Monthly Archives: September 2012

Color Inspiration: Coral Love

Because so many of you have voiced your love of all things coral…

11 flourish designs

image via Flourish Designs and Allison Stahl Studio

11 mckenzie powell

image via McKenzie Powell 

9-24-11 Lesley and Matt Wedding
Chicago, IL

©2011 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

Photo credit required for all public use
©2011 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

image via Fleur 

101 sweet ad saucy

image via Sweet and Saucy 

8034_430669793639504_236966185_n kale bouquet au courant

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533265_430669860306164_583381250_n au courant

images above via Au Courant 

156533_356327324450475_1703306933_n the blue carrot

image via The Blue Carrot

248900_213706445335777_5735652_n jay archer floral design

image via Jay Archer Floral Design 

296613_10150428394565739_210152661_n shawna yamamoto event design

image via Shawna Yamamoto Event Design

308817_286981571318489_115915148425133_1426287_1170099814_n  kari renee photography

image via Kari Renee Photography (**who designed these bouquets?)

388075_328550997239827_1777917725_n fancy fray

image via Fancy Fray

423710_494861820526277_1093100850_n clare day flowers

image via Clare Day Flowers 

427001_355668131175671_1222296998_n hacman floral and lidia codrean photo

image via Hacman Floral and Lidia Codrean Photography

548894_328551067239820_2146514399_n modern day floral

image via Modern Day Floral

582478_10151246123975522_1723983983_n bows and arrows

image via Bows and Arrows 

ACF13C2 our labor of love by heidid

image via Our Labor of Love by Heidi 

coral-peony-antique-hydrangea-bow-bouquets alea moore photo and boukates

image via Boukates and Alea Moore Photography 


image via Kat Flower 

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image via Lane Dittoe

Happy Monday!

Amaranthus: Tassels or Hanging (AKA Love-Lies-Bleeding)

Get it now…

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…at San Francisco Flower Mart


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image via Pixie’s Petals 

0028 flourishdesigns dot com

image via Flourish Designs

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image via Ariel Dearie Flowers 

166491_10150126111611422_111739501421_8126380_4660662_n  datura

image via Datura 

207169_140207559386024_2083500_n visual lyrics floral artistry

image via Visual Lyrics Floral Artistry 

258522_10150200966487721_187276107720_7414568_6448279_o flourish designs

image via Flourish Designs and Sarah Maren Photographers

295933_10150403085475498_835387617_n lush couture floral design and dorothy gautreaux photo image via Lush Couture Floral

298385_10150402976887813_137899422812_10070093_320944018_n peony & plum

image via Peony & Plum 

401473_290811934317397_156574431074482_804582_85871207_n loras wedding flowers aka sophticated floral

image via Sophisticated Floral Designs and Heather Fitch Photography

425956_289877167750000_152316451506073_770116_851152159_n bloomsberry floral portland

image via Bloomsberry Floral 

580072_488589037820222_112045666_n clare day flowers

image via Clare Day Flowers 


image via Sweet Pea Flowers

auntjudy studio 3 floral design blogspot

image via Studio 3 Floral Design 

birch_container-1 botanica

image via Botanica 

DSC_0450  blossom sweet

image via Blossom Sweet 

DSC_0491 white lilac inc

image via White Lilac Inc.

DSC05994 bella flora

image via Bella Flora

editedIMG_75661(pp_w639_h958)v floret cadet 

image via Floret Cadet 


Now, I know we’ve all seen the red and the green hanging amaranthus, but have you seen bleached amaranthus? I love it in this bouquet…

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image via Flora Fetish


Care Instructions (according to Florists’ Review):

Cut the stems at an angle and dip or place them in a hydration solution. Following that, place them into a clean bucket containing several inches of properly prepared solution of cut flower food. Allow stems to condition, preferably in the cooler, for one to two hours before using them in designs. For longest life, store in a 34 F to 38 F cooler. When properly cared for, Amaranthus should last for 7 to 10 days. Amaranthus can be used in vase or foam designs.


Happy Thursday!

