Wednesday Vignette – drift wood magic

I’m on the road this week. The NNBA (The Northwest Nursery Buyers Association) is arranging a two-day tour of nurseries around the Tacoma/Kitsap peninsula. So much fun, and lots to learn from each one. We saw seven yesterday, and will see another four today. So, here is a quick vignette that I thought was lovely from yesterday’s visit – a combo of artichoke, eryngium, rosemary, and or course – driftwood. So lovely…

Windmill nursery had lots of things to see, but this cluster, sitting on the floor near the back caught my eye. If I were them, I would put this one front and center. I think it's gorgeous - don't you?

Windmill nursery had lots of things to see, but this cluster, sitting on the floor near the back caught my eye. If I were them, I would put this one front and center. I think it’s gorgeous – don’t you?

About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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18 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – drift wood magic

  1. FlowerAlley says:

    Lucky you, as usual.
    You do realize you have a dream life don’t you?
    Thanks for sharing lovely with the lowly. πŸ™‚

  2. Mark and Gaz says:

    Lovely! And blur the edges of the black pots and it would make a nice print.

  3. Alison says:

    Sounds like a fun and educational tour of nurseries. I wish I’d known you were going to be so close, I could have driven down to Windmill to say hi!

    • annamadeit says:

      I would have loved to see you. I should have let you know, but this tour has been a whirlwind… hardly any downtime. We’re on our way to Valley now. Such fun memories from two years back!

  4. Kris P says:

    Your trip sounds like something I’d dream of. I love your driftwood vignette – the floral and foliage companions are perfect.

  5. Jealous! What fun you’re having, and yes – that image is powerful. I’ve joined up this week over on the plant lust blog: http://plantlust.com/blog/2015/07/whats-that-doing-here-a-wednesday-bloomday-vignetteand-praise-for-my-hibiscus/#more-6380

  6. Love those eryngium lfowers, better than any other flowers in this setting; the artichoke foliage is great, as would be any Artemesia, my all time grey foliage plant! Great photos, too. Thanks!

  7. rickii says:

    The subtle coloration is the perfect counterpoint to strong shapes…very chiarascuro of you. Sounds like you are stockpiling tons of material for future posts. Here’s mine: http://bannersbyricki.com/archives/4732

    • annamadeit says:

      Haha – I’m supposed to look at flow, displays, signage, and all that stuff, but instead I’m photographing plant vignettes. How about that?

  8. ambien0 says:

    I have always loved Eryngium — all kinds! Here is my contribution, an uncommon native plant called Pale Indian Plantain: https://breakingwindfarm.wordpress.com/?p=557

  9. Nice. We don’t have driftwood, but sometimes I find a piece of dead branch that looks interesting and I lean it against a tree so people can see it.

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