local grown in Boise and foraged arrangement for a memorial by Gorgeous and Green

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.

Me, Pilar Zuniga foraging for blooms and foliage in a friend's garden in Boise

My mother in law has a friend who has a beautiful garden in her back yard featuring low-water plants and edibles.  

Boise garden where Gorgeous and Green foraged for arrangements

Boise Garden with amazing local grown blooms and foliage for cutting by Gorgeous and Green

She also has a giant dog, who is also fond of the beautiful garden.

Giant dog and gardener is Boise who let me forage for flowers

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.

fun garden design in Boise, keeping away the birds

wild raspberry I foraged in Boise for an event

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)

small arrangement by Gorgeous and Green for a memorial using Boise grown foliage and blooms

arrangement of local grown Boise Idaho flowers and foraged foliage by Gorgeous and Green

Local grown and foraged flowers in Boise for a memorial

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