Tag Archives: flowers

Flower Of The Week

1 Apr

The flower this week is actually a flowering shrub that blooms in the spring.
We’ll be seeing the azaleas bloom here in Knoxville very soon! We have some gorgeous potted azaleas here at the shop as well. They are in the Rhododendron family and like to be in the shade. The blooms can be one of the 4 colors pictured above. There are Azalea festivals in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, & Virginia.
Meaning: Take care of yourself for me.


Floral Lingo

5 Jul

If you’ve ever ordered flowers from a florist who does custom designs you probably were asked a lot of questions about the way you wanted your arrangement to look. That’s because there are so many different options these days and we want your arrangment to be just how you pictured it. The next few posts will explain some terms that floral designers use when asking questions about an arrangement.

Would you like that arrangement to be pavé or more open and airy?

A pavé arrangement is one where the designer trims off  leaves, cuts the stems fairly short and places the flower heads very closely  together.

Most bridal bouquets are pavé arrangements. This style is perfect for smaller rooms that don’t have a lot of space. It also has a very elegant feel so it lends itself to formal occasions. Rosebuds, peonies, hydrangeas, ranunculus, agapanthus, and carnations all work well in pave styles.

Open and airy flower arrangments are ones where the designer leaves the stems of the flowers much longer. There is a base of greenery to hold the flowers in place and small filler flowers to fill in the spaces between the flowers that make up the mass of the arrangment.

This type of arrangement can be varying heights depending on which vase is used. Flowers that work well for this style are snapdragons, gladiolus, delphinium, and lilies.

Next Post: Vase or Oasis Foam?

Flowers Are Good For Your Health

27 Mar

Not only are flowers enjoyable a study by Rutgers University shows that flowers are beneficial to your mental health. “The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.” Everyone knows someone who is going through a rough time and sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. Send flowers! Flowers are a great way to show someone that you’re thinking of them even though you may not be able to help them in their current situation. Everyone can use a little pick-me-up from time to time.

Famous Wedding Flowers

21 Mar

In 2011 the two most talked about weddings were the Royal Wedding and the Wedding in the Twilight movie Breaking Dawn. Many brides have drawn inspiration from these weddings, and if you are one of them here are some helpful hints about the types of flowers used in each of them.

The Royal Wedding

Kate’s Bouquet

The shape is a small cascade. Some of these flowers are very seasonal so if you are wanting to duplicate this look talk to us about it when you come in and we can find appropriate substitutes if all of these flowers are not available at the time of your wedding.

The Ceremony

Kate chose all her flowers based on “The Language of Flowers” that was popular with Queen Victoria. For the ceremony she chose lily of the valley which means “trustworthy”, myrtle “hope and love”, hornbeams “resilience”, and field maples “humility and reserve”.

Twilight Wedding

Bella’s Bouquet

The flowers used in Bella’s hand-tied, monochromatic white bouquet, are hyacinth, freesia, larkspur, and ranunculus. Again, some of these flowers are seasonal so we will be glad to help you choose appropriate substitutes.

The Ceremony

That beautiful arch is made from cherry blossoms and tiny pieces of white lavender. The gorgeous strings of white flowers hanging from the trees is Wisteria.

The Reception

The centerpieces were made up of delphiniums, sweet pea, viburnum, ranunculus, and Australian ferns all blended with moss. (And look at those gorgeous candleabras that look like trees!)

Even if you are drawing inspriation from either of these weddings don’t be afraid to make them your own. After all, it’s your special day! Just keep in mind the key style words while you’re planning. Both of these weddings are very elegant,  but the royal wedding is classic and the twilight wedding is earthy. Good luck! As always we’re always here to help with your wedding flower needs, just give us a call to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

A helpful guide from Florist Chronicles about choosing your wedding flowers.

20 Mar

Many brides don’t realize how many options there are when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers. This is a great article from Florist Chronicles about choosing the colors of your wedding flowers.
Choosing Flowers for Your Wedding | Florist Chronicles.

28,000 Flowers!?

15 Mar

This article is about a massive art installation piece called Bloom. What a beautiful way to use flowers as art. It’s a really interesting and sweet concept behind the project, but if you don’t have time to read it all at least look at the pictures.

Bloom: 28,000 Potted Flowers Installed at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center