Monday, September 22, 2008

a garden to admire in michigan

This is such an incredible little garden...well it's not really little...but it is a hidden gem. While vacationing in Michigan, we found this hidden treasure and it is too perfect not to share! Enjoy.

Back from Michigan!

Michigan was just beautiful...and I just had to show what a wonderful place it is!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Off to Michigan!

My husband and I are off to a long -awaited vacation to upstate Michigan. We are going to lots of neat little towns, and they are sure to provide loads of great photos to share when we return!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New Arte Italica has arrived!

There is nothing like a beautiful container that looks just as good empty as it does full. Of course at The Perfect Petal we like to fill it...but just in case you don''re safe.

The black is my current fav. I love it filled with the fresh fall colors. Even just a big bunch of fresh bittersweet looks perfect.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cottage Living...dreamy

My husband was sweet enough to bring me home the current issue of Cottage Living today. We are both in love with this house! This is a re-hab'd 1930's house that they have completely transformed. It shows a great example of simple and elegant landscaping. It's not too overdone and looks natural with the exterior of the house. So many times people landcape with all of the same bushes and shrubs and their house looks just like everyone else's. Using the right goodies, with good mulch, and a good layout won't necessarily cost just takes thinking outside of the box. Check out more pics at

Monday, September 1, 2008

happy labor day...hope you're not laboring

Doesn't this just look like the perfect place to be on this labor day? I think so. Now is the time to start switching out of some of your blooming plants that are looking tired and sad, and into some lush green plants and topiaries to take you through the fall.