a bit of earth
FLOWERS BY DYANA ZWENG

ABOUT

 
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ABOUT

Dyana Zweng is owner and lead designer of A BIT OF EARTH in Scotts Valley, California. She has had decades of design experience with textiles, interiors, ceramics, and most especially, flowers.

In England, she might be considered a “market gardener,” growing and arranging her own flowers to sell in the community. Her “community” extends northward from their little town to bustling Silicon Valley, and southward along the Pacific coast to Carmel.

Dyana gardens organically among redwoods and coastal oaks, sharing habitat with all manner of birds and pollinators, squirrels, coyotes, deer, and lizards. The garden provides redwood boughs, roses, vines, ferns, grasses, and succulents, as well as perennials like dahlias, lambs ears, foxgloves, delphinium, and hellebores.

Her floral designs juxtapose wild with luxe. They are all at once modern, timeless, and untamed.


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 lends a hand with carpentry and large installations. (Here he’s building a redwood chuppah for Alisha & Nathan’s wedding.)

Dyana, her husband Dean, and their four children have made Scotts Valley home for 26 years. Dean often lends a hand with carpentry and large installations. (Here he’s building a redwood chuppah for Alisha & Nathan’s wedding.)

 Here’s a glimpse 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 glimpse 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. (Mikayla is tying ribbons on a bridesmaid bouquet for Carly & Andrew’s wedding.)

Artistic and energetic friends are part of the team, especially on a wedding day. (Mikayla is tying ribbons on a bridesmaid bouquet for Carly & Andrew’s wedding.)


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WHAT WE BELIEVE

Flowers speak a universal language of honor and celebration.

Our brand is super-fresh and breathtakingly beautiful, arranged in an artful and naturalistic manner.

We embrace serving with trust, transparency, integrity, and inclusivity.

Botanicals are best grown in a sustainable/organic way, sourced from small local farms and gardens.

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Just like “Slow Food,” “Slow Flowers” are healthy for people and the environment, and prepared with care.

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

Every wedding couple has a unique story to tell. Our goal is to help you define your inspiration and make it real.

We love to work with people who value nature, flowers, beauty, and creativity.