Edible Wedding Flowers in the Fall, A Preview

I had the opportunity this fall to put together a floral design package for a Charlottesville area bride and groom who requested all edible arrangements. 

'ingredients' came from our garden, as well as other local sources

'ingredients' came from our garden, as well as other local sources

The challenge was to use items that they could later cook into a vegetable broth. The brides bouquet, and guys boutonnieres included herbs that had unique meanings. 

Fennel Flowers were beautiful holding the morning dew as I went to cut materials. 

Fennel Flowers were beautiful holding the morning dew as I went to cut materials. 

I had SO much fun putting together these arrangements. I managed to snap some photos, but cannot wait to see the professional photos! Here is a peak into the behind the scenes work, as well as a few photos I managed to snap of the tables. 


Flowers for an Early Summer Wedding with Pharsalia Peonies

I had so much fun putting together florals to match Liz and Clayton's vision for their May 30th wedding day. Their simple elegance, Pharsalia's vistas, and fresh cut flowers (fresh Peonies from the garden!!!) added so much to vibe. Enjoy some photos from their event below. Photos courtesy of the talented Dominique Attaway

Things are Greening Up

As we get ready to host our wedding up at our place, we have been busting our tails to get the place looking good. Thankfully, spring has sprung, and everything is turning green!

The azaleas in one of our front beds are looking great after David pruned them last year. 

The azaleas in one of our front beds are looking great after David pruned them last year. 

Digs Mountain is green in our backyard. Up front you can see some of our prepared garden beds, and the posts that will form our garden fence. Oh, and all that straw, that is covering up where we have seeded over the damage from trenching in the water line to the greenhouse.

Digs Mountain is green in our backyard. Up front you can see some of our prepared garden beds, and the posts that will form our garden fence. Oh, and all that straw, that is covering up where we have seeded over the damage from trenching in the water line to the greenhouse.

The Red Buds, Dogwoods, and Daffodils have all bloomed and been enjoyed by the bees. Viburnum, Strawberry bush, and Spirea are showing off. The seeds we sowed into the raised beds are growing, and we are beginning to enjoy fresh vegetables!

Spirea blooming in the (future pond) garden at the top of our driveway

Spirea blooming in the (future pond) garden at the top of our driveway

We have still been keeping up with some of our bigger projects (like the greenhouse). But, as we prepare for our wedding, we have slimmed down our list of projects. 

Landing and Stairs on the West side of the greenhouse where there will eventually be a single door. The wooden Frame is for pouring concrete to give the structure extra strength. 

Landing and Stairs on the West side of the greenhouse where there will eventually be a single door. The wooden Frame is for pouring concrete to give the structure extra strength. 

2015 Garden, the start

We are beginning to form, plant, and perenialize our garden at our new home-place while getting the fence up to protect form predators.