fresh flowers – Twillas Tiny Treasures http://twillastinytreasures.com/ Sat, 26 Mar 2022 18:06:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://twillastinytreasures.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-1.png fresh flowers – Twillas Tiny Treasures http://twillastinytreasures.com/ 32 32 Silk flower arrangements: everything you need to know https://twillastinytreasures.com/silk-flower-arrangements-everything-you-need-to-know/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 16:26:56 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/silk-flower-arrangements-everything-you-need-to-know/ Wedding flowers infuse color, texture and personality into so many aspects of your big day. From choosing your bridal bouquet to table arrangements, the choices can seem endless. But one option you may not be considering yet? Silk flowers. Silk flowers are a stunning choice for the couple looking for a more durable option. Although […]]]>

Wedding flowers infuse color, texture and personality into so many aspects of your big day. From choosing your bridal bouquet to table arrangements, the choices can seem endless. But one option you may not be considering yet? Silk flowers.

Silk flowers are a stunning choice for the couple looking for a more durable option. Although they are artificial versions of natural flowers, silk flowers look very real. “You can find just about any variety of flower in silk or artificial form,” says Lauren Bercier and Laken Swan, founders of Something borrowed blooms. “The key to choosing the best silk flowers is to make sure the silk version closely mimics what you would find in nature.” Another bonus? You will have the opportunity to keep your bouquet or a centerpiece from your wedding as a keepsake for years to come.

Do you think silk flower arrangements could be the best solution for your wedding day? Read on for everything you need to know about these pretty flowers.

Silk flowers vs real flowers

Worried that a silk flower arrangement won’t even look as beautiful as one created with real flowers? Silk flowers can be beautiful, and they come with a long list of other benefits. For many couples, the main motivation may be saving money on your budget. “Cost savings are usually the biggest benefit when it comes to choosing silk over fresh,” say Bercier and Swan. “Silk flowers are always in season, which means prices are stable and more predictable. »

For even more savings, couples have the option of renting their silk flowers rather than buying them.

Choosing silk wedding flowers ahead of time will also have the added benefit of seeing your bouquet or centerpiece arrangements before your big day. “You can see exactly what you’ll be walking down the aisle with on your wedding day, so there are no surprises from flower shortages or quality issues,” Bercier and Swan explain. “It’s a huge advantage for [couples] who are very visual or who want peace of mind knowing what they will receive. »

Real flowers, unfortunately, have a shelf life and will usually be discarded after your wedding day. But silk flowers? These will never fade. Silk flowers offer a durable option, whether you want to keep your bouquet for years to come or opt for a rental and return program. In any case, these flowers can be reused several times.

cost of silk flowers

Choosing fresh wedding flowers will always come with a wide range of costs. Because wedding flowers depend on seasonality and type of flower, the price can definitely fluctuate from month to month. But this is not necessarily the case with silk flowers.

“On average, we save couples over 70% with our silk hire and return flowers compared to fresh florists,” Bercier and Swan say. “Our costs are completely transparent and consistent from season to season, no matter where and when you are getting married.” Many couples can spend thousands of dollars on fresh flowers for their wedding. Silk flowers can offer significant savings, with a total outlay of around $500.

Where to buy silk flowers

The key to using silk flowers for your wedding is to buy them from a reputable retailer. The silk flowers carried down the aisle are not the same as the typical synthetic flowers you find at a craft store. “The quality of bristles varies widely between retailers. One will likely deceive the eye, while the other will likely stand out as artificial,” Bercier and Swan explain. Consider a specialty retailer or look at major high end retailers such as Pottery Barn or Front Gate to get started.

Ways to use silk flowers

Celebrate Spring

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Hoping for superb spring blooms? Silk roses, peonies, hellebores, ranunculus and ferns work together to create a beautiful textured bouquet.

Capture small details

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Don’t forget the small details! Your photographer will be happy to have flowers to include in a flat lay photo with your invitation and other elements of the day. Of course, silk flowers can also be used to create a stunning boutonniere.

