Update to Nemacladus tenuis Hook Pattern Design

By |2021-01-13T19:18:17-08:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Botanical Identification, Flower Design, Stories|

We aren't botanists, but we strive for botanical accuracy in our flower designs. It's a tricky business when you're dealing with slightly obscure flowers. So imagine our delight/horror/gratitude when a customer DM'd us about an inaccuracy in one of our designs! [Gasp!] [...]

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“Floret & The Sepals” presented by Encelia farinosa Anatomy

By |2020-08-06T15:49:17-08:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: A Perfumed Garden, Botanical Identification|Tags: , , , , |

If I asked you to describe Encelia farinosa anatomy, where would you start? [Waiting for a response...] Ah! Compound flowers you say? That's indeed a good starting point. So, what is a compound flower and what is the opposite of a compound [...]

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Saraswati Aim Bija Mantra Hard Enamel Pin

By |2020-08-06T15:49:18-08:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Etsy, Saraswatī|Tags: , , , , |

Presenting the Saraswati Aim enamel pin! Because our Saraswati Aim ( ऐँ ) bija mantra collection wouldn’t be complete without an enamel pin... Simple and unadorned, like Saraswati herself. Available in our Etsy shop with either a magnetic or butterfly clutch back.

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Love at First Sight

By |2020-08-06T15:49:20-08:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: TDC front, The dancing cat gallery|

Months before the first semester of law school started, I stayed in Fresno, California with my mom and brother. The neighborhood was generally very quiet. But one day, I distinctly heard meowing nearby. It wasn't our cat, I thought to myself. So [...]

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Design: Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa)

By |2020-08-06T15:49:20-08:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Flower Design|Tags: , , , |

Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) is almost as ubiquitous as Creosote in the Colorado/Sonoran Desert. Their silvery leaves are instantly recognizable and, in the spring, fragrant golden yellow flowers emerge filling out the round, bushy plant. Encelia farinosa was an interesting flower design to [...]

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Ditaxis lanceolata

By |2020-08-06T15:49:21-08:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: A Perfumed Garden, Botanical Identification, Desert Gallery|

Another little desert beauty: Ditaxis lanceolata. If you see a small plant with slender, lanceolate-shaped, hairy leaves, take a closer look. The flower is small and white and almost gets lost nestled in the fuzzy, white hairs. We usually find Ditaxis in [...]

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Two Brilliant Star-shaped Gilias

By |2020-08-06T15:49:21-08:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Botanical Identification, Desert Gallery|

Gilias are some of my favorite flowers in the desert. They are so tiny and perfectly formed. I love looking at the blue anthers (what I called "pom-poms" for the longest time). I'm not sure what species of gilia this is, as [...]

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Little Bee

By |2020-08-06T15:49:22-08:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: A Perfumed Garden, Botanical Identification, Desert Gallery|

This was originally published as The Princess and the Bee when we first photographed it. The Ghost Flower (Mohavea confertiflora) mimcs another flower, the Sand Blazing Star, to attract pollinators such as the Xeralictus bee, a native bee. Who needs to produce [...]

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