Friday, January 10, 2014

2013: Plants, Flowers and the People

2013 NW Flower and Garden Show: "The Lost Gardener"

MARCH:  Meeting sculptor and avid plantswoman Marcia Donahue in Berkeley, CA!

APRIL:  Wedding flowers for Annie and Erika!

MAY:  Garden author Ken Druse visits Seattle and I'm profiled in an article he wrote for Organic Gardening Magazine.

The Two Divas: My brother Karl and our friend Arnaldo Innocentes perform a Cabaret show in drag! Congratulatory bouquets from the garden

JUNE: My 31st birthday with my buddy, Reid.

Another profile and article for the News Tribune (Photo by Craig Sailor)

Summer Roses and other flowers from my garden

JULY: Floral Inspirations visiting local growers in peak bloom time and meeting noted floral extraordinaire Francoise Weeks

Summer Teaching....YES, in Seattle! 

AUGUST:  Emergent: A group for young horticulture professionals gather at Xera Plants in Portland, OR

SUMMER WEDDINGS: Wedding flowers for all three ladies here in 2013. Karina (far left) was in May, Molly (far right) was in September and here we all are at Michelle's wedding with her flowers.

SEPTEMBER: Summer night at the winery! Joining friends for a concert at Chateau St. Michelle seeing OneRepublic and guest Sara Bareilles. And some singing in the car...

Garden Party Celebrating the official union of my dear friends Daniel and Jeff!

Urban Growers Co-Op: My lovely lady friends designing, growing and promoting locally sourced, sustainably grown fresh cut flowers!

OCTOBER: First international speaking engagement in Vancouver, BC  CANADA!

NOVEMBER: Floral design and a lesson in pricing with Alicia Schwede!

Grand Opening of cousin's marijuana accessories boutique in Seattle, WA called TRICHOME

DECEMBER: Holiday arrangement for Terra Bella Flowers in Seattle, WA

Holiday wreath celebrating the purchase of a new vehicle!

Happy 2014!!   RAWR!!!!!!!!


  1. had a banner year, Riz...I hope 2014 is even more amazing!

    1. Thanks so much, Scott! I'm glad to have wonderful colleagues like you as part of it all!

  2. A great year Riz, here's to an even bigger and better 2014!

    1. Thank you kind sir!

      I'm hoping the most awesome for you in 2014 as well!