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From the time I can remember, I loved playing in the dirt and picking flowers. (They were really weeds, but who knew?) It was later in life when I enrolled at South Seattle College to study horticulture and landscape design. Several courses later, I dug a hole, buried my corporate hat and started playing in the dirt again!


Naming my company after a flower was a natural choice. Ōlulu or Alula in Hawaiian is a plant found on the steep sea cliffs of Kaua’i and is the namesake of

Alula Boutique Containers – a commercial and residential container design and maintenance company specializing in designing artful living displays.

My center of inspiration and creativity is our woodland property east of Redmond. This is my home where I experiment with plant combinations; cultivate and harvest material for botanical displays; organize and teach workshops; and dabble in growing food. My husband Brian and I share this little slice of earth with an abundance of wildlife and our delightfully unruly Chocolate Labrador Retrievers, Zed and Roxie.


"Cora did my entry pots in late fall and everything was still beautiful 3 months later! I would highly recommend her to anyone!"