Photo by Jenny Hill

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wedding Networking Event

Here are a few more shots from an event at Youngberg Hill a few weeks ago.
This is the event where we went "all local" on the flowers. All flowers and greens came from within 15 miles of the venue and of the shop. It was fun! Many flowers came from 4-T Acres, commercial flower growers near Dayton. Others came from my gardens and - I confess - roadside ditches. (That would be the wild Queen Anne's Lace. It's having its best year ever thanks to the wet spring and summer.)
Thank you to the wonderful Continuum Photography for the beautiful photos.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hot Summer Wedding

Carolyn's color palette was from the warm creams through peach and orangey shades and into a strong red. Good summer colors! For her bouquet she stayed in the creamy and peachy tones - a beautiful compliment to her hair and complexion. Carolyn and her mom Linda were wonderful to work with.
The centerpieces tended more toward the red shades, featuring some of the lovely garden roses Carolyn loves so much. The Romantik Antike rose above opens just like a peony. So beautiful!
Temperatures in the mid 90's and a strong breeze made it a tough day to be a flower. A few tricks of the trade helped them get through the day. The arch detail above features the beautiful Piano Frieland rose with red dahlias, white dendrobiums and a charming gloriosa lily.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My New Favorite Rose?

This just might be my new favorite rose - Piano grown by Peterkort Roses. It's a peony type garden rose with a delightful subtle fragrance. Sandra at Peterkort says that garden roses are very popular this year! You have to appreciate a rose with giant thorns all up the stem! Look for this and other garden roses in Dave and Carolyn's wedding at Youngberg Hill Vineyard and Inn this weekend. Hopefully the thorns are staying on the design room floor!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Free Bridal Bouquet

The Garden Path has a deal for couples getting married in Oregon Wine Country in 2011 (or even later this year). Book your future wedding flowers with The Garden Path this month, our 15th birthday month, and you may get your bridal bouquet for free! If your flowers total more than $500 (and that's easy!), we'll provide a $100 wedding bouquet at no charge to you. It's an offer that doesn't come around often, but you need to complete your reservation by the end of August. That doesn't mean we need to finalize all the details. Just get your reservation in, and we can fill in the blanks - exact colors, number of corsages, etc. - later if you wish. Call us for a consultation time.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Networking at Youngberg Hill

How gorgeous is this as a place to get married? Youngberg Hill Vineyard and Inn is a working vineyard with eight guest rooms in the inn. And a wedding-day view you will never forget!

It was the site of our July meeting of Wine Country Wedding Professionals. Absolutely delicious tasty treats were provided by Virginia Murphy and staff of Cafe Uncorked. I could have made a full meal of the hazelnut custard topped with fresh local raspberries!

The flower arrangements were provided by The Garden Path. It was a fun and creative process. We pulled the containers from our personal collections of vases, and used only completely reusable mechanics (no wet foam!). All flowers were held in place by their own stems, or by glass frogs or metal pin holders. (Remember them?)
The flowers were "all local" - coming from within 15 miles of the venue. It was a trip back to my flower-arranging roots - back to the days when I used almost exclusively flowers from my own yard and gardens.
Many new contacts were made, and a wonderful afternoon was had by all.
Thank you, Continuum Photography, for the beautiful photos. There is nothing like pro shots to show off the site, food and flowers!

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's Our Birthday!

August 1995 to August 2010.
We're 15 years old!

We're celebrating our birthday this month, and invite you to join us. Find us on Facebook, and become a fan of The Garden Path. All during August, there will be weekly Facebook specials - one of which will be a dozen roses at the 1995 price of $40!
We also invite everyone to stop into the shop and enter our drawing. Someone in our local delivery area will win a beautiful bouquet of flowers each month for a year. Just drop your name into the bowl at the counter. We'll draw the name of the lucky winner at the end of the month. We also have a very special offer for wedding couples. You might get a FREE wedding bouquet. Call the shop for details and to see if your wedding will qualify.
Happy Birthday to Us!