I O Bette

Bette Bashwinger is my mother who was a great inspiration to me. She was the driving force behind my creativity and ultimately my career. She encouraged me to push the limits of my visions and artistic ability. She was a wonderful artist who had an incredible passion for fashion, art, and photography. She was hip and stylish and always danced to the beat of her own drum. I look back and often wonder what my mother saw in me that she didn't with my siblings. Why did she steer me to this path? I often think about her when I design. I guess part of her lives in every design I create. I will always cherish the private art lessons, the photo shoots, and the wonderful business advice she gave me.
The only surviving plant that made the trip cross country from Philadelphia to California #plantwithballs #haworthia #lagertha #silverjulepcup #botanical #plant #succulent #SoCal  (at Nikki’s O’side Abode)

The only surviving plant that made the trip cross country from Philadelphia to California #plantwithballs #haworthia #lagertha #silverjulepcup #botanical #plant #succulent #SoCal (at Nikki’s O’side Abode)

#FoxtailFern
#Asparagus #densiflorus #Myers #botanical #plant #socal  (at Carlsbad/Oceanside)

#FoxtailFern
#Asparagus #densiflorus #Myers #botanical #plant #socal (at Carlsbad/Oceanside)

#Callistemon #citrinus
#Lemonbottlebrush
This is the most commonly grown species of #Callistemon. The common name comes from the #lemonscent when you bruise the foliage. The bright red flowers appear every two to three months throughout the year, often including the winter months, and attract #hummingbirds and #bees. Watering too often leads to iron anemia; this plant prefers very infrequent irrigation #botanical #plant #socal (at Carlsbad/Oceanside)

#Callistemon #citrinus
#Lemonbottlebrush
This is the most commonly grown species of #Callistemon. The common name comes from the #lemonscent when you bruise the foliage. The bright red flowers appear every two to three months throughout the year, often including the winter months, and attract #hummingbirds and #bees. Watering too often leads to iron anemia; this plant prefers very infrequent irrigation #botanical #plant #socal (at Carlsbad/Oceanside)

Pomegranates just totally hangin out in a random California neighborhood. #amazedatthebotanicalshere #botanicals #pomegranetes #california #Oceanside #socal #fruit #vines #carlsbad  (at Garden State Bagels Carlsbad Village)

Pomegranates just totally hangin out in a random California neighborhood. #amazedatthebotanicalshere #botanicals #pomegranetes #california #Oceanside #socal #fruit #vines #carlsbad (at Garden State Bagels Carlsbad Village)

More dog bombing. This time it’s Shilagh #basenji #brat #barkless #shilaghdoe #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #dogbombing #ilovemydogs #photobomb

More dog bombing. This time it’s Shilagh #basenji #brat #barkless #shilaghdoe #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #dogbombing #ilovemydogs #photobomb

Dog bombing #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #basenji #basenjis #barkless #ham #photobombing #mick #ilovemydog #californiadesigner

Dog bombing #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #basenji #basenjis #barkless #ham #photobombing #mick #ilovemydog #californiadesigner

Under the umbrella of a Pepperberry Tree #tree #arbor #Oceanside #california  #pepperberry #botanicals  (at O’side)

Under the umbrella of a Pepperberry Tree #tree #arbor #Oceanside #california #pepperberry #botanicals (at O’side)

#joanrivers #comedian #restinpeace #funnylady #icon

#joanrivers #comedian #restinpeace #funnylady #icon

The moment my 15 year old stepped into the ocean in California. #pacificocean #caifornia #oceanside #teenager #girlpower #toyotajump  (at Oceanside Beach By The Pier)

The moment my 15 year old stepped into the ocean in California. #pacificocean #caifornia #oceanside #teenager #girlpower #toyotajump (at Oceanside Beach By The Pier)

Crisp whites on this Labor Day #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #cosmos #pokeweed #clover #gonphrena  (at IOBette SoCal)

Crisp whites on this Labor Day #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #cosmos #pokeweed #clover #gonphrena (at IOBette SoCal)

Cilantro is not just for the fancy culinary people. #floraldesign #cilantro #roses #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #herbs  (at IOBette SoCal)

Cilantro is not just for the fancy culinary people. #floraldesign #cilantro #roses #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #herbs (at IOBette SoCal)

The SoCal Natal plum is truly a gift of nature. #natalplum #socal #hedge #botanicals #nature #plantsofinstagram #carissamacrocarpa #southafrica #fruit #edible  (at IOBette SoCal)

The SoCal Natal plum is truly a gift of nature. #natalplum #socal #hedge #botanicals #nature #plantsofinstagram #carissamacrocarpa #southafrica #fruit #edible (at IOBette SoCal)

All the right moves #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #bouquet #weddingflowers #bride #anthurium #privetberry #anemone #greenmist #hydrangea #philadelphiadesigner  #nowacaliforniadesigner (at IOBette Salt Mines)

All the right moves #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #bouquet #weddingflowers #bride #anthurium #privetberry #anemone #greenmist #hydrangea #philadelphiadesigner #nowacaliforniadesigner (at IOBette Salt Mines)

We all know her name #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #cafeaulait #dalias  (at Cut Flower Exchange of PA, LLC)

We all know her name #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #cafeaulait #dalias (at Cut Flower Exchange of PA, LLC)