exploding from my favorite Northwest flower farms!
Local ornamental shrubs, perennials and flowering bulbs, with a few succulents tossed into the mix.

Local ornamental shrubs, perennials and flowering bulbs, with a few succulents tossed into the mix.

Here’s what I included in my design demonstration:

Euphorbia foliage, grown by Jello Mold Farm

Lilac blooms, grown by Jello Mold Farm

Poppies, grown by Jello Mold Farm

Anemones (pale purple), grown by Sonshine Flower Farm

Anemones (maroon-red), grown by Everyday Flowers

Fancy orange tulips, grown by Sonshine Flower farm

Bleeding hearts, grown by Ojeda Flower Farm

Potted succulents

Detail showing the variegated aeonium and green rosette-style succulent.

Detail showing the variegated aeonium and green rosette-style succulent.

Nice overhead detail that captures all of nature's glorious forms and colors.

Nice overhead detail that captures all of nature’s glorious forms and colors.

Back view: showing off those maroon anemones!

Back view: showing off those maroon anemones!

A burst of Earth Day sunshine in this lovely Washington-grown poppy!

A burst of Earth Day sunshine in this lovely Washington-grown poppy!

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