Flowers I collected in Boise
A few months ago I ventured to Boise, Idaho for a memorial service for a special member of my husband's family. I offered to help provide floral decor for the service and reception. Since my husband, my mother in law and myself are local and organic enthusiasts.... and in keeping with my business ethic from Gorgeous and Green, I collected flowers from a few local friends' gardens in Boise.
My mother in law has a friend who has a beautiful garden in her back yard featuring low-water plants and edibles.
She also has a giant dog, who is also fond of the beautiful garden.
From her garden I collected onion flowers, grasses, yarrow, beards, chamomile and sweet peas. We were also allowed to collect and take home tons of fresh raspberries from her vines. Lovely.
It was super hot there, so the local roses in her neighbor's yard were few, but I managed to sneek a few in along with some day lilies. Here are the finished arrangements: (no floral foam in any of these of course)
Memorial services are bittersweet, and although there is a lot of sadness, it was a beautiful time to get together with family and friends and offer support.
In Green and Local Beauty, G&G