Corsages & Boutonnieres

Love the delicateness of Orchids in boutonnieres and corsages.  One of my favorite things to do is make beautiful flowers for everyone to wear. It’s such a gift from my heart, (because I made it with love), but also from the person who ordered it for that loved one. It shows them just how much you care.

Raining Day Wedding

Oh No!!

It’s raining, and today I’m coordinating a wedding at the church. It’s indoors but still I can’t help but feel really feel bad for the bride.

I know she was keeping her fingers crossed, wishing that it wouldn’t rain on her wedding day.
It’s difficult as it is dragging a long train around. Never mind having a bad hair day because of the rain. It makes it 10X worse on your wedding day. I could only give her hope by stating that old saying that rain brings a happy marriage. So does it, or do we make our own happiness? I think we have that power to bring happiness into our lives.

So today whether it’s rain or shine, it is a glorious day! Today my bride, Adelaine will marry the man she has always dreamed she’d find and they will make their happiness together.

See you soon, rain or shine, with a hat on me, to keep my hair from growing out of control!

 

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We can post pictures now!

We’re here and now able to post pictures of our beautiful designs.  Sometimes we get busy and don’t write as much as we’d like or get to share our wonderful pictures on a timely basis.  Keep checking us out. We won’t let you down!!!

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Blogging and Sharing

I find that the busier I am designing flowers throughout the year, the less time I spend blogging and posting pictures. It’s the part of the business I miss. I hope that I can find a way to share my story’s and pictures much sooner rather than later. That’s my wish for 2015!!

Fresh Flower Care

 Rose arrangement

         Professional florist feed their cut flowers with specific food to nourish and keep  the  flowers fresh for as long as possible.  There are so many factors involved with how long flowers will  last.  Freshness is key from the beginning. Whether they were purchased or cut in your garden.  Other factors that influence the length of time a flower last is,  the type of flower species, whether flower were processed and conditioned properly by the florist before being sold, what environment are the flowers in at their destination.  Ex: sometimes flowers are placed by a television or heater.  

        Flower food is not something we have on hand at home. If you didn’t receive a flower food packet with your arrangement, here’s a simple solution you can put together at home, to keep your flowers fresh for days on end.  

        

Recipe: 1 Table spoon of sugar

       ½ Teaspoon of vinegar

       ½ Teaspoon of bleach

Mix it all together. Fill your container with water and add your food solution. Cut your flowers on an angle. This helps the flowers to absorb more water. Make sure there aren’t leaves beneath the water as they will start decomposing your flowers. But feel free to leave as many leaves as you can on each stem.  They help the flowers breathe and add beauty and texture to your design. 

It’s advisable to cut your stems everyday and change the water. Personally I never do this. And I don’t think the average person bothers to do this as well. But it’s really important to add waterto  your arrangement every day.  Your flowers will stay fresh and beautiful until the last petal falls.