Bouquets & Beverages


Introducing ‘Bouquets & Beverages’! Celebrate friendships & special occasions creating a beautiful foraged floral arrangement in our gardens at Plant Life Designs. We focus on gorgeous seasonal blooms paired with unexpected texture in a simple ceramic vase. Contact our office at 515.996.8888 for more information and to book your event!

The Conversation Garden Workshop

Plant Life Designs welcomed local landscape architect, Lynn Kuhn from Outdoor Transformations. Lynn’s approach to creating inviting vignettes inspired our guests to encourage outdoor conversations with family and loved ones. Plant inspired sips and snacks made for a delightful evening!

Summer Solstice Party!

 

We welcomed summer at Plant Life Designs with a summer solstice party!  Complete with a sun-inspired meal from the garden in our greenhouse, lovely party guests and sunflower party favors!

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“Inside the Window Box” Plantone Club

We had such a lovely time at our last Plantone Club event learning about new ways to plant up your window box for the upcoming growing season.  We featured a “detox box” which included a variety of sanseveria plants that are known for purifying the air in your home.  Everyone was able to pot up their own window box and take it home!  It was a great time!  They also received “How to Window Box”…a book full of inspiration for years to come!

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Potting Up Our Window Boxes

Smiles All Around!

 

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Creating an Urban Forest

Do you know trees actually do better with a friend?  Take a stroll through a nearby forest some afternoon and pay special attention to the placement of the trees, their proximity, and how well they are growing. The forest can be a great guide as we grow within our home landscape.   Trees planted closer together will benefit one another more as apposed to trees planted on either side of your property.

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Trees have the ability to communicate with one another and can also share resources.  For example, a douglas fir tree and a birch tree can transfer carbon between them via mycelia (the vegetative part of the fungus in the soil).

To learn more, check out this Ted Talk!

 

 

“Spring Greens” Plantone Club Launch

What a beautiful evening it was for the first Plantone Club here at Plant Life Designs.  Our members enjoyed a delicious salad they prepared out of the cookbook we featured, ‘Salad for President’.  Karen Davis, our guest chef gave us some helpful kitchen tips, as well as a great way to use baby kale in a festive shamrock colored smoothie.  We also learned how to incorporate edible viola flowers into an infused water!  Everyone had a great time meeting new friends, tasting beautiful micro-greens from our local farmer at Dogpatch Urban Gardens and took home a beautiful cookbook, along with a pot of micro-greens for more salad inspiration throughout the growing season.

Become a member today for only $70/month!


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salad plate with greens and viola flowers A table set with a salad buffet A bowl of ice water infused with oranges and flowers Lunch buffet with a recipe book

New Plants for 2018!

White hydrangea
Wee White’ Hydrangea Abundant flowers, strong stems, white bloom, very compact. 2′ x 2′. Full Sun.
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Rosa At Last. Fragrant, orange blooms on glossy green foliage. Full Sun. 3’x3′.
White Dwarf Goatsbeard
‘Noble Spirits’ Dwarf Goatsbeard White airy blooms on fern like foliage. 12″x12″. Full Shade.

 

 

Lime green Hydrangea
‘Limetta’ Hydrangea. Lime green blooms. Full Sun. 3’x3′.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Plants for 2018!



PICK UP YOUR PLANTS AT OUR “PLANT PICK-UP PARTY!”

Saturday April 28th from  9am-Noon