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All You Need to Create the It-Flower Arrangement of the Season - Architectural DigestMonday, May 07, 2018
The moment’s most modern ceramicists and sculptors are carving and casting vases in every imaginable shape, with openings just large enough to hold one freshly cut flower. One might call them bud vases if they didn’t feel like a new category altogether.“My fritillaria are just blooming,” says storied ceramic artist Frances Palmer over the phone, taking a break from unpacking dahlia tubers to admire the oxblood and white petals hanging in her Connecticut garden like checkered bells. For these early spring blooms, she designed a white bottleneck container with a neck so long and narrow that it can support the height and weight of a single, solitary stunner. “Sometimes the single bloom is just so incredibly exquisite. People always gravitate toward a big [arrangement], but I like it when you can revel in the beauty of the color and shape of just one flower,” she says. Frances has been known to place a sole fragrant sweet pea, lily, or rose on bedside tables and bathroom counters, and has lined entire dining tables with single stems standing side...
The New Wave in Floral Arrangements - New York TimesTuesday, September 26, 2017
Isa Isa. Indeed, air and space play as prominent a role as flora in Moreno-Bunge’s bouquets, which often consist of a spare amount of willowy blooms: Queen Anne’s lace, love-in-a-mist and pampas grass, all precisely anchored in a flower frog concealed by a squat vase, their needle-thin stems largely exposed. She looks to the abstract, highly saturated work of nonagenarian Lebanon-born painter and poet Etel Adnan. ‘‘I relate to her use of color, but I’m most inspired by her devotion. She painted the same mountain in Northern California for almost 20 years,’’ says Moreno-Bunge, who discovered Adnan’s work last year during an artist residency in Sicily.Ariel Dearie’s arrangements, on the other hand, appear to be avant-garde, but actually find their origins in the still lifes of the French 19th-century painter Henri Fantin-Latour. Working between her barn in Germantown, N.Y., and her Manhattan studio, Dearie doesn’t simply arrange flowers, she sets scenes — a meticulously composed bouquet of fire-colored dahlias and verdant oak-leaf branches bristling with acorns is accompanied by a stray nut placed a few inches away. The result feels organic but also powerfully cinematic. ‘‘The Dutch were incredible, but I favor Fantin-Latour’s floral still lifes because of the subtlety of their palettes,’’ says the 34-year-old Dearie, who is known for creating multifloral arrangements in a single shade and incorporating elements such as pheasant feathers or pomegranates into her work for added drama. ‘‘I like my pieces to extend well beyond the vase, like stray buds and vines that seemed to have grown or fallen to the floor,’’ she says. ‘‘I have always imagined my arrangements occupying a canvas.’’...
Wild & Whimsical Blooms: Top Cut Flower Trends for Summer 2017 - Luxury LondonTuesday, August 15, 2017
Last year, Pierce was commissioned by Gazelli House, the South Kensington cult spa and members’ club, to make a 1.5-metre tall arrangement from pampas grasses and ethically sourced white peacock feathers. Since then, similar installations have been sought after by her clients to use as an impressive focal point on mantelpieces at home.This shift towards extravagance and opulence can be found elsewhere. Long established florist Pulbrook and Gould offers a ‘by appointment’ design service from its Battersea showroom (the main shop is in on South Audley Street).