Friday, 19 October 2012

I have the best friends!

I just wanted to give this Friday post as a thank you to my friend Becca. Recently she was in San Fransisco and like a true plant lover made her way over to Flora Grubb Gardens (soo jealous!). It is a life long dream of mine to visit Flora Grubb.  I might have even given her directions to hug Flora for me.  So you can only imagine the excitement on my face when Becca brought me two bags with Flora Grubb written on them.  And the excitement continued when I realized the two bags contained goodies from Flora Grubb!

Check out this beautiful container.  I love how it evokes the essence of ocean! It's like some sort of epic sea shell.  What Becca doesn't know is how it goes perfectly with my manta ray pillows. (I temporarily filled it with some eucalyptus gunni and eucalyptus parvifolia)

Oh but there was more. She got me a Mini Wally Woolly Pocket! I love it so much! What do you think I should plant in it? I was thinking of going pure tropical with some sort of epic bromeliad.

And look at this little treasure that came home from Flora Grubb! I am so excited to get this rooted and planted up. Maybe in my new ocean inspired container?

So thank you thank you thank you Becca! For more Planta Claus happiness, head on over to danger's blog to see more Friday gift giving happiness.

*Update*

I didn't think the manta ray pillows would be of much intrigue... but then again, they intrigued me enough to impulse buy.  So here they are... well, one of them.


When I bought the pillows the store clerk said something along the lines of: "Oh. You like these?"  I still don't know whether or not I'm missing something.  But to me, they are just swell! Although that could have something to do with my life long dream (one of many) of studying manta rays and sea turtles for conservation and marine animal awareness.

18 comments:

  1. Well Becca gets a high-five from me! What a cool vase and that green pocket beats the black ones that are so common. Of course you know that now I want to see the Manta Ray pillows....

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    1. I will be sure to give Becca a danger-five next time I see her! I love the green pockets! Any plant suggestions?

      I updated the post to include the manta ray pillows!!

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    2. Love the pillows, thanks for the update. I like that they aren't "cartoony" but as the outlaw suggests appear a little PNW native inspired.

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    3. No problem. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks they are swell. They are soo pnw native.

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  2. Those are some fantastic gifts from a great friend. Yes, where are the manta ray pillows?

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    1. Thanks! I was so excited! Becca is a great friend.

      I just updated the post - hope you like the pillows!

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  3. Manta Ray Manta Ray....we all scream for Manta Ray.

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  4. Becca is a stellar friend! And manta ray pillows? I can only imagine!

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    1. Yes she is!

      I was so excited when I found the manta ray pillows. I'm a beach boy at heart and love all ocean creatures!

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  5. What a great friend and swell gifts! Love the manta ray pillows which I find evocative of pacific northwest native artwork. Maybe it's the colors or perhaps the placement of fabric that looks almost totemic.

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    1. Thanks. You got it right on. I think that's part of why I love them so.

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  6. A gift from Flora Grubb? Very cool. Hope that inspires you in years to come!

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    1. I know! I am beyond excited! It has already brought a new wave of inspiration (and at the right time I should add). With the wet approaching - here already - some indoor woolly pocket garden therapy is just the thing!

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  7. How cool Louis - and better than cool is that you have such a great friend that nutures your spirit and passion for gardening :) cheers!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah Becca is an amazing friend-and amazing gardener I should add. She has some epic things going on at her place.

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