Monthly Archives: October 2014

Halloween Decorations with Flowers

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What a better way to brighten up the most goohlish holiday than with fresh bright flowers.  But it is after all Halloween so we don’t want to be too sweet, so add a little scary into the mix.  I like to start with basic Halloween colors that also reflect the colors of the season too, like black, yellows, purples, greens.  For a more fun design add certain flowers and textures that may enhance a focal point like a ghost, goblin or even a hand-carved or painted jack-o-lantern. I find it it best to prop the focal point up in the arrangement so that the florals can enhance the design rather than overshadow it.  You can also pull in some fall foliage from outside like leaves and twigs to help bring the design together.  Give it a try, it is fun and will have people smiling at laughing at this happy holiday!

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Texturize Your Bouquets!

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When I get my haircut my stylist likes to texturize my hair to give it some shape and pizzazz!  It is the same thing here at the store when we make a floral bouquet.  The design would look flat and uninteresting if the design included only one type flower.  Sometimes a simple design of singular blossoms may serve a purpose like at a gathering where there are multiple containers filled with like minded blooms.  When creating a design for a gift or especially a sympathy piece different types of flowers that have varying shapes and “coarseness” help add feeling to the design.  We also like to include at least 2 different types of greenery that are different in style.  For example a flat fern with a wispy fern, helps add character.  During the fall it is especially easy to add texture with fall foliage like leafs, cattails, wheat, and broom- grass.  Some people like bows and other just want it all about the flowers.  When we add a bow we try not to make it too overwhelming because we don’t want the piece to be about the bow, but about the over all Floral Arrangement and the buds incorporated.  So next time you try to create your own design incorporate all kinds of fresh foliage you can find around your yard or in local floral shop and see your design come to life!

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