Archive | August, 2012

Flower Of The Week

27 Aug

This week’s flower may look more like a weed to you, but it provides wonderful texture and unusual color to arrangements.

The more common name for this flower is blue thistle or sea holly. The variety pictued is the standard small size, but there is also giant blue thistle available and it is gorgeous! Thistle grows on hollow stems that branch out at the top. There are usually anywhere from 5 to 10 flowers on each stem. Thistle would be an unusual choice for a bridal bouquet, but as I mentioned before it can add such great texture!

See the thistle in the front above the anthurium?
Meaning: Independence or Retaliation


Flower Of The Week

20 Aug

This week’s flower is a gorgeous, exotic looking flower that is sure to inspire awe in any arrangement.
Cymbidium Orchid

Cymbidium orchids are fairly large and have 10 to 12 flowers on each stem. They can be white, lavender, pink, red, yellow, or green. Cymbidiums can be included in arrangments as a cut flower or are gorgeous on their own as a potted plant. They also look lovely when submerged in water as part of a centerpiece for a formal event.

Meaning: Love, Refinement, Symbol for many children, Ecstasy, Promotes strength, Rare beauty

How to choose a bouquet to suit your body shape

14 Aug

This is a really informative article from a UK based website called Something you may not think about when choosing your wedding flowers is whether the shape of your bouquet is going to be flattering to your body type. Click the link below to read some great tips about which bouquet shapes flatter your figure!

Bouquets to suit your body shape.

Flower Of The Week

13 Aug

This week’s flower is such a funny little one!
Billy Balls

The proper name for these flowers is Craspedia, but they are also known as billy balls, or globe yarrow. The blossoms form a tight round ball ranging from half to one and a half inches in diameter. The stem is very thin and leafless. Craspedia is always yellow and is a great accent flower in bouquets and arrangements. Many brides who are getting married in the fall choose to inclued billy balls as one of their wedding flowers! Craspedia means good health.

Flower Of The Week

6 Aug

This week’s flower is a very unique one that sort of resembles a brain

Cockscomb Celosia (also known as Brain Flower) can be Pink, Magenta, Red, Burgundy, Orange, Yellow, or Green. While this looks like one large bloom it’s actually a cluster of tiny flowers that resemble a rooster’s comb. Cockscomb means affection, singularity, foppery, and silliness.

Fun Fact: Foppery means trickery


Top 10 Succulent Plants for the Home

3 Aug

Here’s a  great article from Better Homes & Gardens about the best succulents to grow in your home! Succulents are very popular (especially among notorious plant killers) because they are so easy to care for.

We have succulents in the shop for $6.99 right now, they are small and would be great for planting a mixed succulent garden!

Top 10 Succulent Plants for the Home.