Notes from a Flower Farm: Decorating With Succulents
Inspired by a family trip to Palm Springs, our floral columnist creates fresh arrangements using succulents. Mixed with seasonal flowers and displayed in old silver containers, this is a whole new take on a trendy group of plants.
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Every spring my family and I trot down to Palm Springs for a weekend of sun and ease, an attempt to wring the winter wet out of our Seattle systems. My kids won’t tolerate a whole lot of mid-century furniture and garden accessories browsing while we are there, which I would love to spend days doing, but what they will do happily is tromp around the cacti. They look for rabbits and lizards while I stalk desert flowers with my camera.
Marigold and Mint is an organic farm, a retail shop, and a studio. The farm is situated along the Snoqualmie River, about 30 miles east of Seattle and the shop is located in the Melrose Market on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2008 by owner Katherine Anderson, Marigold and Mint reflects her lifetime love of flowers and landscapes. Trained as a landscape architect, she brings her affection for both clean and clear design and intricate patterns to Marigold and Mint.