Channel a bohemian vibe

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Adopt a romantic and bohemian look with the mix of roses and ranunculus combined with a touch of textured pampas grass and willows. We love the warm vibes this silk flower arrangement gives off.

Carry a lush bouquet

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Think silk flowers are going to fall flat? Think again. This bouquet features white peonies, hydrangeas and ranunculus for a classic bridal option.

Brighten up your altar

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Create an elegant altar with the addition of beautiful flowers. These gold potted arrangements featured soft hues of roses and orchids for a charming look.

Decorate your cake

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Silk flowers aren’t just for bouquets and arrangements. They are also perfect for dressing a cake! Add a punchy pop of color with silk bougainvillea for a bold statement.

FAQs

  • A wide variety of silk flowers that mimic real flowers are available. Everything from popular wedding options such as peonies, roses, ranunculus, hydrangeas and even anemones can be found in silk form. Silk greenery options such as eucalyptus and ferns are also available.

  • Whether you are planning a seaside ceremony or a bohemian evening, silk flowers will always do the trick. You can choose to put together a silk flower package that includes a bridal bouquet, wedding bouquets, and even flower arrangements for a traditional reception. Are you planning an elopement or a destination wedding instead? Silk flowers are also a great option for other types of weddings.

  • Absoutely! There are no rules when it comes to finding the best fit for you. “We have many customers who mix fresh flowers and silk flowers and the result is excellent,” say Bercier and Swan. “With proper coordination, fresh and silk flowers can complement each other perfectly.”

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7 of the best Valentine’s Day floral arrangements to have delivered, starting at just $32 https://twillastinytreasures.com/7-of-the-best-valentines-day-floral-arrangements-to-have-delivered-starting-at-just-32/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 14:40:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/7-of-the-best-valentines-day-floral-arrangements-to-have-delivered-starting-at-just-32/ Getty Images/iStockphoto Let love bloom this Valentine’s Day this year. While there are plenty of floral services out there to arrange the perfect bouquet for that special someone, it’s important to consider fresh flowers and where they’re coming from before clicking order. “The care upon arrival will be different in a supermarket compared to a […]]]>

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Let love bloom this Valentine’s Day this year. While there are plenty of floral services out there to arrange the perfect bouquet for that special someone, it’s important to consider fresh flowers and where they’re coming from before clicking order. “The care upon arrival will be different in a supermarket compared to a florist where they will have their stems cut to better absorb water and fed with nourishing floral life. [a flower food] so that they adapt to their new environment before being put into an arrangement,” advises Jill Brooke, editorial director of Flower Power Daily, a flower blog, adding: “It really affects the quality and life of the flowers. a rose or a flower and its lifespan. endurance.

For those who want to get creative with non-traditional V-Day arrangements, opt for alternatives to roses that are equally fragrant and festive, Suzanne Falk, interior designer at Suzanne Falk Interior Design, tells MarketWatch Picks. “When choosing the right flowers, I take my loved one’s style and space into consideration,” Falk says: adding, “While the default long-stemmed red roses are pretty, the [too] traditional is just boring. Here are some of the unique bouquets to consider to keep your love strong.

Roses, with a twist

UrbanStems Unique Rose Bouquets

From $55 (next day delivery available)

Online flower delivery company UrbanStems sets itself apart by creating unique arrangements. So rather than giving your spouse the same old bouquet of red roses, check out bouquets like “The Manor,” which offers “a mix of soft pinks and ivories mingling with fresh greens” ($68) or “The Unicorn”, which is “a vibrant mix of purple, lilac and pink flowers.

Bright and happy

Picnic from The Bouqs Co.

From $54 (same day delivery may be available)

If your partner has a penchant for the environment and loves fresh flowers, this bouquet might be for her. Bouqs Co.’s philosophy is “transparent sourcing direct from the farm” and the blooms are beautiful: this bright bouquet features lavender alstroemeria, yellow sunflower, and pink and peach roses. To ensure your flowers stay fresh, they can arrive in bud form to maximize shelf life and last as long as possible. It could take two to three days for new buds to bloom, the site says.