Working Designer Wednesday

Goodies for you, my flower friends…

1. A few outdoor spaces I love…

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image via My French Country Home

228489_454450421243891_801347679_n francoise

533435_3459119111402_1073613520_3134399_1942603774_n francoise weeks

images above via Francoise Weeks 

548370_422481751112470_264044300289550_1625585_664714434_n the succulent perch

image via The Succulent Perch

5847223605_19432a494b_b[1]_thumb[1] thhings that inspire blog

5742167889_3fcf31a0bd_b[1]_thumb[1] things that inspire

images above via Things that Inspire

Brackpool4 desire to inspire

image via Desire to Inspire

classy-roof-top-garden-630x472  interior arcade dot com

image via Interior Arcade

2. Dahlias as big as your head…literally…

226387_414564605258361_1683408329_n home grown dahlias from The Traditional Flower Company

image via The Traditional Flower Company

…and a dinner plate dahlia…

dahlia dinner plate543719_10151144813024336_1168606241_n blossom sweet

image via Blossom Sweet 

3. Gorgeous flowers and foliage…

205318_193343687460496_1999390157_n floret  flower farmforget me nots

Forget Me Nots from Floret Flower Farm

271150_10151151993242200_490163421_n florabundance California grown antique hydrangea

Hydrangeas from Florabundance

406282_444685768896818_238726859_n love n fresh

Lisianthus from Love ‘n Fresh Flowers 

406282_444685775563484_448005514_n love n fresh

Scabiosa Pods from Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

545138_193002907494574_514680366_n chocolate scented geranium floret flower farm

Chocolate Scented Geranium from Floret Flower Farm

552808_10150863441603059_1988242014_n new variety disbud chrysanthemum

Disbud Chrysanthemum from Zinnia Floral Designs 

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Poppy Pods from Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

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Bells of Ireland from Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

4. Creative labeling…

293379_405109756204775_870754610_n the flower mill draycott uk

image via The Flower Mill

523362_520118971335160_1894501226_n rebecca shepherd floral design

image via Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design 

582188_451148228250572_168651434_n love n fresh

image via Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

Blue Sky Photography - Planet Flowers - Glenbervie House (2)

image via Planet Flowers and Blue Sky Photography

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image via Art with Nature 

5. Designers to watch…

533738_571232220482_149119250_n angie strange from Posh radiant squares

Angie @ Posh Floral Designs

about-aly Aly at The vine's leaf

Aly @ The Vine’s Leaf

contact leigh anne landman at the floral lab

Leigh Ann @ The Floral Lab

Happy Wednesday!

Flowers For Your Head & Hair

2 sarah winward

image via Honey of a Thousand Flowers 

35514_332334993498424_1380250149_n sophisticated floral designs

image via Sophisticated Floral Designs 

252278_429700930395302_1309161844_n love n fresh

image via Love ‘n Fresh Flowers 

282181_202410149807762_7906347_n fox and rabbit au and nectarine photo

image via Fox and Rabbit and Nectarine Photography

292485_10151114243981768_959600044_n julia rose

image via Wedding Flowers by Julia Rose

381275_401026346630254_1658053955_n true florette floral design

image via True Florette Floral Design 

388035_338619482887926_1009423793_n the blue carrot

image via The Blue Carrot 

392419_409344539097608_107142992651099_1255001_167955250_n love  n fresh

image via Love ‘n Fresh Flowers 

487688_10150891302680957_1182476363_n flora bella and louisa marion photo

image via Flora Bella and Louisa Marion Photography

528338_386636564733040_612110720_n holly chapple

image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

551660_10151129025101768_278663684_n julia rose

image via Wedding Flowers by Julia Rose

Floral Crown Hair Flowers Detroit Michigan Sweet Pea floral design weddings chelsea brown photo

image via Sweet Pea Floral Design and Chelsea Brown Photography

IMG_2611  jay archer floral design

image via Jay Archer Floral Design

IMG_6436 flora fauna

image via Flora Fauna

MFGLavenderHeadband the monkey flower group

image via The Monkey Flower Group

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image via Alluring Blooms and Green Paint Photography

Happy Tuesday!