An Eco-Friendly, Louisiana style wedding

For this New Orleans style wedding, the couple wanted to stay as eco- friendly as possible.  The centerpieces were planted with different varieties of succulents and beautiful fresh floral.  Each place setting displayed planted  aloes which doubled as the guests wedding favor. For the brides bouquet we used a mix of orchids, roses, succulents, anemones and wax flower.  The groom is the owner and chef of The Parish (a southern fusion gastropub) so we used fresh herbs along with succulents and tied them together with moss to represent the bayou of Louisiana. Photos by Chris Richards. 0593

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Gorgeous Botanical Wedding

LaFleur's wedding designer Brittany Pena created gorgeous florals for a recent wedding at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.  Brittany accessorized the couple with beautiful plants and flowers including- peonies, air plants, succulents and aloes.  Photos by Patrick Grimes  10257403_10203627350621468_1292742561484440366_o 10298508_10203627376742121_715974096769523737_o 10286927_10203627380422213_8420113169596462591_o

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Vertical Gardening

Vertical gardening is on the rise. You can call them what you like...living walls, eco-walls, green walls or even wall art.  Such walls may be indoors or outside, freestanding or attached and come in a great variety of sizes. LaFleur Plantscapes can design and install a wall that's right for you.

Succulent Wall

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Air Plant Wall

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Wall Art

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Dirtt Interior Plant Walls

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New Years Nuptials

This New England couple rang in the new year with "I do!"  Great views at the Ritz Carlton, two adorable french bulldogs, beautiful fresh flora, and fireworks to end the night...what more could you ask for?

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Floral & Decor- LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora

Brooke Allison Photo http://brookeallisonphoto.com/blog

L'Atelier

Atelier is the French word for "workshop", and is used principally for the workshop of an artist in the fine or decorative arts, where a principal master and a number of assistants, students and apprentices work together. Image

Opening this fall Atelier de LaFleur will bring the essence of a European flower market to downtown Tucson. Shop for exquisite flora arrangements, orchids, native plant collections and a wide assortment of handmade pottery from artisans like Guy Wolff and Helmut Dirr. You can also pull up a seat at our flower bar and learn how to create your own living arrangement or attend one of our many workshops led by local horticulturists.

Atelier de LaFleur 410 N. Tool Ave. | Tucson, AZ | 85701 Opening September 2012

Civano Soil Enrichment Compost Makes Tucson Gardens and Businesses Green

Since the inception of La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora, we have enjoyed an enriching relationship with many like minded vendors in our community - Civano Nursery being among the first vendors we partnered up with. I always like to take a moment to highlight the good work my friends are doing in our community to make Tucson a little greener and more sustainable. Civano Nursery has developed and implemented an exciting program for reducing yard wast from area businesses and turning it into a green product that will benefit, not only the businesses that provide the yard waste, but consumers who are looking to use earth-friendly compost and mulch in their gardens. Civano's Soil Enrichment Compost takes green waste from tree trimmings aerates it, waters it, and tends it to remove excess salts to create a natural mulch that doubles as a slow release fertilizer in your garden. This compost feeds the soil, protects garden space from weeds, and keeps you from having to water as much because moisture is held in the substrate of soil better with the layer of compost on top. This locally produced mulch is also reducing Civano's carbon footprint because mulch and compost doesn't have to be trucked from other nurseries out of state. How is that for eco-friendly! I highly recommend this product, and am excited to use it in my own plantscaping projects. I hope you will consider Civano Nursery for your gardening needs too!

La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora would love to help you create the eco-friendly outdoor space of your dreams. Contact me today for a free consultation and to discuss how to incorporate local, green materials into your garden.

ENGAGED!!

While love is still in the air, let's talk weddings. Valentine's Day is a popular day for lover's around the world to express hopes for a future together with an engagement ring or promise ring. And even though you may still be riding high from your sweetheart popping the big question on V-day, it's never too early to come back to earth to start planning your big day. Believe me, the days fly by fast; and before you know it, you're big day will be here. How can you keep on top of all the to-do's to make sure your day is as special as you've dreamed? Let La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora handle all of your floral needs. A florist should be secured about nine months before the big day so you have plenty of time to get specific flowers, succulents, and colors of plants ordered and delivered on time. Have an idea of what flowers and colors you'd like in your bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, corsages for mother's, and boutonnières. Most likely, you'll want the same types of plants and color scheme carried out in your center pieces and table arrangements. Contact me today to set up a free consultation so we have plenty of time to plan for your wedding.

It is my pleasure to make your floral arrangements as beautiful as the bride they celebrate. I look forward to working with you!