The Celebratory Colors of Fall

A quick walk around the nursery yard with the camera today yielded some pretty photos, which I thought could serve as a suitable celebration of some fabulous news. Most of you know that I am part of a team tasked with revamping a small retail nursery into a showroom for landscape design. For a long time, it’s been slow going, but lately things have improved. Today we passed a major milestone; we doubled the sales of last year’s October. In this industry, the norm is diminishing sales as the temperatures cool. Doubling them is practically unheard of, and a major cause for celebration. So, let’s celebrate!



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So there it is; William, Gina, and Tamara – we rock. And, the four of us need to throw ourselves a party!

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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28 Responses to The Celebratory Colors of Fall

  1. lyart says:

    well done! & great pics, too

  2. Pauline says:

    Stunning photos of stunning colours! How wonderful to be surrounded by such lovely colour while working!

  3. FlowerAlley says:

    I want to know what your lens is. These photos are surreal. My lens has been malfunctioning. Send me yours. 🙂

  4. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening! says:

    My favorite type of post on mornings I’m feeling slow: fabulous photos and no words to bother with. Beautiful! I especially like the image of the grass with the blue sky as the background — I’m partial to that type of “up” shot. 🙂 Congrats on the job successes too!

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Alan. Hopefully this means that it will be easier from now on. We’ve worked our collective butts off for the past two years, so this is a welcome break. 🙂

  5. Congratulations, Miss Anna Bean! It could never have been done without you. I love the photos, I know each and every one of these plants…you are so talented! You can design gardens and take amazing photos, too. xxoo

  6. Alison says:

    Congrats! Thanks for sharing these photos of fall color!

  7. Yay for the Drake’s team…so happy for you guys that all your hard work is paying off. I wish I could get by to see you all in action more often…however the changes between each of the times I’ve visited have been remarkable.

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Loree! I have to say though, that the most dramatic physical makeovers are usually attributed to W’s boundless energy and merchandising talent. We are all baffled at his well-honed gift for making it pretty. Btw – I rescued one of those purple Passion vines for you. I just have to get it to you.

  8. Evan says:

    Great photos, and congratulations on an impressive accomplishment!

  9. Beautiful – I especially love all those dramatic reds!

  10. Kris P says:

    Beautiful photos, Anna! And congratulations to you and the rest of your team. Doubling your sales – that’s momentous!

  11. rickii says:

    Put the right people together and magic happens…congrats!

  12. rusty duck says:

    That is a great achievement. Really well done! Wish I was nearer, so many cool plants!

  13. annamadeit says:

    Thanks! Next time you’re in Oregon, I’ll give you the actual tour – not just the virtual! 🙂

  14. rindymae says:

    Beyond gorgeous photos.

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