We, like many of you, are obsessed with air plants & succulents. A stunning succulent arrangement can transform a room from fine to fabulous, instantly. Yes, to some extent all plants and flower arrangements add color and life to a room, but succulent arrangements also add a modern sensibility. The muted colors and multiple textures work to create a warmth and serenity whether used in a party centerpiece or in the form of a wreath gracing your front door. So today, we want to introduce you to an online Craftsy class on HOW2 make stylish container compositions with gorgeous succulents! Learn to make your own bouquets, terrariums, wreaths and more. Continue Reading →
Best Luxury Company Holiday Gifts
Courtesy of CompanyHolidayGifts.com
Update! There is still time to order your gifts and have them delivered before Christmas. Yes, you will most likely pay extra for shipping but it is so worth the money to avoid the crowds at the malls and to ensure your clients, colleagues, and associates know you are thinking of them this holiday season! If by chance you miss the Christmas cut-offs, please know, it is perfectly acceptable business practice that holiday business gifts arrive anytime before the New Year. You might want to adjust your business holiday card to read something like best wishes in the New Year or wishing you a peaceful & joyful New Year.
Our friends over at CompanyHolidayGifts.com have gathered together fifteen of their favorite holiday business gifts. This list of the Best Luxury Company Holiday Gifts Over $100.00 takes over where their Best Company Holiday Gift Ideas under $100 leaves off. Both lists are organized from least expensive to most expensive and range from celebratory champagne toasts to gorgeous elegant decanters to scrumptious meals delivered to your colleagues' & clients' front doors. There are treats for individuals, couples, and the whole family! All the gifts have been hand selected to reflect high quality products with lovely presentation designed to impress and delight your associates. These are only a few of the many gifts available. If you don’t find something you like, feel free to email us and we are sure we can help you find the perfect something for your special client! Please Note: The shipping and tax costs will vary depending on the recipient’s location. Continue Reading →
Royal Empress Tree
World's fastest growing tree with year-round appeal
As I sit here on my porch on this glorious August evening in Southern California (Planting Zone 9, to be exact), I happened to open my latest email from Nature Hills Nursery. Generally, I skim most of my emails, but for some reason TJ's blurb about The Royal Empress Tree grabbed my attention so I actually clicked the link and now I am obsessed! I not only want a Royal Empress Tree, I actually ordered one!
The Royal Empress Tree is the world’s fastest growing hardwood tree. It’s actually listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. How cool is that. Check out the product page at: Royal Empress Tree
I love the Royal Empress Tree's majestic shape. I love its spectacular display of bell shaped, deep lavender flowers that burst into bloom on cascading clusters of blossoms and its wonderful light jasmine / gardenia scent. I love its uniquely fuzzy huge heart-shaped emerald leaves. And I love that it is super hardy,tolerant of almost any soil type and very fast growing (I am very impatient). According to the literature this miracle of nature can grow up to 15 feet in its first season, and at maturity reach heights of over 50 feet in less than five years!
Quantities are limited. Order now to avoid disappointment!