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It’s September…it’s just me

For a while now I’ve known that I needed to post a new blog on my page. Reality hit when I saw the last one I posted was in March :(. What has happened from March through September? ( for some reason 10 seems to be a good number to explain this) 1. Lots and lots of beautiful flowers have left the studio along with great brides who appreciate beautiful flowers. To let you know that, here are some comments …

Wedding Season Begins

We designed for our first wedding of the season. KRISanthemums policy of sharing photos: I /or a photographer will take photos of the wedding flowers before they leave the studio. My policy is to never share them on any social media site until the wedding ceremony is over; out of respect for my clients. Many of you have seen this beautiful bouquet already. There is more to the story. Annie’s mom, Doris and I met over 40 years ago, showing …

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Welcome to our community…

We were excited to be a part of the grand opening/ribbon cutting of the new Holiday Inn Express in Hermiston . I was able to visit the facility numerous times before and knew the overall theme and design. Although it was cold and snow on the ground I realized that we ‘had’ to have some spring inside for the grand opening. The gardens provided the ‘cornus mas golden glory’ one week before the event and we placed those branches inside …

The business of being a small business

KRISanthemums and Bennett Botanical Gardens are both small businesses that share the creative, beauty and pleasures that draw those to them. Providing excellent customer service to clients is a very important element in both. Each client has their own circumstances and needs. Trying to accommodate that for some is easier than others. We try our best, but at times that isn’t enough. As small businesses we have contracts that have been created legally for us and they provide for both …

Succulents in the studio…

We currently have 400 individual succulents (echeveria ‘topsy turvy’) in the studio. These will be planted into wood boxes that have been lined with a waterproof material. Succulents inside the home like warm places and very little water. They can be moved outside when it (if it ever) warms up. These are for a non profit organization that we have partnered with before and are happy to be able to continue this joint venture. Sharing my passion of flowers with …