“Many of our clients travel a lot and to keep fresh flowers is expensive,” explains artistic director Harald Altmaier. “We go in and dress their houses, perhaps with silk flowers, which have become much more popular over the past few years, or large displays of textured arrangements: sculptural twisted goat horns in Italian leather containers, a bowl of chilli peppers or a bundle of gold leaf bamboo that makes a statement in the entrance hall. It makes the house feel loved and uplifted.”London’s passion for blooms has led some companies to dedicate bouquets to specific areas. Both Wild Things and Paul Thomas Flowers (the latter supplies the likes of The Ritz London, Sotheby’s and Fortnum & Mason), for example, have Mayfair collections. Paul Thomas has a range of hand-tied bouquets named after a street or landmark: The Albany, for instance, is a classic combination that includes scented freesias, dahlias and summer phlox; while The Burlington is an all-pink arrangement of hydrangeas, roses and lisianthus.This is part of another growing trend for arrangements with only one type of flower. “I tend to use lots of the same sort of flower, such as a single mass of peonies,” says Ellie Hartley, who has been the resident florist at Brown’s Hotel since 2010. Last year, she opened her eponymous shop on Dover Street.“All flowers have a different life span so it makes sense to create bouquets where they all live for roughly the same amount of time.” ‘Single varietal bunches’ are also the mainstay of Flowerbx, the online flower delivery service that revolutionised the industry when it launched in 2015.“After 19 years of working for Tom Ford, I found that all the fashionable people, from Karl Lagerfeld to Miuccia Prada, were sending single stem bunches of flowers,” recalls co-founder Whitney Bromberg Hawkings, who sources all the flowers from auctions in Holland.“Also, when I was buying flowers for my own house, I was looking for stems that I could arrange myself, rather than a traditional bouque... http://www.luxurylondon.co.uk/article/wild-whimsical-blooms-top-flower-trends-summer-2017
Flowers Vasette make floral arrangements inspired by Van Gogh paintings - Domain NewsTuesday, June 27, 2017
Vase with honesty, 1884–85, oil on canvas“This is lovely. We used honesty (a very old-fashioned flower that grows wild in gardens in a cold, temperate climate) and a little bit of pampas grass, and that was to represent winter. A lot of flowers that are pale don’t require a lot of sun, which is why they thrive in cooler climates. Pampas grass was quite famous in Parisian circles in the 1800s, when Van Gogh was painting, and it has had a resurgence. We use it in a lot of work, now. It is quite grand and opulent.”Van Gogh and the Seasons at NGV until July 9, part of the 2017 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.This week in prestigeDomain Home Price GuideFind out what your property's worthFind out now!...
Slow flower movement blooming in Ontario - Toronto StarTuesday, May 23, 2017
With vibrant buttercups and snapdragons bunched together with mint, pampas grass and branches poking through, Jennifer Fowlow’s bouquets look like they were picked fresh off farmland.And they were. The “slow flower” movement — a surge in homegrown flowers over imported grocery store bouquets — is the new aesthetic blooming in the floral business. This local, natural trend is leading florists to use what’s in season in their bouquets — be that vines, bean stalks or roadside weeds.Scroll through Instagram and you’ll find thousands of messy, haggard and beautiful arrangements under the #slowflowers hashtag. You will also see the breadth of the movement’s creativity.At Wild North Flowers in downtown Toronto, Fowlow and team use all types of greenery with vibrant staples such as Peruvian lilies and Lisianthus flowers. She’ll trim branches, gather herbs, such as mint, and cut weeds from the alley behind her house or pulled from the side of a highway to give arrangements a natural look. “Each flower tells you where it wants to go. You pick up each stem, the l...
