Nothing says I am dreaming of warm weather than a fresh flower lei. Soon warmer temps will be here, so get prepared on the method. Flower leis are not just for Hawaii! People wear them at their local luau’s, graduations, weddings and many events. These little beauties can be quite time consuming because each flower is thread in. When we have prepared them, we take a long needle with thread and create the garland like you would a popcorn garland for your Christmas Tree. Traditionally leis are made of orchids and similar tropical flowers. But you can create a lei with any flower buds that are delicate. I would not suggest large or heavy flowers because you want it to be comfortable around your neck and not be too heavy. When threading your buds be sure to thread were the bud has some substance so it will old onto the tread or line sufficiently. The below pictured lei is a mixture of vibrant colors, but you could do all white or perhaps something patriotic like red/white and blue. Whatever the event, this is a fun option over the standard corsage. So get your thread out and start dreaming of summertime and gatherings that you can wear this conversation adornment to.
Valentine’s Day 2021 means 21 Valentine’s Days at The Flower Shop for this Florists. This year we were once again tasked with the process of creating special arrangements for our Local Clientele. Many Florists depend on wire service to create their features, but we found many years ago that people in our county like our designs better and they are more affordable for everyone. This year’s premium bouquet is in a keepsake long container that says love on it. My vision was for a cute design that looked like a little plush bear was sitting in the middle of a garden. To create the base of the garden we used mixed greenery to include flat fern, seeded eucalyptus and colored wax flower. This container has 3 compartments, so the middle one is on dry foam and the two ends are on wet foam. We decided to leave the plush in the box because it say “Happy Valentine’s Day” on it and it may help protect the plush from moisture. For fresh product we used spray roses, daisies, alstromeria, mini gerbera, pom poms and carnations. Weaved inside is some fun wired Valentine garland and the edge of the arrangement is topped with a natural burlap bow featuring glittery hearts. This Valentine Bouquet is perfect for the Sweetie that loves both Love and Cuddles! See your local Florists for their specialties. Nothing says romance like glitter and fresh flowers.