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The 2017 Whidbey Flower Workshop – A Recap

The 2017 workshop welcomed Susan Mcleary, Debra Prinzing, and Kaleb James Willis as instructors.  These three superstars shared loads of invaluable advice, instruction and insight.  Students explored writing exercises designed to help […]


Summer flower arrangement for flower delivery

June, In A Vase

To me, this summer flower arrangement is the embodiment of all things June in the garden.  It has Calla Lily, Rose, Lady’s Mantle, Ranunculus, Sweet Peas and Icelandic Poppy.  All are grown […]


flower workshop

Fun at Petals & Pours Flower Workshops

In June, we held two flower workshops at Comforts of Whidbey Winery.  We called them Petals & Pours workshops since we would be playing with locally grown petals while sipping a glass […]


Living jewelry flower bracelet with Succulents by Tobey Nelson

Succulent Jewelry

Floral and succulent jewelry celebrates the beauty of nature – and it is fun to wear. Make a statement at your next special event – let us make a necklace or bracelet […]


Tobey Nelson is a garden coach on Whidbey Island

Garden Coach

As your garden coach, I am your own personal horticulture expert and instructor. This is an hourly service offering customized advising on any number of gardening and landscaping topics.


Locally grown wedding flowers

Why I Choose Locally Grown Flowers

Why choose locally grown flowers? It’s more than just getting the freshest bloom. Diversity of choice, freshness, workers rights, economic health, carbon footprint, and pollution are the reasons I source American grown […]