Monthly Archives: September 2009

Giving Alstromeria a Chance…

…’Cool Water’ roses and alstromeria in a gift box ready for delivery…

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…this is one of only two times I can ever remember using alstromeria in an arrangement…removing all the foliage and using tight blooms gave it a slightly  different look which made it a bit more appealing, but I’m still not a huge fan…still, I feel obligated to give every flower a chance!

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Here’s the other time I used it…alstromeria with a cuff of ti leaves hand-tied with a jute wrap…

I suppose I’m not crazy about this flower because it seems overused, but it has some great qualities. Alstromeria has a long vase life, comes in a large array of colors and is very inexpensive.

Ok, who loves this flower and is a little upset with me for being negative about it? Just trying to be real…

Snow White Phalaenopsis Orchids

I have never seen a more striking use of Phalaenopsis orchids than at this wedding reception designed by Robbie Honey…breathtaking!

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…can’t help but notice the beautiful draping and white flooring in the reception tent…

Have a great weekend and I’ll meet you here on Monday with more flowers. Something you’d like me to cover in a post? I’d love your thoughts and comments…

 

Sunflowers

Sunflowers just make you smile…

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…doesn’t get any simpler than this!

Couple of notes on sunflowers: If you buy sunflowers when the flower is fully open, but the center disc is tight and not showing any pollen, they should last 6 to 12 days.The sunflowers above are several days old and the centers are beginning to open. Recutting the stems and changing the vase water every other day will help extend the life of the arrangement. One more thing…I always use a floral preservative in the water.

Hey, it’s Friday! Hope you all have a great weekend.