When San Francisco-based Flora Grubb decided to add cut flowers and floral design to her flourishing business, she turned to designer Susie Nadler who finds inspiration in her everyday surroundings -- a good fit, since "The Cutting Garden" uses only California-grown materials.
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Believe it or not, this was a holiday bouquet; December means “fall” foliage in the Bay Area. The creamy protea and pale gray echeveria succulents are a lovely counterpoint to the deep red liquidambar leaves and the bright pink blooming eucalyptus. With some acacia cut from one of the nursery’s own trees, cute arbutus berries, and asclepia for more fun round shapes.