Monthly Archives: June 2014

Best Bouquets + The Arm: Part 3

Time for another installment of what has evolved from a lighthearted post to make you smile to a solid Botanical Brouhaha favorite feature!

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Sweet Woodruff

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Amanda Taffinder Flowers

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Three Sisters

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Fat Cat Flowers

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Passionflower (“this is one tired but happy arm”)

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Stacy K Floral

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Isibeal Studio

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Blush and Bloom

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Glorious Twelve

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Holly Heider Chapple Flowers and Abby Jiu Photography

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 Bows and Arrows

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Fern Studio Floral & Event Design

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Sullivan Owen

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On a Limb Floral Studio

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Root 75 and Studio Castillero

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Hey look…this one has TWO arms!

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Blush & Bloom

Happy Monday!


I think of the poppy as the floral equivalent to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

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Flowers by Bornay

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Nature Composed

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Ellen Seagraves Chic Florals

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Bows and Arrows

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Dandelion & Grey


Blush Flowers

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The Blue Carrot

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Flower Talk and Jemma Keech Photography

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Exquisite Designs

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Primary Petals and Ariane Moshayedi Photography

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Christopher Flowers and Barbie Hull Photography

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Ipomea Floral Design and Kina Wicks Photography

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Sullivan Owen

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Flora Bella

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Primary Petals and Ariane Moshayedi Photography

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Bows and Arrows

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Petals, Ink.

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Have a happy weekend!

For the Ring Bearer

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La Petite Fleur

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Melanie Benson Floral and Azzura Photography

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 Planet Flowers

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Chestnut & Vine

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Hothouse Design Studio and Tiffany Hughes Photography

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La Petite Fleur

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Flora Organica Designs

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Holly Heider Chapple Flowers and Eli Turner Photography

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Lauryl Lane and Stephanie Williams Photography

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Natalie Galasso Designs

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Seed Floral

Happy Thursday!

Working Designer Wednesday

So excited…today we have a unique opportunity to follow Nick Priestly (Mood Flowers) for a day as he executes a large installation on the east coast of Scotland!

From Nick:

On Sunday I travelled to the east coast of Scotland to work on a mammoth design for a client who was hosting their European customers over the course of five days at the beautiful Gosford House. My brief was to create a contemporary design in eye catching purple that would look perfect for five days.

Photo 1

Our vanda orchids from the incredible Dutch grower Anco pure Vanda arrived at my studio via our wholesaler Fleurametz.

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I arrived at Gosford House to meet my giant urn for the first time. Our client had emailed the dimensions to me. Diameter of 180cm.

Photo 3

I cleared out the original planting and placed 4 jumbo wet oasis blocks and one 40cm ball on top secured with chicken wire.

Photo 4

I started to green up using Aralia leaves on the edge and soft ruskus and cocculus.

Photo 5

Work on the design continued. The orchids were prepared by cutting the stem in half and inserting into 50cm orchid tubes.

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Almost there!

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The design was completed after two and a half hours. A total of 1,000 vanda orchid heads were used.

Photo 8

Finished design

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Close up

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I also created two smaller versions in the grand hallway – not a bad looking workplace for the day!

Read more about Nick Priestly here.

Thank you , Nick!

Rustic Charm

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Oak and the Owl and Carmen Santorelli Fine Art Photography

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Oleander and Lauren Fair Photography

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Color My World and Ariel Renae Photography

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Forage For

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Lush Couture Floral Design

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Tami Winn Events

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The Cutting Garden and Ash Imagery

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Planet Flowers

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Tamara Menges Designs and Archetype

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La Tee Da Flowers

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Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

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Flora Fauna

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Salt Harbor Designs and Millie Holloman Photography

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Oak and the Owl

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Krista Jon

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A Garden Party and Rachel Pearlman Photography

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Renny & Reed

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Mondo Floral Design and Karen Buckle Photography

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Sullivan Owen

Happy Tuesday!