1. Spring is near ~ St Patricks Day Brunch Inspiration

    I wanted to share this St Patricks Day themed brunch with you today! After a long snowy winter, I was very anxious to get inspired for the spring season, lets just say I was missing the color green and the  bright sunshine.
    We collaborated with Twigs in Purcellville, stylist Kate Turner and photography by Genevieve Leiper. We also wanted to feature our new studio space, A little wedding studio in downtown Leesburg. We share this space with some extremely talented wedding ladies. Genevieve Leiper, Victoria Stiles, Rachel Merkel and (us) Petals and Hedges.
    I really enjoyed working with Kate Turner, she styled this brunch with items from Twigs and items she has collected. I think my favorite touch from Kate where the green malachite plates. They are so rich in color and fit the style perfectly. She created a modern naturalist display combining earth tones and textures with contemporary glassware and vintage details. The florals we created added to this style and Genevieve captured it all with ease. Im excited to work with Kate more this season for our brides needing styling help. Twigs is the perfect place to find unique touches for any event. I suggest you check them out.
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    Hope you enjoyed this post ~ Peace~ Petals and Planting


  2. A Daily Gathering ~ A seasonal supper and gathering workshop

    Greetings ~

    Im very excited to announce on the blog today our gathering workshop on November 22 with Rebecca of A Daily Something Blog and Gillian of Fennel & Rose. Petals and Hedges is excited to be hosting this workshop and supper in our Greenhouse at Wildwood Landscape in Roundhill Virginia. We can’t wait to transform the greenhouse into a learning environment and gathering space. Following the holiday decor workshop and beeswax demonstration we will enjoy supper, OH yes….desserts and coffee. Rebecca, Gillian and I have a pretty amazing evening planned and it is growing everyday. Please follow the link to purchase your ticket. There is limited space for this workshop and we don’t want you to miss the experience.

    Seasonal Beeswax Workshop



    Photo Credit ~ Sweet Root Village

  3. Brad and Maggie Murray Hill Leesburg Virginia

    I wanted to share these images of Brad and Maggie’s wedding at Murray Hill in Leesburg, Va from  Vicki Grafton Photography. Thank You Vicki. I always love working with you. This wedding was really special to us, first of all Brad and Maggie are the sweetest people and as a couple they became even sweeter. Thank you  for allowing us to create the florals for your wedding. It was so much fun to work with you both. I have known Brad sense middle school and it was such an honor to share your special day! Cheers to a happy and sweet life together. Much Love, Morgan ~

















    Thanks for visiting !



  4. Annapolis wedding day prettiness

    I loved everything about this wedding! The nautical theme, the location, the farm tables on the lawn next to the water, the bride and groom, Dawn from Something Vintage on styling and planning, Katie Stoops Photography, milk glass, the color pallet, …….need I say more! It was truly a gorgeous day!

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    Thanks to everyone!

    Florals ~ Petals and Hedges

    Planning, styling and vintage props ~ Something Vintage

    Photography ~ Katie Stoops 





  5. Snowy day winter inspiration

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    Winter inspiration in Aldie at Belle Villa Anituques with Rosanna. Photos by Vicki Grafton. Love these ladies it was pleasure working with you. The gold accents and the pops of red make these cold winter days a little brighter . Bling Bling….

    Peace ~ Petals and Planting

    Florals~ Petals and Hedges

    Props and Location ~ Bella Villa Shop

    Photographer ~ Vicki Grafton



  6. Tim and Lauren with Abby Grace Photography Trump National DC


    I remember when I first met with Lauren’s mother I instantly knew how much I would enjoy working with this wonderful couple. Last year I had the pleasure of working on wedding florals for Natalie , Tim’s sister I was so happy to be included in this wedding and design yet again for such kind and friendly people! I was truly in love with this bouquet created with mostly babies breath, white garden roses and oh so many rare little elements found through out the nursery including a white thistle I grew in the garden this year but not to forget the blush pink ballon flower tucked in to this chic mix of loveliness! Lauren had lost her father recently and wanted to remember him on this special day so we wrapped her stems in some material from his shirt and lace from her mothers bridal gown. This wedding will never leave my memory and I am so glad that Abby Grace captured this wedding amazingly please visit her blog to see more.
    SEE: Abby Grace Blog


    Lauren and Tim



  7. Virginia natives have arrived

    No garden is complete without virginia natives, which have arrived at the nursery. Upon popular demand, we have ordered in a large selection of native perennials. These duel purpose perennials will add long lasting color and attract beautiful butterflies to your garden. We can help you select the appropriate natives for the conditions of your garden or assist in designing a new bed on your property so you can enjoy the benefits of these wonderful Virginia native plants. The nursery is looking fantastic and we have been blessed with wonderful weather this season. See you soon!





  8. Yasmeen and Jason’s Vibrant Backyard Wedding – McLean, Virginia

    Yasmeen and Jason shared a beautiful wedding celebration in the backyard of their family home in McLean, Virginia.  With incredible details carefully planned by Vicki Grafton of My Simple Details, this wedding was one to be truly admired.  I loved the choice of colors in this wedding!   We used vibrant tropical colors and flower selections along with local in-season flowers like zinnia and dahlia.  We incorporated succulents grown in our greenhouse which made the designs oh-so-yummy!  I hope you enjoy this highlight film by East West Productions, they did an amazing job capturing this beautiful couple on their wedding day!  Enjoy the beauty and have an amazing day!




    East West Productions 

    Vicki Grafton ~ My simple Details
    Peace~Petals and Planting

  9. Indoor Gardening Ideas I am Loving

    By now in late January I typically have the winter blues.  Although winter is at times a wonderland of snow, it is often muddy, windy and you do more inside then out.  To remind yourself about how wonderful the soil feels under your fingers, I would suggest gardening indoors.  It definitely helps with the winter funk.  Bring in fresh flowers from your local florists as much as possible to brighten things up in your home.  Here are a few ideas that are fun and are sure to bring a smile to your face as well as your guests.

    If you have a table and you don’t mind getting it dirty then by all means, put that thing in front of a sunny window.  If you don’t go to your local antique store and pick one up!  Grab some funky cool containers too!

    Okay….. I love this photo and yes it is possible to get a trailing plant to grow like that on your wall as long as you have good light and you take good care of your house plants.  Plant suggestions for indoors that will do this; Algerian ivy, (pictured above) passion vine, jasmine vine or pothos.  Add fishing line or string to help it along!

    I really love this idea, so different and original!  Will it last?  Not long with those bulbs!!  I would choose things like succulents, african violets or topiaries.  You will have to make sure you have a liner in the drawers, aluminum or plastic.  Such a cute idea!

    A little modern and a little rustic!!  The topiaries are great indoor treasures but require more care.  Be sure to not over water, a very common mistake when caring for indoor plants.  Let them dry to the touch before watering and make sure your water is not getting trapped in the container and rotting from the bottom up.

    Terrariums are  great because you can pretty much make them with any glass container you have, vases, bowls, pitchers, lanterns candy dishes, light bulbs, wine bottles … the list goes on!  They make a great craft project for your kids!  I would use plants like, babies tears, fern, african violet, kennel worth ivy or rainbow moss.  This picture makes me think this would be a great way to start tree seedlings, especially avocado!


    Of course we all want this, but if you are not  blessed with your own solarium, work with what ya got… its worth it!

    If you don’t have shelf space then hang it!

    Bathrooms with the right light can be the absolute best place for indoors!  Look how fresh it looks!

    I hope this inspires you to start gardening … spring is around the corner, in the mean time do it inside!

    Peace ~ Petals & Planting

    Morgan Walker