Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Going Green

How can anyone not get excited when they see this picture?  I mean, a beautiful garden dinner party on a roof top in New York.  Life just doesn't get any better than that.   I just love GOING GREEN!

So WHY are so many GROWERS getting all cranky in the horticulture industry these days?  I mean we are the people that provide all the things that go into making this phenomenal display. 

We grow the flowers for the table centerpieces......


We produce the shrubs that create the "walls" for this garden room.......


We know how to put all these beautiful elements together to create that special Shangri La.....


And we even grow the FOOD that will be served at the party.......


We GROWERS should be the happiest people on earth, don't you think?!  Our industry is just so exciting!

So, why is the horticulure industry kinda boring these days?  I don't mean just around these parts but even in Europe, the excitement for what we do seems a little lacking.  This week, Junior is attending the HortiFair in Holland which has decreased significantly in size from the GINORMOUS show it used to be.  He has been wandering the show floor,

 checking out all the new equipment and plant breeds that are available for next Spring but somehow......he's not finding a lot of EXCITEMENT among the growers.

Sure, the economy hasn't been that stellar lately but doesn't that mean we should be even MORE excited about our product?!  Who can boast such amazing results as THESE.........

Personally, I'm just going to keep on being INSPIRED by the amazing beauty of the flowers and greenery we make available to the public because I just can't HELP myself. 

Junior, on the other hand will be wandering the streets of Amsterdam.....

searching for a McDonalds to satisfy his craving for CHICKEN NUGGETS and FRENCH FRIES and dream about his Cinderella

 who stayed home to plan a wedding!

REMINDER:

Don't forget that I'm gonna give away beautiful PURSE I purchased on a recent buying trip in China.


Just leave a comment to be entered into this week's Give Away.  Every comment you leave this week will give you another chance to win.  Limit 1 comment per day please.

Although, I wouldn't mind too much if you commented more than once a day.  I LOVE to hear from you!

If you want to check out more about the amazing roof top garden party in New York, just visit Merci for a wonderful blog about Chic Brides in New York.  Your're gonna LOVE it!

Also, since it's Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch, I thought I would share this post with my blogger peeps over there as well.  Check out all the gorgeous table settings going on out there and get INSPIRED to do some beautiful things!


22 Comments »

22 Responses to “Going Green”

Rosa said...

I'd love to go to that party!!

momofcrt said...

me too Rosa, but cucumber water? What is that, just pureed cucumber?

Ashley Ferreira said...

Thanks for posting the photograph of Lawrence & Erin, I'm going to be getting their photos done asap for the invitations!

That table setting was amazing! Where was that location?

Colleen said...

Love the green, so pretty!
And those engagement pics are gorgeous! I saw some more on facebook and they are just stunning!

sarah vandergugten said...

i can always use a new handbag!

tupperwaregal said...

I loved that table setting the green was beautiful. I wish i could have flowers in my home, but i have cats, lol.
Adalia

Lori E said...

Growers...purse...excitement....purse...New York...purse...design...purse...son in Holland...purse....Cinderella...purse...oh did you say something about giving away a purse.

Style Sisters said...

WOW OH WOW!!! Does Tablescaping get any better than that...with the incredible background...amazing. Come and link up to Centerpiece Wed on my blog...it us located under my tablescape post for tonight. OH and enter my napkin ring giveaway today too.
Karin

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blogs just have never said anything. Keep us posted. Chris Eenkhoorn

Pemberley said...

Such a great bag. Who wouldn't love to host a party on that roof top!

Jo said...

I too would love invite to this party for sure.
Your pic's are fantastic.
I am new follower,whoohoo!
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Anonymous said...

well...the photographer you recommended for Steph and Arien, also did a fabulous job for Lawrence and Erin...can't wait to see all photos from both couples...Lisa

Jane said...

That green party looks spectacular! What a great place to host a party. Love the handbag, too.

Jane

Blue Creek Home said...

How gorgeous this rooftop setting is!!! I could be happy up there!
Great handbag too!
Blessings,
Rhonda

brii said...

wow!!!
I love green too!!
this is really fantastic!!
nice meeting you!
baciusss
brii

Alycia Nichols said...

What a gorgeous table!!!

TrevorandMel said...

It's so fresh looking and such a contrast to the gray cement buildings all around it. LOVELY!

Chandra said...

Very cool, I'd enjoy a meal on that rooftop any day!

Ashley Ferreira said...

Mrs. Jansen -- mind leting me know where that photo of the beautiful table set up by the church?

Tamara Jansen said...

This location is 620 Loft and Garden in New York City. Photos by Mel Barlow and Alan Zapeda.

Sorry I forgot to include that info in my post!

Tootsie said...

how can anyone NOT be inspired by green leaves and flowers!!!! ? I just don't get it either!
well...good luck to junior on the trip to find some nuggets...and congrats to the future mr and mrs!

Entertaining Women said...

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