Inspiration

Introducing New Stylish Decor For Habitat + Home!

The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, and the areas of Atwater Village, Los Feliz, and Los Angeles.

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Welcome to a world where the outside comes in.  A style created from the botanical inspiration of The Plant Provocateur.  Immerse yourself in a botanical tapestry of form, texture, and colour.  Let it take you.

The Plant Provocateur is proud to introduce a line of stylish decor for the home.  Introducing The Anini Collection.  Inspired by travel, The Anini Collection is a line of throw pillows designed by The Plant Provocateur.  Each pillow features a distinct design reflective of the lush tropical climes of distant destinations. 

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Delonix

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Laua'e Fern

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Anini Sun Sea

Each pillow is cut, sewn, and crafted in California. Pillows are 18 X 18 inches.  Cases are machine washable.  Poly insert included is hand wash only. Each pillow has a concealed zipper. Pillows are currently available In-Store Only.  $36.  Soon to be available in the New TPP Online Shop.  Coming Soon!

TPP Japanese Woodcarving Workshop Sunday, Sept.24th 1-4pm!

Japanese Woodcarving Workshop Silver Lake, Los Angeles.  The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, and the areas of Atwater Village and Los Feliz.

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Master Woodcarver Yo Takimoto is back from Japan and returns to The Plant Provocateur for another amazing Japanese Woodcarving Workshop.  The workshop takes place on Sunday, September 24th from 1pm-4pm.  Reserve your spot today as they tend to go fast!  Yo teaches the meditative art of Japanese Kikezuri Woodcarving.  The art of Kikezuri asks the participant to leave their intentions behind and allow the wood's nature to emerge.  It's a very relaxing and surprisingly soothing process.  If you haven't experienced this amazing workshop...here's your chance!

Workshop participants are provided with wood at the time of the workshop, tools for carving, and instruction.  You make and take what you carve.  The workshop session is limited to 6 people.  Class fee is $65 which includes all materials and instruction.  Workshop session takes place on the patio at The Plant Provocateur.  Event is 3 hours long.  Tickets are available for purchase by clicking 'HERE' .

The Plant Provocateur shop is located at 3318 Sunset Blvd. on the back patio behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 W. Sunset Blvd., next door to Night + Market Song Thai Restaurant.  Metered street parking is FREE on Sundays!

TPP Staghorn Fern Mounting Workshop Sun. 6/18 12-2pm! Father's Day!

Staghorn fern house plants mounting workshop Silver Lake, Los Angeles.  The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, and the areas of Los Feliz and Atwater Village.

Staghorn fern house plants mounting workshop Silverlake, Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Atwater Village and Echo Park

There's something very elegant and chic about a Staghorn Fern mounted on wood.  It's botanical art!  So, after many requests, The Plant Provocateur is holding a Staghorn Fern Mounting Workshop where you make and take home your very own piece of living botanical art to hang indoors or out.  It's a trophy of fascinating flora that brings you closer to nature. 

Staghorn Ferns (Platycerium bifurcatum) plant naturally grow on tree branches and trunks.  So, mounting them is the perfect process for planting and growing these old world plants.  This workshop will show you how to select, mount, and care for your mounted Staghorn Ferns.  There will be a few surprise plants on hand that can also be mounted.  Each participant gets to make and take home what they create. 

Workshop fee is $50/person.  This includes plant materials and instruction.  Also, this is a hands-on workshop, so come prepared to get your hands dirty.  Tea and cake or something of the like will be served as well.  Workshop space is limited to 6 participants.  Tickets are available for purchase by clicking HERE.

Carnivorous, Nepenthes, Pitcher Plant, Sundew and Venus Fly Traps Plant Workshop Silverlake, Los Feliz and Los Angeles

Carnivorous Plant workshop, Nepenthes, Pitcher plants, sundew and venus fly traps Silverlake, Los Angeles.  The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, and the areas of Los Feliz and Atwater Village.

