Monthly Archives: March 2014

Best Bouquets + The Arm

A while back a reader jokingly told me I should write a post about “the arm”. You know, the one that mysteriously appears all around the world and holds a bouquet for the camera? We have no idea who the arm belongs to, but I’ve noticed something. The arm holds some of the most beautiful bouquets I’ve ever seen. Makes me wonder if the arm has standards…

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Jo Flowers

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Bows and Arrows

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Jo Flowers

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Sullivan Owen

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Amanda Taffinder Flowers

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Bows and Arrows

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Thistle and Honey

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Natalie Bowen Designs

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Springwell Gardens

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Epoch Floral

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Fat Cat Flowers

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Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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The Blue Carrot

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Bows and Arrows

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The Blue Carrot

Happy Monday!

Succulent Saturday

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Lila B.

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The Moss & Rose

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Stems and The Nichols Photography

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Articulture Designs and Cory Ryan Photography

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Aileen Tran and Joseph Matthew Photography

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Blood &Champagne

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Floral Verde

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Oasis Plants

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Bella Flora and Jenna Walker Photography

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Denise Fasanello and Tory Williams Photography

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Our Labor of Love by Heidi

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Entwined Design and Amanda Bevington Modern Photography

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Petals, Ink.

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Epoch Floral

Happy Weekend!

Flowers For Your Head

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Floressence and Karen Obrist Photography

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Calie Rose and Kristina Curtis Photography

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Celadon & Celery and Ann Street Studio

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Maxit Flower Design and Ulrich G. Von Dran Photography

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Floressence and Laurel McConnell Photography

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Bare Root Flora and Ashley Sawtelle Photography

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Affair with George

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Love ‘n Fresh Flowers and Love Me Do Photography

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The Florista and Three Irish Girls Photography

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Flowers by Bornay

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Flower Afternoon and Camilla Binks Photography

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Liz Rusnac Floral Design and Spotted:Stills Photography

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Holly Heider Chapple Flowers and Anne Robert Photography

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Cori Cook Floral Design and Michele Hart Photography

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Adrianne Smith Floral Design and Jen Wojcik Photography

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Ponderosa & Thyme and Donny Zavala Photography

Have a terrific weekend!

Flower Workshop In Beautiful Boone, North Carolina


  Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers and Heather Payne of Heather Payne Photography reached out to me with an invitation for my readers to come create with them in person in the beautiful mountains of Boone, Carolina.  Kelly studied to be a teacher in college and this workshop brings together three
things she is very passionate about — flowers, people and education.


During the flower workshop on May 18th-20th, attendees will sample hundreds of spring flowers and get hands-on instruction in building arrangements and perfecting them for the camera.  Students will create individual pieces that will be shot by Heather on film for personal portfolios and the class will
come together as “Team Flower” to create a stunning group editorial piece! Kelly has also booked some amazing guest speakers who will share apps to help you maximize your business, wardrobe essentials for the modern florist, tips on styling to sell and getting your work published, and quick culinary delights for the times you’re so busy petal pushing that you don’t have time to eat!


I love that Kelly has planned a thoughtful, inclusive workshop that will teach students
practical floral design skills and keys to building a strong business. Hope you’ll consider taking advantage of this opportunity. There are only a few seats left! Learn more about the itinerary by visiting or email Kelly directly at to reserve your space.  Please inquire by April 1st!

Flower Workshop Flyer

Floral Tie Backs

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Lovely Little Details and Jessica Burke Photography

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Stems and Jenny Futography

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Sweet Pea & Petunia

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Tantawan Bloom

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Merveille and Jerry Hayes Photography and Townsley Designs

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Scarlett & Grace and Lixxim Photography

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Art with Nature and Chris and Kristen Photography

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Sapphire Events New Orleans and Fine Art Exposure

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Karen Tran and The Youngrens Photography

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Oak and the Owl and Paul F. Gero Photography

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Events in Bloom and Chris Bailey Photography

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Sebesta Design

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Designs by Hemingway

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Kehoe Designs

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Flowerbazar and Mary Moon Photography

Happy Thursday!