Wednesday, February 23, 2011

phalaenopsis orchid

 You've seen more than your share of cymbidiums and dendrobiums in my designs, here is the lovely phalaelopsis which you can find anywhere from a florist (they will be better taken care of though more expensive) to your grocery store. Though using these blooms in bridal bouquets is tricky, it can be done and I encourage you brides -to- be to do so. Though I'm no Lisa Suits (mycologista, mistress of the macro) I will try from time to time to show you the individual beauty of flowers as well as how they work in designs.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

roses and copper wrap

A lovely mound of bi-color peach/pink roses in a vase covered with a coppery gift bag. Flower arrangements are often gifts, so wrapping them can be a nice touch

Thursday, February 17, 2011

dried rose

A beautifully dried ivory (Vandela) rose. Was kept in water from a closed rose for two weeks until fully open. Left dry for a day or two, then hung upside down to keep the stem straight. No petals were lost.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

tropicals for kim

Pink mink protea, birds of paradise, gladiolas, myrtle and waxflower. A valentine arrangement for my fellow designer from her hubby.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Circus roses

A lovely hand tied bouquet (made in 7 minutes) and dropped in a vase for the gent whose wife is over red roses and babies breath for Valentine's Day. Aren't flowers wonderful! Photo by

Happy Valentine's day!

A small look at what your florist does for you on Valentine's day. About 900 orders went out today. Hope you are sharing love with someone!