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I've hinted at it for some time now.  Well it's finally here.  The Plant Provocateur Carnivorous Plant Workshop is happening Sunday, June 11th, 12-2pm.  This is a workshop for those interested in learning about, working with and experiencing the world of carnivorous plants.  Carnivorous plants are those plants that eat insects and do it in the most interesting ways.  Their savage beauty is absolutely fascinating. 

This workshop will teach you how to identify different types of carnivorous plants, how they eat, and how they grow.  Participants will get to choose (2) plants from a selection to pot up, cultivate, take home, and call their very own.  Additional plants will also be available for sale.  They grow beautifully on a windowsill or outside in the garden.  The Plant Provocateur has searched high and low for some truly unique, unusual, and captivating carnivorous plants for this workshop.  Come prepared to experience the strange, the mysterious, rare chicness of these botanical wonders. Perhaps like nothing you've seen before.

Workshop fee is $45.  This is a hands-on workshop, so please come prepared to get dirty and possibly a bit wet.  The fee includes all materials and instruction.  Tea and cake or something of the like will be served as well.  Workshop space is limited to 6 participants.  Tickets are available for purchase by clicking HERE

The Plant Provocateur is located on the back patio at 3318 Sunset Blvd., in Silver Lake.  Cross street is Micheltorena.  Patio entrance is located next door to Night + Market Thai Restaurant and behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.  Sunday metered parking is free!

TPP January Sale Begins Jan. 19th!!!

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For the first time in history comes a very special SALE event from The Plant Provocateur.  It's time to clean house and prepare for the 2017 TPP Spring Collection.  So, starting Thursday, January 19th until the end of the month, TPP will be offering up to 60% off on select merchandise including pottery, essential oil diffusers, essential oil blends, bud vases, designer watering cans, garden tools, books, and design goods.  Quantities and styles are limited.

This SALE event is in-store only.  The Plant Provocateur is located at 3318 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 in the Silver Lake neighborhood.  Entrance is off the street on the back patio behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 Sunset Blvd. and next door to Night + Market Song Thai Restaurant.  Shop hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm.  The shop is CLOSED on Mondays. 

 The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, and the areas of Los Feliz and Atwater Village.

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Unique and exotic gifts with scented candles, organic essential oils and ceramic pots. Also available are low maintenance house plants, potted plants and exclusive prints. The Plant Provocateur supplies a unique range of gardening books in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. 

 The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, and the areas of Los Feliz and Atwater Village.

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Happy Holidays From The Plant Provocateur.  Looking for that last minute Holiday gift?  Looking for that hard-to-buy-for-person?  Well, look no further than The Plant Provocateur.  Why not give a gift that's chic and unique!  Shop hours Fri 12/23 and Christmas Eve Sat 12/24 are from 11am-6pm.  I've got a beautiful selection of treasures for habitat and home.  The Plant Provocateur shop is located at 3318 Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake.  Located on the back patio behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 Sunset Blvd. and next door to Night + Market Song Thai Restaurant.  Cross street is Micheltorena. 

 

TPP Holiday Wreath Workshop Sun. 12/4 + Sun. 12/11!!!

Holiday Christmas wreaths. UniqueTillandsia, succulent and living wreaths in Silver Lake Los Angeles.

 The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, and the areas of Los Feliz and Atwater Village.

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I am very excited to announce that The Plant Provocateur will be holding 2 Holiday Wreath Workshops.  I've split the experience into smaller, more intimate workshop sessions.  Limit is 4 people per session.  So here's the deal...I will be teaching you how to create a holiday wreath that is beyond ordinary; that is something more extraordinary using unique plant material that is not your everyday pine branch or dried twig.  I want to open your eyes up to a world of creative possibilities that go outside of the usual holiday box. 

The workshop is $150 per person.  This includes instruction, wreath materials, and premium plant materials (which are the bulk of the workshop fee cost.  You'll be using the GOOD stuff!)  Each participant will leave with their very own extraordinary wreath.  Participants get to choose between making a table wreath centerpiece wreath or a hanging wreath.  I will share my secrets about which materials I have found make for a longer lasting wreath, as well as which materials dry beautifully. 