Flower Delivery Vancouver: Marketing to the millennials - Augusta Free PressTuesday, April 16, 2019
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Friendly Flower Shop spreads joy for 75 years and counting - Standard-TimesTuesday, April 16, 2019
A: I am a fourth generation florist; this is where I found the love to serve others through flowers. Although I learned lots from my mother and grandmother I also received my Texas Master Florist (certification), then my Texas Master Florist Advanced Advanced (certification). Q: What makes your business stand out? A: Our business stands out because we are the oldest, locally owned and operated, the great love and appreciation we share for our community and wonderful customers; customer service is our No. 1 priority. Q: What’s the best thing in your business? A: My favorite part of owning a florist (shop) and being a floral designer, is the happiness we give others. Whether for a new baby, celebration of an anniversary or birthday, and especially sympathy flowers; my true passion in serving. Q: What are your hopes for the future? A: We are celebrating 75 years, our diamond anniversary. Also our grand opening of “The Cottage” Studio-Venue. Our hopes for the future are to continue serving the community with beautiful fresh flowers and also providing a great place for our San Angelo family to attend fun classes and have a wonderful place for all their get togethers. Q: What motivates you to go to work every morning? A: At our small business we are motivated to continue great and friendly service because our town deserves nothing less. The smiles and comfort we provide are truly what drives us to create life-long relationships within our business; you are a part of the family when you visit us. Are you a small business owner who wants to share your story? Contact Yffy Yossifor at 325-812-7215 or firstname.lastname@example.org ... https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/local/2018/10/26/friendly-flower-shop-san-angelo-spreads-joy-75-years-and-counting/1761576002/
Festive plants bring fragrance, color to holiday decorating - Standard-TimesTuesday, April 16, 2019
Allison Watkins is the Texas A&M AgriLife extension agent for horticulture in Tom Green County. Email her at email@example.com. https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/2018/12/16/festive-plants-bring-fragrance-color-holiday-decorating/2311380002/
Growth in gardening: August birth flowers - San Marcos Daily RecordTuesday, April 16, 2019
Gladiolus byzantinus, sometimes known as cornflags, mark many old home sites and cemetery plots in Texas and the south. Their magenta and rarely-white flower spikes are smaller than the hybrids usually available in florists and nurseries.Another interesting gladiolus is Gladiolus natalensis, sometimes known as the parrot gladiolus. Flowers of this species, which is native to Africa, are larger than those of G. byzantinus, and are a brilliant combination of yellowish green and red. Both of these gladioli may be grown as perennials, and usually increase in numbers each year. They are commercially available, however, only from specialty bulb sources.As for the poppy, these comparatively dainty blooms are also available in a wide variety of colors. Red poppies symbolize pleasure, white ones are sent to console the recipient, and yellow poppies send a message of success and wealth. If you don’t want to choose a particular color, you can always plan on having a bouquet by planting a wide range of poppies of many colors in your garden.There is evidence of poppy culture back as far as 5,000 B.C. in the Tigris and Euphrates river region in modern day Iraq. Egyptian tombs contain poppies and the ancient Greeks associated them with Demeter, the goddess of fertility and agriculture. They considered the presence of poppies around a field of grain crops a sign of the goddess’ blessing, which insured a good harvest.Poppies are best planted directly out in the garden as they are not fond of being transplanted. They germinate best at soil temperatures in the 50s or 60s so mid fall is generally a good time to plant them.Select a location with full sun although a little shade is okay as long as they get at least six hours of direct sun. Build up a raised planting bed if the area is not well drained. Most species won’t tolerate soggy soil conditions at all.There are several that I know do very well in our area, I like Breadseed (Papaver somniferum) as their foliage is a grayish blue green and plants reach a height of 2 to 3 feet tall bearing single or double blooms in colors ranging from deep red to pink and lavender.Another nice one is Flanders Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) it has bright red blooms with one or two rows of slightly crinkly petals that somewhat resemble crepe paper. Flanders Poppies were brought to the Georgetown, Texas, area by local resident Henry Compton as he returned from service in France during World War One. These Flanders poppies are still found throughout the area, making Georgetown “The Red Poppy Capital of Texas.”Yet another beauty is the Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule) which sports some of the brightest colors in our Texas gardens. The blooms are rather large single flowers in glowing shades of white, yellow, coral orange, pink or red. The plants are typically 1 to 2 feet tall depending on variety and growing conditions.If you know somebody who is celebrating their birthday during the month of August, it’s always a good idea to consider these flowers as a suitable and meaningful gift. Be sure to let the recipient know that these are special August birth month flowers as most folks don’t even know that birth-flowers exist.--Joe Urbach is the publisher of GardeningAustin.com and the Phytonutrient Blog. He has lived in the Central Texas area for over 30 years. Urbach is a certified Texas Master Gardener from Hays County. For more information on the Master Gardener program contact the Hays County AgiLife Extension Service at 512-393-2120.s... https://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/features/growth-gardening-august-birth-flowers