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From My Garden to A Wedding

From My Garden to A Wedding

It was a happy encounter this week—my garden and Alicia’s desire to use all dried flowers and grasses in her wedding bouquets and arrangements; even her bridal bouquet. She will be married in a redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains next month. The practical and the comely join hands as she envisions the day.

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Alicia and I connected through Buy Nothing Ocean Beach South, a Facebook group. We had the best time chatting and cutting as we gathered dried materials for several hours, then loaded them in her truck.

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There was lavender, native California sage and buckwheat, yarrow, statice, eleagnus, phlomis, scabiosa, dianella, heavenly bamboo and various grasses and seed pods.

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At home, Alicia hung the flowers and grasses to dry. She says her house smells amazing. With friends she’ll make the bouquets and that will be another memorable time. I can hardly wait to see the wedding photos.

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade