gardenwhimsies' Shop Announcement

Cast from LIVE leaves, hand-painted, numbered, stands on a pole & truly one-of-a-kind.
~~IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTE: All orders will be shipped out on 2/17. I will be in Tuscon from 2/9-2/16. Items listed are the precise items that will be shipped. Contact me if you'd like a different size, leaf type or colors - custom orders accepted through March.

Sorry for delay while I paint for Spring shows as well as online. I am also casting the very last of the leaves for 2015 (certain leaves will store in bags up to 4 months in cold weather, all of these castings are what I sell in 2016)!

Contact me with color requests. I'll seal and photograph new items as weather permits~

~~ 2016 SHOWS (Dates are not yet confirmed on markets since I am waiting for art show confirmations to settle out my calendar but the list will tell you where I'll be showing):

Farmers Markets and weekly shows I've applied to: **
Lake Oswego (limited to only 2 shows per season, I've applied for May dates).
Milwaukie - May - October, Sundays
Hillsboro Saturday Downtown - May - October, Saturdays
Tigard Area Farmers Market (TAFM) - May-October, Sundays
Salem Saturday Market - April - October, Saturdays
McMinnville Market - May - October, Thursday afternoons

Art, Garden and Specialty Shows (Annual events):
CONFIRMED~~April 23rd, Salem Etsy Team Spring Sale, Salem Armory 2320 17th St NE Salem, OR
~~April 30 & May 1st - Spring Garden Fair, Canby Fairgrounds
CONFIRMED~~June 24th, 25th, 26th - HPSO 2016 Study Weekend - a "Weekend of Wonders" at Sebright Gardens in Brooks will be my host and I will bring pieces of all sizes and leaf types! This show rotates through Eugene, Portland, Seattle and Victoria, BC so it won't return for a couple years - book tickets at
~~7/16-Gresham Art Festival (returning after a couple of years absent)

**Some shows will ONLY feature small pieces due to available booth space (and my back). I'll bring multiple boxes of small pieces and put out as many items as possible for your selection!

FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS, my show inventory will normally be listed and available through the weekdays. On the weekends, when I am scheduled for a show I will have to put my shop on vacation.

If you see a leaf you like, buy it. It is very difficult to create an identical leaf and sometimes impossible. Every item is one of a kind!

Sizes, colors and shapes of leaves change THROUGHOUT the season! Follow me to see new items - every single live leaf is cast into cement and then handpainted.

Keep an eye out for a few specials I'll run online, too.


EACH LEAF is one-of-a-kind. Custom orders are done quickly but only available through March. Into April, my focus will be on in-stock items for Spring and Mothers Day.

☞ LOOK AT MY REVIEWS-Colors are even prettier in person & shipping fast!

☞ If you are interested in a larger size, different color, etc. let me know. Custom pieces can often be completed within a couple of days and often at the same price .

☞ INTERESTED IN OTHER COLORS, LEAVES OR SIZES? The Pinterest page shows a VERY small sampling of thousands of pieces I've created. For past colors and finishes go to my PINTEREST page for a sampling of the thousands of leaves I've created since 2008:

1) MOUNT STYLE - Do you want it to stand up in garden, sit flat, do both or even hang?
2) COLORS - Choose from "natural" finishes, all metallic or mixed (natural and metallic)
3) LEAF TYPE - Want smooth textures like a hosta? Heavy veins like a Rhubarb?


I do not have an actual "studio," I meet clients around town or deliver them instead.
I will refund shipping (back onto your credit card or, in cash) minus a delivery fee.
Contact me for details.

I work nearly a year in advance to carry sufficient stock. Some years may be more prolific and others not. Water Lilies have been very hard to grow for the last couple of years. Gunnera while they grow up to 5 feet wide are only cast in smaller pieces and the squirrels have been trying to dig those up so limited pieces will be available.

Custom and specialty items (3 foot and wider leaves or fountains) must be fit in between the regular production work so contact me early in the season for best leaf availability.

I sell all year round and ship all over the U.S.

If you have a favorite leaf, coloration, etc. please ask. I have lots of leaves and may have the leaf size you want. You tell me the colors and we'll get it listed.

Larger leaf listings are almost always picked out for custom order requests so if you want one for a special event such as a birthday, anniversary or housewarming gift - contact me so we can put aside your perfect leaf!


I consider feedback (or reviews) on each purchase to be VERY important. I take a lot of time creating these pieces, packing carefully and shipping them fast, please take the time to provide a review on your purchase.

For more information on how to leave an Etsy Review go to this link: Reviews can only be left for 60 days after shipping, after that the ability to do so is closed.


Please convo me. I will gladly accept checks (given time for clearance and will mark your item RESERVED while your check is processing).


I have multiple extra-large, unpainted pieces (averaging 4 feet or wider) which are not brought to local shows (due to size/weight): gunnera, tetrapanax, japanese butterbur and others... Contact me if you are interested in these for water features, garden focal pieces or alters, etc.

PLEASE NOTE I do reserve the right to sell, or not sell to, various persons. I have invested a lot of time and money isolating the products and processes to make my items and in some cases I may choose not to share with competing interests and will promptly refund your money.

All of my pieces are handmade by me and photos of them in part or full are my property. Any use of those images whether solo or in compilation images will be pursued for copyright violation (I've had several folks try using my images for their own "how-to" articles). Misuse will be pursued across any venues in which they are found.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.