What is lovelier than cut flower arrangements from the garden? For me, not much so Iâ€™m excited to say I am now getting cut flowers every Wednesday and bringing them to my shop Gather Goods in downtown Raleigh and making flower arrangements and selling them through the weekend, every week. They . . .
Air plants are my new favorite plant. Iâ€™ve been admiring and working with them now for the past couple years. Air plants are amazing because they donâ€™t need soil to grow and get all the nutrients they need from the air itself. Some bloom and others do not but they are all cool looking. Hereâ€™s . . .
It's January, my routine has changed, I'm easing into my new daily schedule and I'm bundled up to stay warm. For the past few years I have been so busy running a shop (then moving it and changing it) that I haven't had any time to pause and reflect here on this blog. I'd like that to change so just . . .
One of my favorite sculptural plants is a mounted Staghorn Fern and we are hosting a DIY workshop on Thursday November 4th at Gather in downtown Raleigh where you can make your own. We asked Megan of The Zen Succulent if she would teach a workshop on making them at Gather and she agreed.Â You can . . .
Sometime last year I started hearing about a place in Chapel Hill called Honeysuckle Tea House. All I knew about it was that they served loose leaf tea, which has long been my beverage of choice. So on a hot summer day last year I decided to make the trek. From my house in Raleigh it is about 45 . . .
Here are some photos I took for the forthcoming book Modern Terrarium Studio, many of these didn't make the cut but I thought I'd post some of my favorites here. You can see more photos from the book here, below are ones with a lighter background, I'll be posting a more photos from the book in . . .
I was so honored when last year Megan George of The Zen Succulent asked me to be the photographer for her upcoming about terrarium crafts, Modern Terrarium Studio. The book, now complete, is a softcover craft book published by Fons & Porter and features dozens of terrarium instructions that you . . .
I love collecting recipes and combining flavors at home. Itâ€™s extra special getting to do this at Gather as well. Each month I try to work with my staff to come up with a â€œdrink of the monthâ€, this month it is a delicious Ginger Matcha Latte. So good. I also adore these green mugs that I stock . . .
I'm really excited about this upcoming class at Gather on Saturday. It finally feels like Spring here in North Carolina and I am definitely in gardening mode. In the class on Saturday you will make and take home this DIY Succulent Wreath full of over 30 different succulents. Not only do these plants . . .
One of the things I love about Gather, and a part of what attracted me to the space in the first place, is the enclosed patio in the back. When I first saw the space though, the garden was totally covered over in weeds. My friends and family spent many weekends helping me clear it out and planting . . .
It all started with this instagram post from Design Love Fest: How adorable is this copper watering can? I am now on the hunt for one in my thrifting adventures. If you'd rather skip the chase, I scouted out a few below: 1. Copper Watering Can from Amazon 2. Brass Watering Can from . . .
If all these shop tours in Asheville don't have you pining for a trip there then I don't know what will. Here is a peek into another lovely shop called Flora that I visited, whose walls were covered in ripped out pages of vintage botanical artwork and every blank space covered in plants. . . .