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Working Designer Wednesday: Mixed Bag

Mar 7, 2012

Time for another mixed bag of flower “stuff” I need to share with you…

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First…I received this email from Loretta at Craggy View Farm in North Carolina…and hope some of you will be kind enough to point her in the right direction…

“I have a question on where to order those awesome succulents that are so popular? I live in Western NC and those types are not hardy here and my local wholesaler doesn’t carry them. Also, where can I find those fiddle head fronds?”

If you are a designer in Loretta’s neck of the woods, please feel free to leave her a message at the end of this post and introduce her to a supplier who carries succulents and fiddle heads. Thanks!


Second…look at the progress in our cutting garden! The photos on the left were taken on January 31st and the photos on the right were taken on February 28th. We should have blooms soon…

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…Ammi ‘Black Knight’…

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…Centaurea ‘Florist Blue Boy’…

Our redbud is also in bloom…

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Next…I dream of one of these in the cutting garden…

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image via Better Homes and Gardens


And, finally…check out this amazing space transformation by Coriander Girl

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…interior before…

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…interior after…**insert collective sigh here**…GORGEOUS!!

Hope your Wednesday is wonderful!

Don’t forget to leave a comment for Loretta if you know a good source in her area…




  1. Kim Sanders says:

    I love seeing your raised planters! The weather in So Cal is so weird! It’s 85 one day and the next is 60! my broccoli and cauliflower are so confused!

  2. Awww, thanks for all your help!

  3. Janet says:

    Hi Loretta! I get my Fiddle heads from Mayesh (they’ll ship them to you). I get my succulents from You can see what they carry under “retail customers,” but definitely set up a wholesale account.

  4. Loretta — I’m in TN and my wholesaler has succulents and fiddleheads frequently. I’m sure he’d be happy to share some information with you if you give him a call! His name is Lou Farrell at Import Flowers. He’s the best.


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