Archive | September, 2011

Flower of the Week

26 Sep

This week’s flower is:

Anthurium

This tropical flower is also known as Painted Tounge or Flamingo Flower. The bloom is waxy and comes in the following colors: white, purple, pink, magenta, red, burgundy, peach, orange (pictured), green, and bicolor. Anthurium produces long lasting heart shaped blooms all year round. We sometimes sell potted Anthuriums here at Echelon. They are good house plants, but they are temperature sensitive so it is important to not let them get too hot or too cold. Anthurium means think of me, or lover.

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It’s time for a poll!

21 Sep

 

Fall is in the Air

20 Sep

There’s something so special about those first cool days that make you want to pull out a sweater or a jacket. In honor of the first day of fall (which is September 23rd), I wanted to show everyone some of the fall arrangements we’ve been making. Look at the caption underneath each photo to learn which flowers to ask for in a fall arrangement.

This arrangment includes red roses, viking poms (the red and yellow flowers), and golden rod. Fall flowers look great in a basket!

This vase arrangment has yellow viking poms (the tallest flowers), coffee berry, brown spider mums (the largest flowers), and yarrow (pictured below). We love to add a rafia bow for an extra autumn touch.


The rich fall colors in this arrangment are so gorgeous. It includes Sunflowers, orange alstroemeria lilys, purple stock, and thistle (the spiky plant near the top). The green flowers are hydrangeas, and bells of ireland.

Hopefully now you will have a good idea of which flowers to ask for when you call us for your thanksgiving centerpiece or just want to surprise someone with a seasonal floral arrangement.

Flower of the Week

19 Sep

This week the flower is:

Amaranthus
 

Amaranthus is a unique flower than comes in red, magenta, and green. The flowers can be hanging (pictured above) or upright (pictured below). It is used as a line flower to give an arrangement form. Amaranthus is also known as Cat’s Tail. We designed the flowers for a wedding this weekend at Hobb’s Farm in Loudon, TN. We used green hanging amaranthus in the centerpieces, sprays, and bridal bouquet. Amaranthus means immortatlity, unfading love, and pretension.  

Flower of the Week

12 Sep

The flower this week is:
Aster

Aster is the is the birth flower for September so if you have a loved one with a birthday this month this would be a great flower to include in an arrangement for them! Asters come in white, lavender, purple, pink, magenta, red, and yellow. Asters are typically used to add body to an arrangement. These flowers represent innocence, loyal love, gentleness, purity, contentment, daintiness, and elegance.

We love garden club!

9 Sep

We had the pleasure of hosting the ladies of Sequoyah garden club today at Echelon! Laura taught everyone how to build a terarium. Terariums are a unique way to add some green to your home and are very low maintenance. They only have to be watered once a week!

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Give us a call if you’d like to host your garden club at Echelon. We would love to have you!

Flower of the Week

6 Sep

This week’s flower is Alstroemeria.

The Alstroemeria is also known as Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily. This flower comes in white, lavender, purple, pink, magenta, red, peach, orange, yellow, and bicolor.
A little about Alstroemeria: The blooms come in clusters of 4 to 6 trumpet like flowers. Most varieties have freckle like marks or streaks of a contrasting color on the inside petals. The blooms are fragrant and can be dried.
Alstroemerias are used in arrangements to enhance the other blooms. They represent devotion, aspiration, wealth, prosperity, and fortune. Perfect for congratulating someone on a recent achievement!