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The deep rich tones of Spring!

The deep rich tones of Spring!

Certainly Spring brings with it a wealth of color and tender bulb flowers and blooming branches, but these deep plum tones are a bit special.  The deep peony-like plum ranunculus and the checkerboard-patterned fritillaries melagris are some of the flowers we’re using in some bridal work this weekend.  Combined with some tender branches, foliage and […]

Behind the scenes on a recent bridal bouquet

Behind the scenes on a recent bridal bouquet

We recently made this lush bridal bouquet in tones of deep purple contrasted with a vibrant spring green.  It featured flowers such as parrot tulips, lilacs, astrantia, fritillaries, clematis, orchids, black raspberries, a few anthurium leaves, some white blooming crabapple and green hydrangeas. To contract the organic lines of this full and flowing bouquet, we […]

Using rebar twisting tool for attaching branches

Using rebar twisting tool for attaching branches

This is the tool we’ve been using in the workroom lately that allows us to quickly and very securely attach branches to one another to build structures or in this case, secure around a vase.  I found out about this video on a YouTube video by Klaus Wagenar, so all credit for this discovery goes […]

Building strong structures with branches.

Building strong structures with branches.

Craig and I spent an afternoon this week constructing some 3-D hearts out of red-twig dogwood to get ready for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.  The dogwood when freshly cut is quite pliable yet also quite strong.  The process of bending the willow and adding the attachment wires really requires two people unless you happen […]

Bride's bouquet with amaryllis and other spring flowers.

Bride’s bouquet with amaryllis and other spring flowers.

We shared a photo on our last post of the amaryllis from Holland before they were used in this bride’s bouquet.  I think you can see how their color fits well with other spring blooms to provide a soft garden-style effect.  The large blooms nestle deep into the large billowy blooms of the hydrangea, and […]

Amaryllis offer many different colors for Spring.

Amaryllis offer many different colors for Spring.

Amaryllis ‘Fledermaus’ is this beautiful watercolor-esque blend of cream, green and coral color.  I enjoy the way the deeper tones in the throat of the flower lure you in.  Amaryllis such as this come direct from the Holland growers.  They have a tall thick but hollow stem, so we insert a thin branch up inside […]

Locally-grown orchids add an exotic detail to any bouquet.

Locally-grown orchids add an exotic detail to any bouquet.

We’re fortunate that Orchids by Hausermann is located only 40 minutes away from us.  They’re one of the largest growers of orchids in the USA specializing in unusual varietals and cattleya orchids.  They also grow hundreds of different varieties of phaleonopsis orchids. These freshly-cut stems of orchids arrive into our design room every Wednesday morning […]

Giant blooms of tuberous begonias as big as my head (...and that's big)

Giant blooms of tuberous begonias as big as my head (…and that’s big)

Aren’t these amazing? This horticultural display of tuberous begonia flowers thrills me with dreams of ever growing them this large. I’ve heard that the best growers are in the U.K. And The Netherlands. These blooms are approx. 12″ across and seemingly 8″ deep. I’m certain there’s a good amount of pinching off all of the […]

January welcomes the newly engaged to the shop!  Congratulations!!!!!!

January welcomes the newly engaged to the shop! Congratulations!!!!!!

After many Christmas and New Years proposals, January is always a busy month spent meeting with couples to plan their wedding day.  We only accept two weddings over any weekend, so dates fill quickly. Many couples ask us about our consultation process, so let’s talk about it briefly.  We are a custom florist, meaning we […]

Have you met our friend 'Beyonce'?

Have you met our friend ‘Beyonce’?

Named of course for the famed singer, this sultry deep red tulip from Holland has a fringed edge to the petals.  As the flowers puff up and open more the fringe becomes a more prominent feature. There are several different varietals of fringed tulips in a wide array of color.  Tulips are currently at the […]

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