Monthly Archives: March 2010

For All You Orchid Lovers…

Which is your favorite?

006 Mi Belle Inc. wedding photography…dainty golden Oncidiums float amongst roses and dahlias…and I spy one more orchid in there…

image via Mi Belle Inc. Wedding Photography

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…lime Cymbidiums with contrasting throats in a monochromatic bouquet…

image via Just Bloomed

12 Jl Designs 1 …boldly colored and patterned Phalaenopsis (moth) orchids add a little more fun to a sassy bouquet…

image via JL Designs

bella flora dallas…vivid blue-purple speckled Vandas are just one orchid variety in this lovely bouquet…

image via Bella Flora 

bouquet-rustic-lg-3 mondo floral designs au…chocolate cymbidiums…unusual and sophisticated…

image via Mondo Floral Designs 

dana_keith_wedding_trentadue_winery_034 Meg Perotti…pure white Phalaenopsis orchids in a sea of blue…

image via Meg Perotti Photography

So glad to be back after a wonderful Spring Break at the lake. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Favorite Cake Flowers

24 JL Designsimage via JL Designs

029 Mi Belle Inc Photographyimage via Mi Belle Inc. Photography

  038 meg perotti image via Meg Perotti Photography

3346442790_e1771e57a8_o bonnie tsangimage via Bonnie Tsang Photography

3649777240_5fe910e6c5_o caroline tranimage via Caroline Tran Photography

aaron_barbara-00144 Sweet and Saucy The treasured petal blogimage via Sweet and Saucy Shop and The Treasured Petal

cake-katieandjohn-blogs-IMG_1332 lane dittoe   image via Lane Dittoe

cakeofweek22 bv weddings.com blogimage via Bellissima Vita and Brunk Photography

cakes otto schulzeimage via Otto Shulze Photographers

IMG_2311 hidden gardenimage via Hidden Garden

julie53 Meg Smithimage via Meg Smith Photography

Some gorgeous cakes…anyone have a favorite?

I’m signing off for a few days to enjoy Spring Break with the kids. Hope you all have a great week! I look forward to meeting you back here next week with more flowers…

 

 

The Antique Rose Emporium

I had the chance to make a quick trip over to The Antique Rose Emporium yesterday…

2010 03 15 001 edit …love the chapel…

2010 03 15 002…wish this was my weekend house…

2010 03 15 010…could smell the sweet fragrance of this tree long before I saw it…

2010 03 15 009 edit…no wonder there were hundreds of bees hanging around the blooms…  

2010 03 15 011 edit…love the vivid magenta against the blue sky …assuming it’s a fruit tree…

2010 03 15 014  …anyone recognize the blooms?

2010 03 15 017 edit…love the manicured shape of these shrubs…wait till you see how tall they are…

2010 03 15 018 edit…taller than an old pier and beam farmhouse…kudos to the gardener who climbs to the top and creates these amazing sculptures…

2010 03 15 029…last year when I saw these steel structures, I wondered what they would be used for…

2010 03 15 027 edit…they make a living canopy of climbing roses…

2010 03 15 032 edit   …fell in love with this vine climbing on a porch railing…anyone know the name?

2010 03 15 033 edit…Texas Mountain Laurel…smells like grape kool-aid…

2010 03 15 038 edit…”succulent” candles in the gift shop…

2010 03 15 040 edit…always been impressed with this structure…made entirely of clay pots…

2010 03 15 043 edit…the Tin Man keeps watches over the Yellow Brick Road in the children’s garden…

2010 03 15 044 edit…paused to admire a Redbud on the way back to the car…

You might notice that I didn’t take any pictures of roses at The Rose Emporium…weird, I know, but they really aren’t blooming yet…we’ll make another trip to see the roses, larkspur and poppies!

So glad you stopped by today! Have a great Tuesday…