I have been up to a lot lately and have tons to share, but first I am so excited to announce I will be teaching a planter box gardening class at LDBA!!! LDBA is an amazing school and outlet of beautiful quality objects and products recently started up by Sara Moffat. They have tons of cool offerings and now one of them is a class by me! In this class students will first build their own planter boxes with Megan Offner of New York Heartwoods (using cedar that Megan harvested and milled herself)! Then we will fill those beautiful boxes with compost, soil and organic herbs and flowers. Students will learn how to care for and keep their planter boxes thriving all season long. In addition students will also be starting cherry tomato seeds to add to their gardens. It will be such a great class! Space still available for May 5. Sign up today!
Though I am mad for all the Fritillaria and Ranunculus, it is really the flowering branches that do it for me this time of year. Spirea, Quince, Witch Hazel, Cherry, Apple and Magnolia…. there are so many beauties to choose from. Having just a few flowering branches inside make these last cold winter days seem so much nicer.
Spring is on its way! I saw a couple of crocuses popping up in the garden! I am getting ready for the growing season, trying to plan it all out. The gardens, the flower stand, trips to the beach, it’s all going to start happening so fast. Ready or not here it comes!
Sweet sweet valentines!!! If you would like to get something in addition to the lovely Pretty Streets bouquet you pick up at The Bedford Cheese Shop, I have put together a valentine’s gift guide. A list of favorites that many a sweet love would love to receive.
1. Vered Rosewood Body Oil
2. Shigenobu Twilight Perfume
3. Bellocq Tea
4. Adagio Glass Tea Pot
5. Anna Sheffield Jewelry
6. Ariele Alasko Headboards
7. Saipua Candles
8. Creatures of Comfort Silk Robe
9. Amethyst Crystal
10. Pink Champagne
11. Ceramic Jewel
12. Organic Sheepskin
13. Ocean Flowers
14. Mast Brothers Chocolate
15. Silk Marbled Pillow
16. Maggie Bracelets
17. Hudson Whiskey
18. Kinfolk Magazine
19. LDBA Classes
20. The Wild Unknown Tarot
I am always ready to embrace the new year. Reflecting on all things that have passed and looking forward to all things to come. It seems only appropriate to reflect on 2012 with some favorite instagram pics.
Here’s to the old…here’s to the new!
On the weekends Pretty Streets will have bouquets all wrapped up and ready for the taking at the Bedford Cheese Shop.
Pretty Streets is offering some special designs for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Take Away Bouquets
Grab a cute little Take Away Bouquet at the Bedford Cheese Shop on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Thursday, Nov. 22. They’ll be available at the counter in the Brooklyn and Manhattan locations.
Williamsburg – 144 Bedford Avenue & N.4th Street
Manhattan – 67 Irving between 18th & 19th.
Thanksgiving Floral Centerpieces
Make your Thanksgiving dinner even more special by pre-ordering a floral centerpiece. Centerpieces starting at $65. You can place an order by emailing us at email@example.com by 10pm Tuesday, November 20th.
Available for pick-up. Additional costs for delivery. PayPal payments prior to delivery.
Weather has been getting strange around here. After Hurricane Sandy there was a nor’easter that blanketed the city in snow for a day. Then there was a super misty morning. Not just a little light dusting of low-lying clouds but dense thick like fog that was somewhat beautiful and eerie at the same time. We were on our way delivering flowers (the lovelies above) and could barely see 30 ft. in front of us. Crossing the Queens-Borough bridge it looked as though there was no city in front of us and as Cecilia (one of my amazing assistants) pointed out the lights of the buildings and cars looked like they were stars in the sky.
All this weird weather is somewhat disconcerting. I think it is time to brush up on my permaculture knowledge. http://permaculture-exchange.org/ If things are going to continue the way they have gone lately, I want to be somewhat prepared.
We got caught up at the Pretty Streets headquarters and delinquent about blog posts. Things have been busy and then there was a hurricane. We were lucky to barely be affected by Hurricane Sandy (we slept under the bed as our building swayed back and forth and the windows rattled) but really no serious damage. Surrounding communities were not so fortunate. A lot of people are in serious need and if you have the funds please give.
Hopefully, next week things will continue to get back to normal but it seems it will be a long hard road for most.
We will be sure to stop slacking and put up some more pics and updates on the state of the garden and our floristry adventures.