Archive for May, 2010

Bud of the Day

Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Love, the flower girls

"Friday's Child," Photo Credit: Alicia Bock


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Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere: California Flower Girls

While browsing through some weddings online, I came upon this shot of the cutest flower girls I think I’ve ever seen. After starring in a wedding this month at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, these two ballerina flower girls have stolen the hearts of all of us at flower. How adorable!

via Paul Von Rieter

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Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere: A flower Girl Travels Across the Pond

Written by: Katherine Perry, flower intern

“April showers bring May flowers” –This timeless phrase rang true during a recent trip across the pond.  While traveling in the United Kingdom, I was struck by the abundance of flower boxes, topiaries and vines—beautifying buildings ranging from centuries-old chapels, to the pub around the corner.  The arrangements of flowers and plants on each street and site are as varied as the architecture and spirit of the U.K., a modern country steeped in rich history.

A wall of wisteria clings to the side of a university in Cambridge

Flowers dance along the River Cam

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flower Finds: Simply Bloom Photography

One of the perks of keeping up a blog for your job is that you get to spend time perusing other blogs to see what people are doing and what’s inspiring in the flower world. Today I stumbled upon Simply Bloom Photography in a wedding featured on Style Me Pretty and instantly fell in love with the romantic beauty captured in their work. Of course, since most of the floral shots are in the context of weddings, the florists are from all over. You can click through Simply Bloom’s website for hours– not that I did so during the work day, of course. I’m just saying one could.

via Simply Bloom Photography

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Bud of the Day

Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn’t room for any other thought….
–   Sophie Scholl

Photo Credit: Virginia Scruggs

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Floral Fashion Friday

Because you can’t get much cuter than this happy tote.

mar y sol Guadeloupe tote, $89

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Petal Pointer: Keep It Clean!

Cleanup is always the least entertaining facet of entertaining; after enjoying the happy bustle of a dinner party, just the thought of washing pots and pans can be exhausting.  Similarly, when an arrangement begins to wilt it can be tempting to toss the old water, give the vase a quick rinse, and call it a day. It’s a small thing, but properly cleaning your containers after each use helps your future floral designs enjoy a longer life. Rather than merely rinsing your vases out with cool water after they’ve been used, ensure that any grime left over from standing water is removed with hot, sudsy water. You can be assured that this simple step will prevent bacteria from harming future thirsty stems, resulting in a longer vase life for your blooms.

Photo Credit: Liesa Cole

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