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Green Wedding Design at Songbirds Consignment

Songbirds Consignment held their Wedding Show April 2 and DianaDigsDirt provided a wedding arbor to greet guests and brides with the “Green” theme.

Color palette of red, white and a hint of pink. The main flower swag was designed using actual plants to later be used in the landscape or pots. Red petunias and carnation annuals provided color with apple blossom and dogwood branches filling in the bare spaces. Just packed with flower power!

Magnolia and Cytisus branches added horizontal form to the swag.

 

Outdoor pots, hanging ivy and a bucket of freshly cut greenery finished off the design.

“Green” wedding designs by DianaDigsDirt

 

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Press Release-Cornerstone Garden

Formally My Secret Garden Blooms Again as

Cornerstone Garden by DianaDigsDirt

DianaDigsDirt, a professional landscape designer opens a new Greensboro

Garden Boutique April 30th, 2011 from 9am-7pm at 414-B State Street

The Greenboro resident, Diana Gardner-Williams of DianaDigsDirt has offered landscape consultations, design and installations to Triad area residents for over 13 years. She also schedules speaking engagements on the topics of memory gardens, drought-tolerate and deer resistant landscaping, green wedding design and other outdoor living ideas. Over 170 articles are located on her blog of 3 years, where comments are welcome and questions are answered. Diana stated, “Having a professional landscape designer fully explain the pros and cons of every plant will save the community dollars they can spend elsewhere. There are many plant properties other than just looking pretty and most serve a purpose.”

Cornerstone Garden shares an office with Andrea Halsey Photography, clearly delineated by quaint wooden signs within the garden. Most of the outdoor vignettes and water features were created from materials left behind from the former owner. The interior spaces were designed by utilizing roadside finds, thrift store bargains and everything salvaged from the outdoors. Local artisans will be offered space to sell artwork on a monthly basis; therefore, inventory will constantly change. Other products and services offered will include; plants, “green” sympathy and gift baskets, awareness garden flags and on-site workshops.

We invite the public to enjoy Cornerstone Garden within one of the several seating areas to chat, shop, or greenthumb through a large variety of gardening and landscape literature. Hours of operation, specials and workshops will be noted on the blog of DianaDigsDirt.com, Cornerstone Garden page.

   
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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in Cornerstone Garden, My Secret Garden

 

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Magnolia Leaves within Wedding Flower Design

Magnolia foliage provides many design opportunities like; centerpieces, decor, corsages, boutonniere’s and more. Above, a magnolia leaf serves as the background for lavender and indian hawthorn berries.

Here is a Helleborus bloom held by a magnolia leaf.

This design element can be utilized in a number of ways. Individual magnolia leaves were inserted into an orange and filled with Helleborus flowers. If used as a centerpiece, this element could be grouped on a table and layered at various heights, hung from the ceiling with tea lights, or individually placed on event tables. Using a larger fruit like a cantaloupe would provide enough space to insert an actual flowering plant. Fill with bird sees and a tea light and give away to your guests at the end of your party.

   Magnolia branches make excellent decor for any party or wedding by gathering plant material with assorted textures to hang on chairs, columns or doors. Very affordable and easy to assemble.

A Saucer magnolia bloom was used as a boutonniere along with a dried grass plume from the landscape and a sprig of Scotch Broom.

The coconut here was unfinished, but magnolia leaves would have been placed at the base of the Amazon Mist grass to hide the soil and add coarse texture.

  Topiary is an expensive event decor, but could easily be created from your landscape foliage.

Schedule a consultation and let’s look at what your landscape could provide fjor “green” design.

DianaDigsDirt of Cornerstone Garden

 

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Triad Wedding Planning/Design Services

DianaDigsDirt is a landscape design/build company assisting recently engaged couples with “GREEN” solutions for their wedding day. “Green” does not mean cheap, granola or tacky, simply, you are demonstrating a conscious effort to minimize individual carbon footprints. Fresh flowers can also be incorporated into “Green” Wedding Designs, adding special accents and touches not obtainable due to seasonal restraints.

DianaDigsDirt Wedding Services

  • Consulting-Designing-or Implementing of

Residential Landscape Wedding Ideas, creating an outdoor photogenic vignette for the bride and her maids reflecting colors, style, theme of the ceremony. Diana should be called at least one year prior to wedding date. This service is for those wanting a personalized outdoor scene for wedding photography, usually at the couple’s home or residence where she is preparing for the ceremony with bridesmaids.

  • Consulting-Designing-Implementing of

Green” Wedding Decor, Centerpieces, etc, by analyzing bride and groom residential landscape or those of family members to determine the possibility to create from existing plant material. This would include, plant foliage, berries, blooms, twigs, and grass plumes. If additional “Green” decor is needed, Diana can suggest installing certain plants to later on provide what is needed and what will grow on the property. We can also discuss including actual food within centerpiece design.

