Standing Spray Accents

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I love doing a standing spray. They are so pretty and you can create some fun lines with them. With this spray I used large tropical leaves, purple snapdragons, and purple stock to create the lines. I kept the leaves exposed so that the colors and variegation were visible giving the piece a bit more drama. The inside of the standing spray has lighter lavenders. so on the outside I used darker hues of purple to create the lines. When creating the dark purple lines I grouped the specific florals together to create a more bold effect. Together with pops of green kermit poms all the colors pulled together nicely. When creating a spray of this size I use a Jumbo easel cage so the stems have enough room to hold in place and can have a better water supply. Standing sprays do not have to be so conformed a little poking out here and there really brings them to life. Even a little tepe as in this design on the edges adds the right amount of added texture.

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St. Patty and Kermit

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St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to really feature the Kermit Pom named after Kermit The Frog.  The Kermit Pom is a green button chrysanthemum with a little round head made of teeny little florets.  They are available year round to be used in bouquets of all kinds. Due to the number of flowers that are on a stem this option can be a good value when creating bouquets and adds a fun pop of color with its green hue. It also has a long vase life of 10-14 days!  Below you can see the Kermit Pom worked into the bow at the base and popping out of the top of the bouquet. We utilize the Kermit Pom all year long, however at St. Patty’s it is a must have to add some fun extra texture and shape to a bouquet. The green is a different shade than the traditional holiday green or dark green.  Along with green carnations and babys breath, the more green the better on March 17th!  All the more chance of bringing on the luck of the Irish.

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2020 Valentine Challenge

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Holidays can be particularly challenging for a Florist because the volume of orders to be filled increases drastically over the normal days business.  Valentine’s Day is the most challenging because a good portion of it occurs in 2 business day.  This year was no exception.  It was particularly challenging because we were the only Florists in our zip code accepting orders and we had a dance requiring corsages rescheduled to Valentine’s Day.  For this reason it was important to do all possible prep work prior to the week of Valentine’s Day.  Any little thing right down to assembling delivery boxes, wrapping candy, and making bows needed to be ready.  The only tasks there was time for was helping customers, assembling bouquets and delivering.  This year we depended on alot of helpers to come in and assist in duties to keep us on track.  In addition to helpers, experienced staff was a must.  Everyone had a role to play in order to successfully complete this holiday.  Don’t take the local Florists for granted during the holidays, especially Valentine’s Day because they are working overtime hard to ensure senders and recipients are happy.  2020 was a success thanks to alot of teamwork-  Teamwork makes the dream work.  Below is a photo of our beautiful keepsake dozen rose bouquet we featured this year.  A traditional design of one dozen long stem red roses in a porcelain keepsake vase featuring a gold raised heart and many mixed greens.

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2020 Love’s Embrace Bouquet

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We are on the heals of Valentine’s Day and this year’s premium mixed flower bouquet is our 2020 Love’s Embrace Bouquet.  This bouquet is designed in a fluted vase with a raised red heart on the front of it.  Inside the bouquet are a variety of premium flowers that are themed around traditional holiday colors.  Flowers such as green hydrangea, red roses, white and purple alstromeria, red and pink roses, lavender larkspur and red tulips are represented.  The arrangement is mid-size with flowers designed outward from the vase.  The center larkspur adds some height and a nice texture to the elegant design.  For a pop of greenery there is baker fern and variegated pit framing the bouquet.  Roses are a beautiful and traditional option for Valentine’s Day and another option is also a mixed bouquet like this one.  Visit your local Florists this Valentine’s Day to get some great handmade designs.  Be sure to shop early to get the widest variety of designs. http://www.bloomsflowershop.net

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The Flower Box

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A sympathy design that bring the outdoors indoors.  This particular design was given to us to create for a funeral services.  It is designed in a plastic window box.  Make sure the holes are not punched out or the water will leak out of the bottom of the container.  You can use any types of florals, but this one called for all vibrant colors which I liked because it is so summery.  At the base of the inside of the container is wet floral foam to design the flowers in.  It has tall linear flowers, small bud flowers, round bud flowers and lilies.  This particular design features gerberas, delphinium, glads, lilies, daisys, roses, spray roses, snapdragons and carnations.  The base is covered with greenery and sheet moss.  This would be a great idea for a patriotic piece or a pastel assortment as well.  The flowers are all facing forward as would happen is a true window box.  Next time you are interested in a design that is real show stopper and unique consider this design.  Your Florist can help!  http://www.bloomsflowershop.NET

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Busy Bee Time

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You think the January after the holidays would be a quiet time at a Flower Shop.  But it is not.  January means two things.  #1 Year End, #2 Valentines Day.  Immediately following December 31st we box up all Christmas and set up Valentines Day Displays.  Once that is complete, all Valentine Feature Arrangements for the Shop need to be created, photographed and posted on-line for future purchases.  Once the designs are created, merchandise is ordered and prep work is done,  it is time to move onto year end bookkeeping and reporting.  If you know of someone who is a Bee Bee in January, a pretty springy mixed bouquet with a fun little bee flying from it is perfect.  I like that this one has a mixture of bright colors and pastels with a touch of laciness from the babys breath.  Finished with a fun mix of tulle and plaid this design is sure to keep the busy bee in your life buzzing!  See your Florist and they will help you with your creation .  http://www.bloomsflowershop.net

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Fresh and Silk Christmas Combo

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What is prettier on a Christmas table or more traditional then a Holiday Centerpiece with candles.  This year’s Blooms Holiday Centerpiece featured 3 candles inserted at different levels.  I like this idea because it gives different angles to the bouquet.  The bouquet itself has mixed pines brought upward toward the center and downward at the edges.  This gives a different look then a design that has all the greens long and low.  Inside we used fresh flowers of Red Roses.  Instead of lilies we choose to use white silk poinsettias.  This option will last and can be repurposed next year.  The remainder of the bouquet is accented with wide red velvet trimmed in gold, shinny glass balls, pine cones, berrys and white twigs.  All the components create a design that has lots of textures.  When creating your holiday bouquets try a piece that combines fresh and permanent florals and other accents.  Because there are no rules when being creative! As always lean on your local florist for ideas, we love to help!  http://www.bloomsflowershop.NET

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