pssst. most moms love flowers.

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mother’s day is just around the corner. i never forget, because i was actually born on mother’s day — such a nice gift, eh, mum? this year i thought it might be nice to create some DIY bouquets myself, for so many of my deserving, hard-working mom friends out there. i was invited by flower muse to offer you some special deals, a reader discount, and to select... 
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pretty little petersham.

pretty little petersham. / sfgirlbybay

spring is in the air and it’s time to get my urban garden growing again. and a recent trip to the legendary petersham nurseries has provided much inspiration. oh how i’ve dreamt of visiting this magical place and it turned out to be even more dreamier than I expected! i have to thank my new florist friend (and local london gal) chikae of okishima & simmonds for... 
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vegetable containers: weekend project.

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i’ve been wanting to plant a little vegetable garden here at the new house, but haven’t been able to find just the right spot. until i decided on these galvanized troughs i found on amazon. i’d been looking for these for a while after seeing something similar in stable cafe’s herb garden in san francisco, but i guess it hadn’t occurred to me that... 
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romantic rooftop gardens.

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curbed new york. i do believe if i couldn’t be a blogger, i might very much like to be a gardener or landscape designer. i have no real clue what i’m doing out there, mind you, but i spent the entire weekend running back and forth to various nurseries and then planting new vegetation in my hillside garden and filling an abundance of empty clay pots i had stacking... 
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lotusland.

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i grew up in southern california, so i’m not sure why i’ve never heard of lotusland. i discovered this amazing place via diane keaton’s pins and got curious about where this lotusland was — and lo and behold it’s in my own very own backyard in santa barbara — about two hours north of los angeles. lotus land is the historic estate of Madame... 
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