   

Fruits, nuts, various leaves and vegetables may add a conversation piece to  your special day

  

 

  • Wedding Venue for Landscape Enhancements

If the Wedding Venue Location is perfect, but could use additional color, with the permission of the venue, additional potted plants could be brought in and later taken home by the couple or whomever makes the purchase. Below are fabulous arrangements for tropical themes. Outdoor pots come in an array of styles, shapes and colors, click here.

  

Attend our free “Green” event and workshop demonstrating centerpiece creations.

   

 

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Triad Photography Sessions at Wildflower Walk Gardens

Say Cheese at Wildflower Walk with your favorite photographer. Diana Digs Dirt is providing a rustic, country-style, natural setting (at her home) for your portraits.  Not only does the site house antique farm equipment, animals too. Other outdoor vignettes (or scenes) include:

  • Goat Pastures (inhabited with friendly goats, horses and a donkey)
  • Hay Field (filled with wildflowers of white(asters-daisys), violet(red clover), blue(bachelor button) and gold)
  • Small running stream in the woods with tiny beaches and tree outcroppings covered in moss and ferns

  

The 2 photographs below were taken by Tammy Councilman of Portrait Expressions by Tammy Councilman

  • Barns, Barns and more Barns (all constructed of various building material)
  • Old Farmhouse with wrap-a-round porch
  • Wooded Area (with your choice of tractor equipment)

  • Animal Stables
  • Flowering Shrubs, Trees, Perennials, Groundcovers and Daffodil Bulbs
  • Lush, green lawns
  • Memory Garden with Bluestone Benches, Roses and Crape Myrtle Trees

  • Wrought Iron Fencing
  • Wooden Fencing
  • Pergolas with Climbing Roses and Clematis

The local photographers listed below are partnering with Just a Cloud Away, Inc. ™ Journal, our local (monthly) free paper addressing loss and healing where stories are shared to educate one another on how we can Better Support each other.

Come to Wildflower Walk for-

  • Wedding Photography
  • Engagement Session Photography
  • Senior Portraits
  • Anniversary Pictures
  • Baby Pictures
  • Family Portraits
  • Graduation
  • and other moments you would like to capture in this type of natural setting

These photographers have their own distinct styles, please click on their websites to choose the company to best suit your family’s needs. The address of Wildflower Walk will be disclosed by the photographer for safety measures (this is the happy and floriferous abode of Diana Digs Dirt).

The partnership is available as of January 27th 2011. Additional photos of Wildflower Walk found here. Book your session today to continue providing this resource for the Triad.

   

We thank the photographers and we thank our community for helping support the journal, “Where we learn from each other how to support one another”.

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

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Dried Flower Design Wedding Bouquets-Personalizing

Adding personal touches to your wedding is highly encouraged in your flowers, favors, overall theme, or some other element, to impress your guests. Dried wedding flower bouquets were utilized in this Buffalo, NY wedding, not because of budget, but because of the reminder of how thoughtful her groom had been during courtship.

During the dating period, this bride-to be received fresh flower bouquets from her fiance and had hung them upside down to dry, after enjoying for a few days. During the courtship, enough flower arrangements were delivered to make beautiful wedding bouquets. They were used as the Bridal bouquet and bouquets for the bridesmaids too. this out-of-the box and “green’ idea was very intriguing for the guests with many inquiries.

The bridesmaids and bride-to-be gathered before the wedding to assemble with ribbons. this option provided additional money to be spent elsewhere within the wedding ceremony.

The bride was a designer, creative, and ingenious-also reflecting her personality.

This wedding bouquet alternative is not for everyone, but think about how you can add personality and personalization to your wedding ceremonies to create a day never to forget. With your creativity (or maybe with the help of a wedding planner) your day can be just as unique with the personal touches from the past.

join us at a free local event, “Celebrating Mother Earth in  Southeast Guilford” where vendors will be plentiful, helping you plan what “You” and your husband-to-be embrace in life. Also come to meet Divine WEddings and Beyond for all your wedding day needs.

Heppy Planning!

Diana Digs Dirt, your source for “Green” Wedding flower design

 

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Reusable-Recycled-Ravishing Wedding Centerpieces

“Green” wedding centerpieces are gaining popularity because of dual purpose, looking fantastic on tabletops and either giving plants away to guests or bride and groom keeping them for planting within their residential landscapes.

Colors for the wedding were red, black, and white. Green is almost always included because of plant foliage. Most of the terrace tables were square, so while working on the tabletop prototype, white craft paper was utilized, red crayons and a personalized stamp was created to decorate paper.

Annuals used in the centerpieces including, begonias, impatiens, diamond frost, and periwinkle. Perennials used were caladium, ferns, liriope, creeping jenny and hardy begonia.

 

English ivy was a ground cover used in the centerpieces and at the base of the brides bouquet, cut from the landscape.

The brides maids bouquet and groomsmen boutonnières were unified by incorporating southern magnolia foliage pruned from the landscape.

     

Sweet pea tendrils were also designed into the boutonnières, adding unique texture (cut from the landscape).

What a beautiful venue for a wedding! Thank you for including me Tonya and Jeff

 

Memories are treasured and are always with us………

 

There are many ways to “think green” and personalize when planning a wedding! Call me for a consultation today.

 

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