Celebrate the joys of your life with Joie de Vivre.

Joie de Vivre brings freelance floral design to your Northshore or New Orleans event. We meet, discuss your vision and collaborate to make your floral idea a reality. Having just moved home to Louisiana, Covington is now the place we call home. Prior to our move, we've celebrated many weddings and events at the Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course and other wonderful venues in the Seattle area.

No storefront means no overhead for me and better prices for you. It also means that flowers are purchased for you and only you, allowing you to benefit from the freshest possible product. Attention and creativity is poured into making your event a memorable one, not just some pretty flowers in a vase.

While Joie de Vivre is my business and design is my passion, it all starts with the flower. Hope you enjoy my many ramblings.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sensational Seasonals

When you think of summer flowers, what vision of beauty comes to mind? Delicious dinnerplate dahlias?  Sumptuious hydrangeas?  Delicate sweet peas?  All those flowers are fabulous, and I admired all of those beauties when I visited my local supplier, but what really made an impression were the cobra lilies. 
Yes, I said cobra lilies, but no, they are not actually  lilies.  They are nicknamed cobra lilies for the way the flower resembles the hood of an Indian Cobra (think snake charmer).  These beauties are part of the pitcher plant family—carnivorous flowers.  With a diet consisting of insects, these exotic flowers can be found in the U.S.—closer than you think—California and Oregon.  I actually have a plant in my backyard; whether it survives our Northwest winter is another story.  I have to say that I am less concerned about about the snakes living near me, even though they are only garter snakes.

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