a bit of earth
FLOWERS BY DYANA ZWENG

ABOUT

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ABOUT

Dyana Zweng is the owner of A Bit of Earth in Scotts Valley, California. She has decades of design experience with flowers, textiles, interiors, and gardens.

A Bit of Earth serves local communities northward to bustling Silicon Valley and San Francisco, and southward along the Pacific coast to Carmel.

Dyana’s studio and garden sit among the redwoods and coastal oaks of Santa Cruz county. The garden supports a rich biodiversity of birds, pollinators, reptiles, and mammals. It produces redwood boughs, roses, vines, ferns, grasses, and succulents, as well as many perennials for weddings and other events. This year boasts seven new raised beds for the production of annuals and bulb flowers. The garden flowers are just a portion of any event. Dyana also sources from several nearby organic and sustainable farms.

Her floral designs juxtapose wild with luxe. They are at once modern, timeless, and untamed and blend seamlessly into the surrounding beauty of our coasts and forests.


Might I have a bit of earth? — To plant seeds in — to make things grow — to see them come alive?
— Frances Hodgson Burnett, THE SECRET GARDEN

Dyana, her husband Dean, and their four children have made Scotts Valley home for 26 years. Dean often helps with carpentry and large installations.

Dyana, her husband Dean, and their four children have made Scotts Valley home for 26 years. Dean often helps with carpentry and large installations.

Here’s a peek of part of the garden, just outside the studio. Plants that love part sun grow well here. Sun-loving annuals have fewer choice spots.

Here’s a peek of part of the garden, just outside the studio. Plants that love part sun grow well here. Sun-loving annuals have fewer choice spots.

Artistic and energetic friends are part of the team, especially on a wedding day.

Artistic and energetic friends are part of the team, especially on a wedding day.


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WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every couple has a unique story to tell. Flowers speak an ancient language of romance, fertility, and celebration.

Our heart is to help you define your inspiration and bring it to life with perfectly-suited florals.

We love to work with people who share our passion for flowers. We value diversity and inclusivity, and believe in marriage equality.

Paralleling the “Slow Food” movement, “Slow Flowers” are healthy for the environment and for both those who grow and enjoy them.

Slow flowers are more fragrant and long-lasting than conventionally grown or imported flowers.

We aim for “zero-waste.” So instead of single-use floral foam, plastic, and wire, we use biodegradable or reusable materials like glass vases, jute, silk, and willow armatures.