Posted August 26th, 2011 by amy
Summer is awesome! The beach, the sun, the yummy ice cream, and beautiful summer flowers!!! The stems are hardy and the petals are healthier because of all the sunshine! This week, the flowers popping in our cooler are viburnum berries, fun zinnia, vibrant dahlia, golden cymbidium, and sassy celosia.
Isn’t this an interesting and whimsical arrangement designed with burgundy calla lily, pink celosica, raspberry roses, super green hydrangea, magenta phalaenopsis orchids, and viburnum berries?
Feeling super accomplished and productive! I love summer and enjoy every single moment of designing.
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Posted August 23rd, 2011 by amy
Acidanthea is also known as “peacock flower” from the Gladiolus specious.
Vase life: 5- 7 days
Floral arrangement style: English garden or by itself.
To make your kitchen counter or bathroom counter area elegant and fragrant, decorate the space with acidanthea in clear bud vases.
Acidanthea can be also designed in a structural and modern design:
Acidanthea also looks beautiful as the accent flowers in a lush and full arrangement:
Nothing beats the smell of these fragrant flowers so come and visit them at our new studio on 415 Industrial Ave. We would love to show you our fresh Acidanthea this week!
Posted August 22nd, 2011 by nicola
So up until recently I was convinced I was a terrible gardener. You know when you just have a preconceived notion about yourself, created from some long ago incident that has always stuck with you and you’ve never bothered to see if it really is in fact true. Well this is what happened to me with gardening. I killed a few plants and I was sure it was my horrid gardening skills, my thumb was an indelible shade of black, and that I was never going to be able to keep something alive. I mean I was a nanny in my past, so I am trusted with children, just not a house plants. But then succulents came into my life.
We got a shipment of these lovely little desert plants around Christmas time last year and I immediately fell in love with them. We potted them in adorable little containers and adorned then with little touches for the holiday season. They are perfect for potting in any kind of lovely dish or container you so desire. I was coveting a particularly cute one but was just SURE I would kill the poor thing. Amy, who is always encouraging us to just go for it, convinced me to take one home and see what might happen. The beauty of the succulent plant is that they are desert plants so they requite very little water. This was a big plus for me, my main problem was that I could never be bothered to remember to water my plants, which is probably why they inevitably kicked the bucket. But these little guys are so cute you can’t help but want to care for them, they are like the puppies of the plant world.
So I took my little echeveria plant home and hoped for the best. And guess what?? I still have it! He grew a little tall so I have cut it down, put it in water and am re-rooting it. That’s right I said re-rooting, pretty impressive gardening stuff right? So it turns out I am not a horrible gardener, my confidence was just lacking, and it took these precious little plants to restore it. I have expanded my collection and have a delightful antique dish of them.
I am now even growing a window sill full of herbs, and they are thriving. It’s so nice to have fresh basil to throw into my cooking! I just mosey over to my window and snip a few leaves anytime I need them, what a concept!
So if you think you are a horrid gardener like I did, maybe you just need to pick up a succulent and give it another shot! And if you think you are horrible at anything else in life maybe you need to give that another shot too!
Posted August 1st, 2011 by Caley
The Law Courts in downtown Vancouver was a perfect setting for this elegant black and white themed wedding. The table centerpieces were designed with beautiful white hydrangea, succulents and horsetail.
The bridal bouquet was an all white design consisting of white lisanthus, white roses and white hydrangea wrapped in a black ribbon.
While The groom and bridal party wore modern succulent boutonnieres…
A big congrats to Megan and Navshin!