The workshops will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4th and Sunday, Dec. 11th from 11am-2pm.  No previous experience is needed.  The workshop will take place at The Plant Provocateur Shop on the patio.  Please note this is a hands-on workshop, if you have garden shears and/or gloves, feel free to bring them.  Additional materials will be provided.  Again, each session is limited to 4 people.  Reservation purchase is required to attend.  Tickets are available through the 'SHOP' menu of this website or via the following link: WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.  The Plant Provocateur is located at 3318 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.  The shop is situated behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 W. Sunset Blvd., and next door to Night + Market Song Thai Restaurant.  Nearest cross street is Micheltorena.  You can also call The Plant Provocateur for more info at 323-774-4836.  Sunday metered street parking is FREE!

Holiday Kokedama 'String Garden' Workshop at TPP Sun. Nov. 20th!

Kokedama Moss ball String Garden Workshop in Silverlake, Los Angeles.

 The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, and the areas of Los Feliz and Atwater Village.

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The Plant Provocateur will be holding a very special Holiday Kokedama 'String Garden' Workshop on Sunday, Nov. 20th from 10:00am - 11:30am.  Kokedama are cool little moss ball gardens that can hold and grow plants.  You can hang them up or place them on a pedestal.  For the holiday workshop, we'll be creating Kokedama with a seasonal style. 

Participants will learn how to create, build, and care for these amazing little individual green gardens of goodness.  This is a hands-on workshop so please come prepared to get your hands dirty.  Each participant takes home what they create!

The workshop will take place on the patio at The Plant Provocateur shop in Silver Lake.  Workshop fee is $65.  This includes materials and instruction.  Workshop is limited to 8 people.  Reservations may purchased by clicking HERE.

The Plant Provocateur is located at 3318 W. Sunset Blvd., in Silver Lake.  Cross street is Micheltorena.  Patio entrance is located next door to Night + Market Thai restaurant and behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.  Sunday metered street parking is free! 

Kokedama 'String Garden' Workshop at TPP Sept. 18th!!!

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Back by popular demand is The Plant Provocateur Kokedama 'String Garden' Workshop on Sunday, September 18th from 10:00am - 11:30am.  People have been really lovin' these cool little moss ball gardens.  So, here's your chance to make your very own string moss garden vessel planted with a super charming Angel Vine.

My workshop teaches you how to create, build, and care for these amazing little individual gardens of green goodness.  This is a hands-on workshop so come prepared to get your hands dirty.  Each participant leaves with their creation.

The workshop will take place on the patio at The Plant Provocateur shop in Silver Lake.  Workshop fee is $60.  This includes materials and instruction.  Workshop is limited to 8 people.  Reservations may purchased by clicking HERE.

The Plant Provocateur is located at 3318 W. Sunset Blvd., in Silver Lake.  Cross street is Micheltorena.  Patio entrance is located next door to Night + Market Thai restaurant and behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.  Sunday metered street parking is free! 

 

It's The Last Japanese Woodcarving Workshop For The Year At TPP!!! Sun. July 17th 1pm-4pm.

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Japanese Wood Carving Workshop Los Feliz Silverlake Los Angeles

You've been asking about the next one and here it is.  Actually, it's the LAST one for the year!  Sunday, July 17th will be the last Japanese Woodcarving Workshop at The Plant Provocateur until 2017!  Master Wood Carver Yo Takimoto teaches a meditative Japanese Kikezuri Woodcarving Workshop.  The art of Kikezuri asks the participant to leave their intentions behind and allow the wood's nature to emerge.  It's a very relaxing and meditative process.  If you haven't experienced this amazing workshop...now is the time!

Workshop participants are provided with wood at the time of the workshop, tools for carving, and instruction.  The workshop session is limited to 8 people.  Class fee is $60 which includes all materials.  Workshop session takes place on the patio at The Plant Provocateur.  Event is 3 hours long.  Tickets are available through www.plantprovocateur.com via the 'SHOP' menu.  Under the 'SHOP' menu select 'events' to purchase. 

The Plant Provocateur shop is located at 3318 W. Sunset Blvd. on the back patio behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 W. Sunset Blvd., next door to Night + Market Song Thai Restaurant.  Metered street parking is FREE on Sundays!

