= All photographs in this post by Masha Bakker Photography =
photographs via Uncommon Goods
Our muse: Amalia van Solms - painting by Jan van Ravesteyn
All photographs by No Ordinary Tales
For dads who love to let things grow
Get a free card with your order!
The thirteenth star sign
We're nearly there!
We went ahead and ordered a small stock of brass Ophiuchus Constellations. This means that when you order an Ophiuchus, there's no waiting involved: We'll ship immediately and you can start arranging flowers right away.
The only difference to the final product is the package it comes in.
This time we're not actually crowdfunding for the product itself, but for its casing. In order to be able to sell the Ophiuchus Constellation in stores, we need proper and beautiful packaging, and that's what we're saving up for with this 'pre-sale'.
With your support we're confident we can get Ophiuchus ready for stores around the world this fall.
What you can do
Order Ophiuchus now!
You'll be the very first receiving our XL Flower Constellation, and with that our eternal gratitute for your help getting the Ophiuchus ready for a successful international launch.
And that's not all! To celebrate the launch of this new Flower Constellation XL, we have a very special deal: instead of the regular €29,95, we're launching the Ophiuchus on our webshop for €25,-!
Plus, because we love wildflowers and happy bees, we'll also add a package of Bee Happy Wildflowerseeds to your order free of charge (EU only).
Other things that would make us very happy
Not ready to order but excited to help? Great!
It would be of enormous value for us if you could help us get our new Ophiuchus Constellation known to the world: Spread the word!
Tell your friends and family: finally a solution to use large vases (for example those from that fresh flower service) to set up luxurious arrangements without spending a small fortune at the florists'.
Together with Masha Bakker Photography we took gorgeous photographs of the Ophiuchus, and with the correct credits (@mashabakkerphotography @houseofthol) and a hashtag (#ophiuchus #flowerconstellations) we'd love it if you share them on social media.
Got other great ideas about how you can help? Looking to collaborate?
Get in touch! We'd love to chat.
For mothers who love to let flowers bloom
Mothersday is around the corner!
Does your mother like flowers?
Gift her a Flower Constellation this weekend so she can create stunning floral masterpieces every time while saving on flowers.
Because we are huge fans of mothers in general, (and ours in particular), we designed special Mother-celebrating Bee Happy Growing cards for Mothersday.
With these cards, you're not only sending your mom a sweet message, you're also giving her a delayed bouquet of flowers.
The cards have been printed on Growing paper: 240gr recycled paper that contains wildflower seeds.
To germinate the seeds, lay the paper in moist soil, place in a sunny spot, cover with a thin layer of earth and keep moist.
Depending on the kind of seed in the paper, you'll see the first tiny green leaves pop out of the earth after about ten days.
With your order of a Flower Constellation or Waterworks-set in our webshop, you can add a Mothersday card for free!
Which one is your favorite?
Here's how it works
Here's what you do: choose the Flower Constellation (or Waterworks-set and Mothersday card you'd like to order, and fill out discountcode: 'Moederdag19' at check-out.
The €3,- for the card will be deducted from the total automagically.
Please note: take delivery times into account when placing your order.
Want to dave time and have your present sent directly to your mothers' address?
We can do that! Simply fill out the correct address at check out.
We can even write your mothersday-card for you. Let us know what should be on the card (max 5 lines) and we'll make sure to write down your message as neatly as we can.
TuinIdee Brabanthallen Den Bosch
We asked, you answered
Last week we asked what you thought should be the new Dutch Master Wrapping paper (remember?).
Thank you for your lovely response!
I'd love to say it was a tight race, but Amrosius Bosschaert won by a mile. Only a few respondees preferred the Dutch classic by van Gogh.
A few examples of your reactions:
"Although the blue and yellow of Vincent are eye catching, the painting by Ambrosius suits better with the previous one. Like winter and spring or something... :)"
"Best colors. But the half half version is great too!"
"Less well known and a fresher over-all feeling"
The Ambrosius Boschaert print
Tuinidee 2019 in Den Bosch February 21st-24th
After moving to our rural home in Overasselt two years ago, we (or i) immediately started fantasizing about our garden.
I actually bought a permaculture book (bible) months before moving and started with big plans to turn our land into a lush and fertile eating forest.
With no prior gardening experience to speak of, you can guess how that went down the first year...
You guessed correctly: although we did have a decent strawberry and pumpkin harvest, our garden is not so much a fruit and veggie heaven yet.
However i have hopes that with a lot of time, practice and soily hands, we will get there eventually.
We made great strides last fall planting 16 fruit trees in the meadow. It will take them a couple of years to bear fruit, and i guess so do my gardening skills.
However, gardening did become a new love of mine.
And i'm definitely planning on freeing up more time this season to tend to my greenery.
The TuinIdee ('garden Idea') fair in Den Bosch in late February is a brilliant place to start the season.
And we'll actually be at the TuinIdee with our designs!
Participating in the fair is kind of an experiment, and we have no idea how this will turn out.
But even if our designs aren't a match with the visitors and we don't sell a thing, at least i'll be getting my fair share of gardening inspiration.
We'd love to see you there!
Tuin Idee 2019
Brabanthallen Den Bosch
free shuttle-service from the train station
<Get your tickets online with a discount>
We almost missed this publication
We always try to keep track of whenever a design is mentioned in a magazine, so we can get our hands on a copy and be proud about it at the time the issue is actually in the stores.
But sometimes we miss the memo, and a magazine is already out the stores before we can catch on and get our hands on a copy.
We were a little late to the news the Flower Constellations were featured in 2018' last issue of magazine Buitenleven.
Although we don't actually have a hard copy in our possession, luckily we did receive a pdf of the piece (which you can find below).
Super happy with the spotlight. Thank you Buitenleven!