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Caitlin Atkinson

Photographer, stylist and author of Plant Craft

Caitlin Atkinson is the author, photographer and stylist of the much anticipated Plant Craft: 30 Projects That Add Natural Style To Your Home, released by Timber Press in October, 2016. Caitlin’s photographs have appeared in Elle Decor, Garden Design, Dwell, Martha Stewart Living, Metropolis Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Harper’s Bazaar, Sunset Magazine, Architectural Digest China and Donna. She has worked as a freelance photographer and stylist with gardens, interiors, and still life. She was the photographer for the book Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias (Timber, 2014). She previously worked as a visual merchandiser for Flora Grubb Gardens and as a freelance floral designer. Her work as a stylist has been featured in Sunset Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Chowhound, blog and Taunton Press. She has given DIY presentations for KTVU Fox Television and at Flora Grubb Gardens.


Garden Party: Bring the Garden to the Table with Easy DIY Décor

Demystify and simplify planning a party with smart DIY decorating ideas! Whether you want a sophisticated dinner party or a relaxed afternoon on the patio, Caitlin will share fresh ideas on picking a plant-based theme that will make your party memorable. Discover how to choose a theme and common pitfalls. Step-by-step DIY demonstrations of botanically inspired individual place settings, a planted centerpiece and information about using edible plants in food and drinks will be shared.

Friday, Feb 24 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow

Rhipsalis: The New “It” Plant for Indoor Garden Projects

Rhipsalis, or “Mistletoe cactus”, is the plant to use for DIY projects for your home and they are everywhere these days. The epiphytic nature of this rainforest cactus means that it grows by attaching itself to another plant (such as a tree) and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air and rain – making it a perfect plant to manipulate in a home décor project. In this demonstration learn how to create some amazing pieces of art for your home.

Saturday, Feb 25 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow