Teresa Sabankaya is the founder and owner of The Bonny Doon Garden Company since 1999- a full service floral design studio, florist and botanical gift shop. Teresa holds a greatly influential position as one of the most innovative florists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Teresa has exhibited her floral art annually at the ‘Bouquets to Art’ exhibition at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, the National Trust Filoli’s Estate in Woodside, and various other floral design and garden shows.   Teresa’s floral designs have become highly desirable due to their unique style of arranging and elegant garden appeal. Teresa’s designs carry a chic and nostalgic feel, like a just gathered from the garden bouquet of exquisite high-end blooms.  Because of their garden origin, her designs emit a familiarity to people while calibrating the soul.  Her wedding floral styles have been featured in numerous wedding blogs and magazines including Smitten, Sweet Violet Bride, Style Me Pretty and Green Wedding Shoes.

Teresa has been featured in Amy Stewart’s Flower Confidential book as well as her blog, and was featured ‘Like a Florist from 100 years ago’ in the PBS Documentary Botany of Desire based on Michael Pollen’s best seller Botany of Desire. Teresa’s trademarked creation- Bonny Doon Posies© have been a core part of her retail business from the beginning, and have been featured in such media as CBS Sunday Morning, Romantic Homes Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Cruz Sentinel and The New York Times.  Bonny Doon Posies are created by using the historic Language of Flowers constructed into circular nosegays that portray a variety of sentiments such as happy birthday, get well, happy anniversary, or simply you are a wonderful friend.

January flower- the Carnation

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Scientifically known as Dianthus caryophyllus, the carnation has a very deep and rich history.  The scientific name dianthus translated means “flower of love” or “flower of the gods”, depending on the…

Bloom Day- September

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It’s bloom day! Well, it’s a little past, but better late than never 🙂 I’m feeling a little bit guilty and sad this morning.  The fires are raging in the…

Featured on Debra Prinzing’s Website

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Natural Dye Ribbon

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While in Seattle for the Slow Flowers Summit, I attended a natural ribbon dyeing workshop hosted by Susanna Luck of  Nettle Textiles.  Check out her website!  It’s so beautiful 😉…