Category Archives: Gardens

  • Huntington Library Floral Design Class: Celebrate Pinkie & The Blue Boy

    It’s our eighth year teach­ing flower design class­es at The Hunt­ing­ton Library! There is still time to sign up for our class this Sat­ur­day at The Hunt­ing­ton Library, Art Col­lec­tions, and Botan­i­cal Gar­dens. We’ll be fea­tur­ing flow­ers to com­ple­ment the famous Pinkie and Blue Boy paint­ings at the muse­um! You choose your col­or design, we’ll […]

  • Valentine’s Day Love Aeriums

    As fea­tured in an arti­cle enti­tled, Show­er your Valentine’s Day love with Cal­i­­for­­nia-grown blos­soms, by Slow Flow­ers founder Debra Prinz­ing in the Los Ange­les Times today, Flower Duet has cre­ated a local­ly sourced Valentine’s Day gift with air plants, AKA tilland­sias, grown in our own South Bay neigh­bor­hood by the fan­tas­tic Rain­for­est Flo­ra. This long-last­ing plant […]

  • National Public Gardens Day — May 9, 2014

    It’s Nation­al Pub­lic Gar­dens Day! It’s a cel­e­bra­tion of the nation’s pub­lic gar­dens to raise aware­ness of the impor­tant role botan­i­cal gar­dens and arbore­ta play in pro­mot­ing envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship, plant and water con­ser­va­tion, green spaces, and edu­ca­tion in com­mu­ni­ties nation­wide. The His­to­ry In  2009 Rain­bird and APGA announced their part­ner­ship to pro­mote the first annu­al […]

  • Succulents and Fresh Flowers

    Flo­ral Design Work­shop — Jan 28 We had a won­der­ful group of tal­ent­ed ladies and one gen­tle­man who attend­ed the work­shop this past Sat­ur­day. Here is a ver­sion of what they all are enjoy­ing this week in their own homes. This one has a few more pink ros­es and was donat­ed to our local ele­men­tary […]

  • Succulents

    Flower Duet expands its Offer­ings on Design­ing with Suc­cu­lent Plants by Casey Schwartz We shared Kit’s suc­cu­lent wreath that we cre­at­ed at the end of Sep­tem­ber. It has been rest­ing and root­ing for the past month and is just about ready to hang. I made one as well and I have watched it trans­form and […]

  • Hydrangeas from the Garden

    I head­ed back east to Vir­ginia in mid June and was delight­ed to meet up with some old friends. Susan host­ed a love­ly din­ner par­ty for a hand­ful of us and had dec­o­rat­ed her home with home grown Hydrangeas. 8 blos­som laden bush­es lived hap­pi­ly in her gar­den, accom­pa­nied by gor­geous land­scap­ing and a warm […]

  • How to Pot an Orchid

    Join Flower Duet at the Hunt­ing­ton Botan­i­cal Gar­dens this Sat­ur­day to learn how to pot an Orchid, make a bou­ton­niere and see how to make a love­ly Orchid spray bud vase!

  • Happy (Flower) Hours at Armstrong Garden Centers Friday, February 25

    What could be a bet­ter com­bi­na­tion than flow­ers and wine tast­ing? Arm­strong Gar­den Cen­ters are offer­ing Hap­py Flower Hours on Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 25th. You’ll get 25% off reg­u­lar mer­chan­dise and get free wine tast­ing from Monte De Oro and cheese and crack­ers from The Mar­ti­ni Shop. If you are look­ing for fun Fri­day after­noon and […]

  • Sunflowers Galore in Maryland

    Clear Mead­ow Farm north of Bal­ti­more has some great curb appeal going and going and going. This was brought to my atten­tion from our east coast mem­ber of Flower Duet, Mom. She report­ed that the home sec­tion of the Wash­ing­ton Post had an incred­i­ble pho­to of sun­flow­ers. After a lit­tle search­ing I found an arti­cle […]