Planting With A Purpose

Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting members of the CAPC (Child Abuse Prevention Council) for a demonstration on how to create and care for a succulent planter.  The lesson yielded 22 planters that will serve as center pieces for the organization's upcoming fundraising event.  Using textured metallic vessels and three distinct types of succulents,  the group dug in and carefully arranged and planted them to create stunning additions to their luncheon's table settings.  Take a look:

To learn more about CAPC's mission to promote children safety and to prevent child abuse/neglect in Contra Costa county click here.

Many thanks to its members for including Cocoon Home Design in this week's event.  I'm honored to be part of this great cause.

Botanical Inspiration: Concrete Planters**Reader Giveaway

This week's Botanical Inspiration/Reader Giveaway is brought to us by Krizia Flores of ConcreteGeometric.   When I first came across CG on Instragam, I was immediately intrigued by the images of Krizia's concrete planters.   Their geometric shapes are perfect for balancing out the organic forms of any plants be they succulents or tillandsias.   Krizia has been kind enough to offer one lucky Cocoon Home Blog reader a vessel.  Learn how to enter to win below:

Enter to win a planter by checking out  Concretegeometric here and here and by commenting below on how you would use it.

Krizia Flores is not only a sculptural artist she's also an amazing photographer.   See her photographs here.

Contest runs through the 18th of  this month.  Good luck!

Botanical Inspiration: The Planted Garden In Bloom

It's been a little over year since our move to California and for the first time we're enjoying our past season's gardening efforts.  Succulents and bromeliads planted months ago have matured and blossomed into an array of very interesting, delicate looking blooms.  Even our vertical garden is displaying itsy-bitsy blossom wonders.  Take a look:

Botanical Inspiration: Cocoon Home Trunk Show

Vertical gardens, tin planters, basket arrangements and assorted seed pods were all up for grabs at Cocoon Home's first botanical trunk show last week.  With live music, wine, cheese and a great group of people, the evening represented a great combination of art, business and pleasure.

Many thanks to everyone who attended and for the continued support and encouragement.   If you couldn't make it, remember that you can special order any botanical composition for your home or garden.

For more details, email

Out And About: Floret

This week's Out And About features Floret, a new floral shop in Lafayette, CA.  The shop is filled with unique stemmed botanicals, plantings and vessels, all of which may be custom arranged for any occasion.  Take a peek into Floret:

 We're pleased to announce that Floret is also featuring several Cocoon Home succulent compositions.