Best of the Season – At Market Right Now June 1st through 7th

Dahlias and peonies are the stars of the show this time of year. They took over the market this week and we picked up some beauties – including dinner plate dahlias as big as your head!

Here is what is best at the market this week…

Dahlias, Peonies, Pink Cottage Yarrow, Lisianthus, Coffee Bean, and Alstroemeria

Olive Leaf, Geranium, Thistle, Artichoke, Bupleurum, Oregonia, Ruscus, Viburnum, Verigated Ivy, Huck, Myrtle, Acacia, Lambs Ear and Kangaroo Paw

And here are some of the arrangements we created with this weeks ingredients…

Dayna Birthday

Peonie Pave

Fowler Centerpiece

White and Green Boat

pink cuties

Vintage urn

Girly Girl

Stop; Hammer Time!

Fall means Hammer Time here at the Ranch….No, we’re not talking about our dance moves, we’re talking about Hammer Museum’s annual Gala in the Garden, of course.

This year it was all about purple. We used over 2,000 hard-to-find purple dahlias to create this years modern look for sponsor, Bottega Veneta — that’s over 176 arrangements — oceans of purple!

Hammer 2013 Step 3 Dahlia

This was no easy feat, at the end of purple dahlia season. We contacted every dahlia grower on the west coast, endlessly searching for the perfect color, “purple fire.” Due to late September weather changes however, this particular dahlia was on it’s way out! We were left in the hands of Mother Nature.

Here’s a step-by-step glimpse at how we got the look!

We sincerely apologize to any floral designers that were in need of purple this week, as we shamelessly took all that were cut in Southern California!  We were seeing purple in our sleep for a few days after the event.

11th Annual Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden


The event wouldn’t be complete without the trees of eucalyptus we create each year on the bars. Silver dollar eucalyptus, when perfectly sculpted, can truly look beautiful and refreshing.

Hammer 2013 Downstairs Bar (2)

Hammer Large Bar

Hammer 2013 Entry Gala in Garden

Many of Hollywood’s elite came to celebrate this years amazing guests of honor, playwright Tony Kushner and artist Robert Gober. We hope they had a fabulous time!

Hammer 2013 SK2_8047

Thank you to Mitie Tucker Event Production and The Hammer Museum!

Best of the Season — At Market Right Now September 23rd through 28th

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Here are some of this weeks market finds!   We had quite a few gift deliveries and parties this week; here’s a sampling of what we put together. Enjoy!

Best of the Season — At Market Right Now September 16th through 21st

Here’s the best of the season at market this week!


oncidium orchids, cat tails, tulips, protea, lisianthus, black chili pepper

stock, bouvardia, scabiosa pods, wax flower, matricaria, chamomile

oregonia, lisianthus, sunflowers, purple anemones, sweet william, red spray roses, scabiosa

Here’s a few things we created!

red garden bouquet Raphaelle Pink screen Barclays upright Barclays Cocktail Facebook Friends Hammer Long Lasting Screen Modern Colorful

Best of the Season — At Market Right Now September 9th – 14th

This week’s market finds!

Astilbe, Seedum, Lilies, Celosia, Ranunculus and Salvia

Spray Roses, Astrantia, Gerbera Daisies, Scabiosa, Rosehips, and Pin Cushion Protea

Dahlias, Calla Lilies, Berzilia, Japanese Anemones, Mini Green Hydrangea, Casablanca Lilies, and Geranium

Here are some of this week’s results!

Bomes Succulent Floral Arrangement Gina Birthday

Westside Tavern Screen Crop Modern Long and Low Modern Upright arrangement CJ and Jen Centerpiece little red and cream cutie Red and Cream long and low