TPP Valentine's Weekend Cut Flowers + Chocolate Pop Up Event!! 2/13 + 2/14

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|Red Dahlia Bouquet|

In anticipation of the new Plant Provocateur shop opening  in March, The Plant Provocateur is having a cut flowers pop up event featuring the heavenly delicious organic chocolate confections of L.A. based Confectionally Yours.  The event is taking place next week Friday, Feb. 13th and Saturday, Valentine's Day, Feb. 14th from 12noon to 6pm both days!  The event will be held at the NEW location on the patio of the soon to be open shop at 3318 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; in Silver Lake next to Night + Market Song restaurant.

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|Confectionally Yours Heart Shaped Box with Organic Chocolate Truffles|

The Plant Provocateur will be offering pre-made cut flower bouquets.  And if a super cool, out of the ordinary bouquet for your Valentine is not enough, be sure to get the gourmet feast that awaits you or your Valentine in the form of a Confectionally Yours heart- shaped box!  Cut flowers and chocolate couldn't be more perfect for your Valentine.

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And if that weren't enough and you really want to make the mood romantic, I'll be having an exclusive batch of the most lusciously aromatic candles on hand by The Potion Shoppe L.A..  These are not just candles...their natural, crackling wooden wick will remind you of a romantic weekend away at that cabin with the fireplace. Also, the candles are made of 100% clean-burning coconut wax and burn up to 60 hours.

This Pop Up Event has all the ingredients to help you and yours celebrate the romance and love of Valentine's Day.  So, if you're in the hood, be sure to drop by and check out what we have to offer.  Cut flowers, chocolate, and candle light...you can't go wrong!

Goodbye Silver Lake Farmer's Market - The Plant Provocateur Last Day This Saturday 1/31!

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|Goodbye Silver Lake Farmer's Market/Hello New Store March 2015|

Well, the time has come for The Plant Provocateur to bid adieu to the Silver Lake Farmer's Market.  This Saturday will be my last day there!  I'm ending things there in preparation for the new shop opening in Silver Lake this March.

As I say goodbye, I've decided to thank those that have made the market awesome and welcomed The Plant Provocateur with a PLANT SALE BLOWOUT!  Spread the word and come on down because I'm clearing out a big ol' chunk of my Succulent and Tillandsia inventory.  Succulents will be selling for $1, $5, and $10.  Two for ones will be offered as well.  Two for ones will also extend to the Tillandsias I'll have on hand.

So help me wave buh-bye to winter and let's kick it into high gear with some spring fever.  You could make out like a bandit.  I'll be giving deals all market long.  Also, come by to hear about The Plant Provocateur Valentine's Day Cut Flower and Artisanal Chocolate Pop-Up taking place at my new shop 2/13 + 2/14 in Silver Lake. The Shop location is just 4 blocks east of the Silver Lake Farmer's Market.  I'm getting excited for people to check it out!  The new address: 3318 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles (Silver Lake), 90026 between Micheltorena and Descanso.

See you Saturday!

The Plant Provocateur Shop - Opening March

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|Palm Frond Night Moves Kaleidoscope|

Hello everyone and Happy New Year.  2015 is gonna be a BIG year for The Plant Provocateur!  After all the talk, after all the dreaming, I'm finally taking the leap and opening a brick-and-mortar plantasy.  In fact, I'm typing, this very post, from the cabinet of curiosities that will be the official Plant Provocateur HQ.  I say cabinet because being a first time shop keeper I'm going to keep things a bit intimate.  You know me...provocative.

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|Coming Soon Doors|

So here's the deal.  The Plant Provocateur shop is currently under way with a teeny tiny build out.  New lighting, shelving, a little of this, and a little of that.  My aim is to get those doors open sometime early to mid March.  Crossing fingers, toes, and the beard beneath my nose...things will get growing as planned.

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|Aloe Kaleidoscope|

Now what can you expect?  Beauty, intrigue, and mystery.  The shop will feature signature live plants.  I've been searching the world for crazy cool heirloom, exotic, unusual, badass plants, the likes you have never seen. So they'll be here.  Also, in a slightly different direction, I will be offering cut flowers on a small scale.  Now, I won't be a full blown florist but I will feature some cut florals from time to time.  Also, for the locals out there, I am providing these pieces by appointment.

