This time of year there is such a wonderful cacophony of color and texture in our studio and at the farm! It is the finale display of the entire year, a time when we say goodbye to our urban goat neighbors, ( they live on a farm downstate in the winter) and begin cleaning up the farm and bedding it down for the winter with manure mixed with straw from the goats. These cuties dine on produce donated from our local Whole Foods and manure from their stalls enriches our soil with nearly magical results.
I always say bouquets should have plenty of movement, and these white astilbes are a great way to add a little flounce, along with these stunner ranunculi in oxblood. One of our MVPs this year were these heirloom Persian Carpet Zinnias, also called Mexican zinnias or narrow-leaved zinnias. Having bicolored single and double flowers in gold, burgundy, cream, red, and orange and blooming throughout the summer, we found them irresistible along with these Giant lime zinnias in green.