Thursday, December 26, 2013

news for lee attracting birds and bees:

lee now has gift certificate post cards!  Give the gift of flowers and herbs once or many times with a gift certificate printed on these lovely postcards.

lee’s herb and flower bouquet certificates start at $15.00 each.  lee also creates arrangements for special occasions and will compost and recycle containers from a choice of vintage or contemporary  vessels if you wish, cutting down on costs and feeding the garden.
All plants are grown with love.    
All orders must be made in advance.
contact:  919-828 5073 .*

100 days of 200 tulip bulbs:

I just planted 200 tulips bulbs from Eco Tulips 100% organic bee friendly in various colors! I am gathering names for those interested in purchasing when they bloom. They should blossom the first few weeks of spring. Bouquets consist of tulips, mint, rosemary or lavender and wildflowers . Bouquets will be $10.00 $15.00 and $20.00. Tulips ranging from numbers of 3-10 Join the event and get updates on the progress and a notification when they are in bloom and ready for pick up. Picks ups will be weekly in downtown Durham Hillsborough and Raleigh. Gift certificates are available.  Join the event on Facebook and learn about tulips while seeing them grow:

 lee's original art and textile prints can be found at these two wonderful local venues:
 Epona and Oak in Raleigh and Qi Garden in Hillsborough:

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Paradise on Earth  Durham, NC 2013

The Paradise Garden Project is a multi-media installation and community art project inspired  living botanical elements and art that speaks to the bounty and beauty of planet Earth created by artists with local roots and worldly aspirations.   It was be an exhibition the Carrack September 24 through October 5 and moved to Bull City Vineyard Church across the street at 118 Parish St Durham NC.   on October 6th and will be inter-activating the space until December 21 through The Durham Storefront Project.  It has been so wonderful to be able to   inspire a community collaborative of partnerships, ideas and exchanges inspired by the arts and we hope that this  can act as a prototype for other communities and future local events on similar themes about human impact on the web of life

 The installation at The Carrack explored the history of cultivation and imperialism, botanical recording, the age of the marvelous, nature in decorative arts, home grown produce , the loss of our paradise through non- sustainable practices and celebrates our own local paradise.  Artists had their own 2 and 3d work and also created an onsite Paradise Garden installation inspired by traditions of Persian, Ottoman and Elizabethan gardens through history combined with a contemporary infusion of local resources local artists, student intern’s and site specific inspiration.

(There will be more details about The Carrack exhibition in a future post.)  On October 6 part of the collaborators from The Carrack:  Lee Moore Crawford, Ben Greene,  Catherine Howard, Ann Marie Kennedy,  Jennifer Collins- Mancour, Tyler Nethers, Maryah Smith Overman and  Annie Spikes  transferred the installation to manifest in a collaboration with Bull City Vineyard Church led by Maggie Mraz and her members.  

The church has incorporated the themes of sustainability and Paradsie on earth and has embraced the Paradise Garden in their storefront cafe area.  They have also collaborated in the installation itself, making birds, butterflies and clouds and planting seeds.  We look forward to future communtiy collaborations with Bull City Vineyard as they tend their new garden and have a book club reading "Making Peace with the Land: Gods Call to Reconcile with Creation," by Fred Bahnson , a poetry reading and more art!

We would like to thank Laura Ritchie , The Carrack, Jessica Moore and The Durham Storefront Project for making it all possible!  


Friday, July 12, 2013

Lee has been providing arrangements and herbs for folks this spring and summer!

The garden has great gifts of beauty and bounty. 

bird and bee garden downtown Durham, NC

spring arrangement

sympathy bouquet
summer flowers

Sunday, April 28, 2013

I have had the pleasure of providing plants flowers and arrangements for Coca Cinnamon since their opening.

The experience has reminded me of a Buddhist tea house flower arranging course I had with my Ikebana group where plants should be in season,  I walk through our garden and meditate on materials then use the inspiration for the day.  The experience of entering this creative hub is likened to changing the water and flowers of a Buddhist temple or being a church lady. I  appreciate the experience and have learned quite a bit.
The place is a community center with a wonderful spirit and feel of those who are there.  I think the flowers are happy to be admired there.