And so it begins...

Today is January 17th 2011, and I, Audrey Rey, am starting to "officially" document my garden, and the wilderness around me! In return, sharing it with you! I'm sure many other "non plantsy"/ nature things will slip into this blog.
I am a Make-up Artist by day, and a raver by night...HAH! ... well maybe an ex raver these a days.
My spare time now is dedicated to taking photos and a gardening love affair with
drought tolerant species. It was a matter of time the two collided!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Thank you from Rey Gardens!

Thank you to all my family, friends and The Happier Camper who came to support Rey Gardens yesterday! We had a wonderful day of eats and treats at my Dads Natural Fruit Factory! I enjoyed seeing everyone (especially one my Uncles who started my obsession with cacti/succulents) and happy loved ones made new homes to Rey Gardens creations!

Stand by for Rey Gardens next sale Saturday August 11th.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Rey Gardens Sale 7.15.12

Time for another long overdue Rey Gardens Sale!! Summer is here and succulents and cacti are in season!
Come hang out with the Happier Camper at my father's Natural Fruit Factory in Pico Rivera from 12-4pm on Sunday July 15th for a smoothie or raspado and a Rey Gardens creation!
8917 Beverly Blvd
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 695-1113

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 20th Rey Gardens Sale @ Natural Fruit Factory


                                                             8917 Beverly Blvd
                                                             Pico Rivera, CA 90660
                                                             (562) 695-1113

 Finally after months of toying with the idea of setting up a Rey Gardens shop and selling some of my creations, THE DAY IS FINALLY HERE!!!
I am having an afternoon parking lot sale at my Dad's Mexican style juice bar and cafe in his hometown of Pico Rivera nestled along side the LA River where the 60 and the 605 meet!
Please tell your friends and family to tag along to shop and enjoy a smoothie, bionico or my Dad's famous crepes and sandwiches!

 A sneak peak of what to expect for sale. Contact me if you are looking for something specific! Design requests are encouraged!!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Rey Garden Signatures

I have been very bad on updating my blog, with my new love affair between Instagram and a new macro lens clip for my iPhone! Bad Blogger!!
 I decided to post the major projects I've been working on in the last 5 months after being so negligent after my wedding (11/11/11)/holidays! I've been happily adjusting to married life, doing a bit of traveling and now very excited it's spring and Rey Gardens is thriving! 

   I made these succulent filled birdcages for my wedding centerpieces. Below are a couple that made homes at Nana's hanging with the hummingbirds, and at my Aunt and Uncles getting ready to bloom!

     Wedding favor prototypes still living strong on my dinning table!

 A Rey Gardens staple. Recycled gifts are the best! These have made happy homes with many friends and family!

  Succulent nest made with wedding decor scraps.

  My signature succulent Tea Cups. I gave these to all the ladies in my life for Christmas and or Mother's Day gifts!

    A fun "for-hire" project. Gorgeous planter was provided.

  Miscellaneous Terrariums for heart filled gifts. 

Holiday Succulent Wreath 

Hanging Wall Terrarium given to me by my husband Moe. Filled it with a variety of succulents, airplants and a hummingbird!

A fun candy jar Terrarium

Shells from Bora Bora made into planters for daily reminders of our honeymoon!

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Bouquet that keeps on Giving!

 First came love then came marriage.....
 How it all started 6-7 months ago. I planted clippings in two large barrel planters and enjoyed watching them grow over the summer into the fall!
Soon It was time to cut and create! A bowl of Echeverias: Perle Von Nurnberg, Sunsets, Black Knight, Lola, Jewels, Mexican Giant,!

 Let the wiring begin! everything was tied together with a strip of my grandmother's wedding dress!

 The number one reason why I wanted to grow and make my own bouquet besides the single reason of satisfaction was to be able to replant and watch my little baby succulents keep growing! Now I have a memento in my garden to remember our special day forever!


Monday, August 22, 2011

My summer has been bloomin, thank you very much!

Unusual Cactus and Succulent Blooms in the garden...
All the Echeveria's are blooming gorgeous bright pink and neon yellow blooms. 

This no named Echeveria changed colors when I moved him in the shady front porch succulent bed. This bloom took 2 months exactly to bloom. Gorgeous ruby red flowers with bright yellow centers!

This is up close evidence of the aphid infestation...  Killed my super cool palmy grass bloom!

 Beautiful orchid like succulent blooms...wish I knew the name! Coordinating nail polish to boot!
Campfire Bloomin'!

Uncle Mike's Cactus Garden!! My Uncle Ruben and Uncle Mike have pretty much started my cactus/succulent collection for me! It started over 3 years ago at Vasquez Beach (my aunt and uncles back yard pool/garden). Every family gathering he would send me home with a clipping of something...
Last weekend my other uncle Mike sent me home with a car full of cacti! The garden looks BEAUTIFUL!

Are you blooming or just happy to see me...

My most bloomin' birthday cake made by my friend Moon! Sugar sculpted cacti and succulents! Even prickly pear puree! NOM! (the rocks even tasted like M&M's)

Speaking of birthdays and Uncles. Above is an awesome shot texted to me by my Aunt of my Uncles garden on the morning of my birthday! His summer has been bloomin' too!

 Filling the back yard area outside our bedroom with succulents galore. My plan is to snip all these guys in two months for the wedding centerpieces, bouquets, etc! ...I've spent countless hours turning my hobby into wedding decor! Summer has been sweet!

Whiskey barrel farm!

 Bouquet Succulent Farm!
 The back yard is finally a lush oasis of gorgeous drought tolerant beauties!

We have lots of critters enjoying the view...