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Giveaway :: Sea & Asters

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

{please visit Sea & Asters here}

I spent six years living in Hawaii, surrounded by everything that IS summer. The clear water, warm breezes, and thriving flora created an environment of perpetual summertime in my mind, body, and soul. There is something truly magical about living a life where the best parts of summer are your daily routine. It changes you, gets into your blood. And, even when you leave and move to another state, it stays with you. For me, this turned into a need to have a lot of green around me. From plants to trees to flowers, I feel like my best self when I am surrounded by greenery. Too bad my thumbs don’t have the same desires. My solution? Succulents and air plants.

Sea & Asters has been a favorite shop of mine for quite awhile. Run by the husband and wife team of Monica and James, Sea & Asters is full of perfectly curated Tillandsias (a lovely member of the Bromeliad family), terrariums, and other gorgeous vessels to house your air plants. If you are like me and you struggle with keeping an aloe plant alive (sigh, it’s true) let me introduce you to the sunshine filled life that exists for you with air plants. They are low maintenance enough for any color thumb and they will bring that feeling of a long summer morning into your home with the least amount of work on your part. What better way to celebrate our “Endless Summer” than with a gorgeous way to bring the outside in? Hello, September. We welcome you.

 

Sea & Asters is giving away two $25 gift certificates to two lucky winners (one each)! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Tuesday, September 11th. *Also, please note that this giveaway is open only to US residents (except Hawaii and Puerto Rico)…thank you!* Comments now closed…good luck!
What is your favorite plant or flower and why?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, September 17th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 51
    Dana says:

    A simply potted pink orchid.  

  2. 52
    Khang says:

    My favorite plant is cactus because it requires little care. I work a lot, so it fits my schedule better. Plus, cactus flowers are beautiful. 

  3. 53
    Melinda K E says:

    Peonies are my favorite flower. There is something so beautiful about them, I love how they are soft and fluffy and delicate…and I love they way they feel against my nose when I sniff them!

  4. 54
    Alicia says:

    While eating bugs isn’t necessarily pretty, it is fascinating… I love my venus fly trap. Its tiny, delicate and has beautiful limey green and red colors. He currently hangs in a glass bulb above my dining table. One of my favorite things about the plant is if it eats something poisonous, it will kill off that part of itself in order for the plant in its entirety to survive. I find it sort of romantic. ;)

  5. 55
    Cathy F says:

    It’s wonderful reading everyone’s choices and their memories attached to the different flowers.
    The first time I saw a morning glory was when I was about 5 and it was planted around a mailbox. I was so amazed when the flower closed at night and reopened in the morning showing it’s delicate petal and bright colors.

  6. 56
    Christina P says:

    I love orchids. They are exquisite and delicate.

  7. 57
    Stephanie C says:

    My favorite flower is the snapdragon! When I was little, my grandma grew those flowers in her yard. I went to her house a lot so she could babysit me.. and I would always be pretty bored (nobody my age to play with!) I still remember once she showed me her snapdragon flowers and taught me how to push the pedals to make them “snap.” After that day, I would always make time to play with the flowers whenever I was over.

    My grandma stopped planting snapdragons years ago.. but I still check her flowerbeds for them every once in a while out of habit!

  8. 58
    Tiffany A. says:

    My favorite flower are spider mums… I love that they come in several colors, they last a really long time, I can fill my house with them and not have to worry that they will for in 2 days. I love that these flowers are really wide and unique… You can float them in a bowl or fill a vase with several! These are absolutely always in my house!

  9. 59
    Alison S. says:

    I love mint !! smells so mood and makes delicious tea!!

  10. 60
    Jennifer says:

    I love a nice, tall pine tree because it has one of the nicest and happiest smells on earth.

  11. 61
    Lauren Gilmore says:

    I love Mandevilla vines.  We used to live in a historic part of town, all brick roads, old brick houses… there was this little house behind a book store, that boasted of 132 rooms, and the owner had mandevillas climbing poles around the entire house and garden.  It was like a magical land.

  12. 62
    Jac says:

    I love peonies. They are such a beautiful flower. Slightly vintage looking, but youthful and bright. I can’t help but feel happier when I have them around the house.

  13. 63
    MaireK says:

    The oleander- it’s beautiful, pure but poisoness.

  14. 64
    Stacy says:

    The flowers that bloom before they turn into fruit. Whether its on my strawberries or my melons, I know good things are to come!

  15. 65
    Vickie Riddle says:

    My favorite flower is any kind of rose. I’ve grown them for years so I can surprise my mom with one, whenever they are in bloom.

  16. 66
    Natalie says:

    Bromiliads.  These beautiful plants can thrive in their non-native environment.  They are highly adaptabole to a number of environments and climates.  They even do well in my San Francisco apartment.  The red stomates on my bromiliad often look like flowers when they are in bloom.

  17. 67
    Victoria says:

    My favorite flowers are bleeding hearts. I love the shape, and simple elegance that they have. I also love how they hang from the stem, and coming from the bottom of the heart is what appears to be a pink-ish drop. Their name is perfect because they truly look like a bleeding heart! Although uncommon, they are still beautiful. ♥

  18. 68
    Amy says:

    I love honeysuckles! They look so lovely, and of course I love their scent and the nectar. 

  19. 69
    Theresa says:

    Gardenia… they remind me of my grammie

  20. 70
    Amanda says:

    Peonies. My Mom has many many very big peony bushes at her house & I can remember far into the past going outside barefoot to cut for bouquets. My husband & I were married at my parents’ house, & of course we used peonies from my Mom’s garden : )

  21. 71
    Kate B says:

    I love ferns! I used to love how they looked covering a hillside in the wooded areas behind my best friend’s house growing up. I love the soft layers of leaves, and I love the shape of the individual fronds. I even think the spores are cool-looking and fascinating. We got some hanging giant ferns for our porch this year, and they really make it feel more homey. There are tons of flowers that I like well enough, but ferns always make me smile!

  22. 72
    Ella P. says:

    I love orchids & dahlias. They smell sooo good and look soo lovely!!!

  23. 73

    I love, love, love Peonies. They are so soft and delicate. So feminine and gorgeous. 
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Judith

  24. 74
    Amie Althaea says:

    It’s a magnolia… my grandmother always kept one in a bowl of water so her house always smelled fragrant.  

  25. 75
    Rebekah says:

    doesn’t everyone love peonies! also love me some orchids – they remind me of far-off tropical places.

  26. 76
    Kristen says:

    I love aloe plants for their soothing, healing powers and resilience. It is beautiful in its functionality.

  27. 77
    dalia says:

    Dahlia’s, I love how they come in all different sizes and amazing colors.

  28. 78
    Anne says:

    Sweet peas hands down easy to grow,love the scent and are so sweet as a cut flower<3

  29. 79
    Anne says:

    Oh never mind not a US resident