Monthly Archives: December 2012

Touch Of Gold

If you asked anyone who knows me well, they would tell you I am definitely a SILVER girl…and definitely NOT a gold girl. But, I swear these designers just might succeed in converting me with designs like the ones in this post…

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image via Pixies Petals and Candice Benjamin Photography

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image via Studio Fleurette and Canary Grey Photography

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image via Bows and Arrows 

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image via Honey of a Thousand Flowers

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image via Lush Couture Floral 

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image via Primary Petals and Jose Villa Photography 

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image via The Cake that Ate Paris

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image via Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design 

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image via Karen Tran and Darin Fong Photography 

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image via Fleurology 

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image via Passionflower and Nicole Haley Photography

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image via Bella Flora

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image via Bloom by Anuschka 

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image via Art with Nature and Jill Thomas Photography

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers 

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image via White Lilac Inc.

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image via Honey and Poppies 

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image via Entwined Design 

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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image via Heavenly Blooms and Jasmine Star Photography 

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image via Posh Floral Designs and Kelsey Foster Photography

How do you feel about gold? Aren’t these designs amazing?!

Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: Session 14

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The Question:

Name your favorite variety of orange rose, spray rose, bicolor/specialty rose, garden rose and lavender rose.


From Sarah Winward (Honey of a Thousand Flowers):

Orange rose – Never used one, but I like lots of peachy oranges like the Campanella

Spray rose – Majolica

Bicolor/Specialty Rose – Eden Romantica, not sure if it is technically bicolor?

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Garden rose – I use mostly garden roses, a favorite is Romantic Antique


Lavender rose – Amnesia


From Elisabeth Zemetis (Blush Floral Design):

Orange rose – Voodoo

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Spray rose – Antique Lavender Spray Roses

Bicolor/Specialty Rose – Orange Sunset

Garden rose – Juliet

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Lavender rose – Amnesia or Faith (pictured below)

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From Kristy Marek (Imbue Weddings):

Orange rose – Cumbia


Spray rose – Jana

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Bicolor/Specialty rose – Fiesta


Garden rose – In Australia we either get hot house roses or David Austins and that’s it.  And unless you know your roses David Austins are simply categorized by colour and not by variety.

Lavender rose – Memory Lane



From Alicia Scwede (Bella Fiori and Flirty Fleurs)

Orange rose – Enya

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Spray rose – Mambo spray rose


Bicolor/Specialty Rose – Hocus Pocus

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Garden rose – Yves Piaget


Lavender rose – Sterling Silver


From Nick Priestly (Mood Flowers)

Orange rose – Cherry Brandy


Spray rose – Piano Freidland

Bicolor/Specialty Rose – Dolce Vita

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Garden rose – David Austin ‘Kate’

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Lavender rose – Pacific Blue


From Holly Chapple (Holly Heider Chapple Flowers)

Orange rose –Free Spirit


Spray rose- Porcelena

Bicolor/Specialty rose – Deep Rose

Garden rose – Peach Juliet

Lavender rose – Amnesia



From Emelie Ekborg (Svenska Blomsterbloggar)

Orange rose — I hardly use any orange roses, so I change orange to peach – Peach Avalanche (below), Juliet

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Spray rose – Bombastic

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Bicolor/Specialty Rose – Cherry Brandy

Garden rose – all the David Austin, such as Kiera, Juliet, Patience, Darcey (pictured below)

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Lavender rose – Ocean Song

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From Laetitia Mayor (Floresie)

Orange rose – Free Spirit

Spray rose – Mimi Eden

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Bicolor/Specialty Rose – Sweetberry

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Garden rose – Madame Alfred Carrière

Lavender rose – Silverstone



Thanks so much to our panel…I found some new roses through this post! Anyone else see a favorite on this list or discover a new variety?

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday…


images via:

Eden Romantica (Hilverda De Boer)

Voodoo (Wikipedia)

Memory Lane & Amnesia (The Wedding if my Dreams)

Enya (Flirty Fleurs)

Dolce Vita & Peach Avalance (Florabundance)

Bombastic (Interplant Roses)

Mimi Eden (Whole Blossoms)

Jana (

all others (Sierra Flower Finder)



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image via Just Bloomed 

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image via Art with Nature and Studio EMP 

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image via Sasha Souza

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image via Flora Organica Designs 

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image via The Arrangement Company

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image via The Cutting Garden and Gia Canali Photography

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image via h.bloom

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image via Courtenay Lambert Florals

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image via Beautiful Blooms Events 

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image via Quatre Coeur 

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image via La Partie Events 

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image via Fleurology 

Happy Monday!