Friday Flowers – Tulipina Design

Kiana Underwood, owner of the San Francisco-based floral design studio, Tulipina Design, is one of the most sought after floral designers in the United States and beyond. Her work constantly mesmerizes me and she is one of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram.
Her blog is like a digital master class, so if you are looking for step-by-step instruction on how to create a stunning arrangement, look no further.

 Enjoy the final blooms of summer….Fall is in the air!

images: Tulipina, photography by Nathan Underwood

Hi There Hydrangeas

Have you ever noticed that when you come home from a trip that your garden has made big changes? The kind you may not notice day to day, but seem monumental when you’re gone for a week.

That’s what I came home to this week (after a cruise with 17 members of my family – family reunion at sea, if you will). Hydrangeas bursting everywhere! 

This is particularly fun because last year, after a very harsh winter, my hydrangeas didn’t bloom much. Another fun fact about gardens…they are always full of surprises.

A little peek at the hostas…another favorite of mine.

What has surprised you lately?!

Peek of Peonies

My favorite flower, along with tulips, is the peony. I love how they unfold like a rose, only with a larger bloom and none of those pesky thorns. I get more than a kick out of my peony bushes because they’ve been through a lot. Transplanted twice – once in the back yard and then a few years ago moved to the front and side, they have continued to bloom and flourish. I think they are floral warriors.

Based upon their proximity to sun, they bloom at different times, so that there is a steady flow of blooms.

So, every day or so, I’m out snipping a few and bringing them inside. They accent almost every room.

This is just a peek, as they haven’t reached their peak. Just gives me more to look forward to.

Hoping that things are blooming in your garden and that you have lots to look forward to this weekend!