April 26th, 2015
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.
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
Detail showing the variegated aeonium and green rosette-style succulent.
Nice overhead detail that captures all of nature’s glorious forms and colors.
Back view: showing off those maroon anemones!
A burst of Earth Day sunshine in this lovely Washington-grown poppy!