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|Bromeliad Kaleidoscope|

Let's see what else?  Oh yeah, The Plant Provocateur will feature a select display of furnishings and 'figments' for inside and out.  I'm pretty excited about this and can't wait to share with you the cool things I've found.  Also, the shop will feature occasional classes and featured speakers.  If the subject relates in anyway to the botanical world around us...we'll be talking about it.

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|Magnolia kaleidoscope|

So a lot of people, have asked, "What will The Plant Provocateur be about?"  You know when you start a business it's always a good idea to have a mission statement; something that defines the very being of what the heck it is you're about to do.  Well mine is simply this... Inspire With Plants.  Yeah, you may of heard it before.  It might sound a bit cliché, but wait and see what I do with this mission.  I've been feeling extraordinarily creative as of late.  I hope to explore things that are beyond our expectations.  I call it the Future Flora Initiative.  I want you to fall in love with plants and what they inspire, perhaps in ways you never thought you would.  Like the saying goes...big things have small beginnings.  Well, that's how it will start.  Now, moving forward, my mission is to make it exciting and thrive.  Stay tuned.

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|FiddleHead Kaleidoscope|

The Plant Provocateur Is Back With A Holiday Pop Up!

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|2014 Holiday Pop Up Flyer|

And after a hiatus...The Plant Provocateur is back and bringing it to you Holiday Style.  For all of you Los Angeles peeps  It's Holiday Pop Up Time!  Come on down this Sat 12/13 and Sunday 12/14 from 12-5pm and see what's been going on.  Still need some holiday decor?  We've got that!  Need some quick gifts...artisanal organic chocolates, organic apothecary products for bath and body, some of the best vintage denim wears in all of L.A., groovy holiday stocking to put all your gifts in, and maybe a wreath to hang on the door or use as a holiday centerpiece?  The Plant Provocateur and friends have got you covered.

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|Wreath Set 1|

But wait there's more...on the patio there will be pet adoption, free spay/neuter services, animal advocacy charitable clothing, as well as every dollar spent on coffee at Muddy Paw Coffee provides a donation to animal rescue charities.  So come on down...support local business and good causes.

Oh and I forgot...you'll get to see the future location of The Plant Provocateur shop coming Spring 2015!

Puttin' The Sass in Crass(ula) - Crassula falcata

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|Crassula falcata floral detail|

Lipstick cherry all over!  I'm loving the vibrant visual these flowers are giving.  They heat up the lens in such a succulent, sumptuous way.  This beautiful blast of color comes to us from a super cool, awesomely architectural succulent known as Crassula falcata.  This South African succulent is one you should know and one you should grow!  It is commonly referred to as the Propellor Plant, Airplane Plant, or Scarlet Paintbrush.  The later moniker refers to the amazing display of flowers that erupt from this sculptural succulent in late summer, which tends to be a time when things are fairly quiet in the drought tolerant succulent garden.  Crassula falcata's flowers can set the scenery ablaze for almost a month.  It's a delicious spectacle to behold.

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|Crassula falcata flower + foliage + form|

The truly unique feature of Crassula falcata is its propellor-like foliage that looks as though it's made of stone.  The leaves stack themselves in an angular fashion, one on top of the other, to create a stylishly sculptural display of cool graphic form.

Crassula falcata tends to grow slowly in an upright, semi-branchless, clumping form up to 2 feet tall and wide.  It does great in both full sun and light shade conditions.  It likes a well-draining, cactus soil mix and requires low amounts of water to thrive.  In hot locations, it looks best if it gets a bit more water.  As for hardiness, if you grow it outside, it's hardy down to 25 degrees fahrenheit/-3 degrees celsius.

If you're into succulents, this is definitely one for the collection.  If you're into graphic design decor, this is definitely a cool candidate for some fashionable foliage for a container indoors in a bright sunny room or as a conversation piece out on the balcony, porch, or patio.