Support a local florist

Date in a Bouquet of FTD

From $60

FTD sources its supplies from local florists. This bouquet is light and bright with red carnations, pale pink stock, pink lilies and roses designed in a clear arched vase to add a little romance to your loved one’s living space.

For plant lovers

Hoya Heart by The Sill

$32

This heart shaped green will capture the love of the plant lover in your life. The Hoya Heart is a single leaf and is partially rooted and has no nodes, so it will remain as a heart-shaped leaf for years – simply water it every two to three weeks.

For a bouquet that will last forever

Bouquet of stabilized flowers Delphine by BloomsyBox

From $60

This bouquet can beautify your home for years to come. It comes in dusty blue and pastel pink and is bursting with texture with pampas grass, limonium, pudding, leather fern, achillea, ruscus, goldenrod and floral cocculus. and botanicals. It’s a whimsical addition to any room that needs a pick-me-up.

Sustainable

Bouquet of flowers always on my mind from 1-800-Flowers

From $59.99 at 1-800 Flowers

The Good Housekeeping Institute recommends this basic flower arrangement company for its quality, long-lasting stems that last over a week. The Always On My Mind flower bouquet is designed with pink roses, Gerbera daisies, oriental lilies and larkspur, white snapdragons and lavender broth.

keepskate

Glow Garden at Lula’s Garden

$32

This earthy arrangement features two small, pre-planted fresh succulents in a fuchsia hue. It arrives in an eco-friendly gift box.

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20 beautiful blue bathrooms – blue bathroom design ideas https://twillastinytreasures.com/20-beautiful-blue-bathrooms-blue-bathroom-design-ideas/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 23:03:43 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/20-beautiful-blue-bathrooms-blue-bathroom-design-ideas/ Sara Ligorria-Tramp A few coats of paint can easily transform any room. That said, when it comes to bathrooms, many people stick with classic color schemes like pure whites, soft grays, or timeless combos like black and white. But perhaps, nothing is more appropriate than the color blue, which is often associated with peace and […]]]>


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A few coats of paint can easily transform any room. That said, when it comes to bathrooms, many people stick with classic color schemes like pure whites, soft grays, or timeless combos like black and white. But perhaps, nothing is more appropriate than the color blue, which is often associated with peace and quiet. For this reason, browse through these inspiring blue bathrooms to give your space a spa-like upgrade.

From navy blue and baby blue to midnight and sky, there are a number of beautiful blues that you can incorporate into your bathroom design, whether large or small. Play the feeling of relaxation in the already calming space by painting the walls a light blue or installing self-adhesive wallpaper that exudes a similar softness. Or if you’d rather make a single blue statement, consider lining the tub in teal tile, painting the vanity in an eye-catching shade, or just sprinkling the shelves with vibrant decorative accents. No matter what you’re looking for, get all the inspiration you need by scrolling through the designs below.

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Blue Tiles

Cover the lower half of your bathroom walls with diagonal tiles to bring texture and color to your space. For more dimension, opt for tiles with a balanced mix of lighter and darker shades, like the one pictured here.

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Nautical design

This shade of royal blue works well with silvery or bright colors, like yellow. Lean into the nautical aesthetic with an underwater-style mirror and ocean-inspired artwork.

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Daring soil

You can’t go wrong with blue and white. Keeping the color on the floor brightens up the space without being overwhelming.

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Color pops

Brighten up an all-blue bathroom with contrasting colors, like yellow and orange. In this case, a yellow pendant light and a framed work of art compensate for the variations in cobalt.

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A touch of glamor

Touches of navy blue throughout this bathroom – from the underside of the tub to the curtain by the window – bring the drama (and it’s a perfect match for the gold accessories).

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Brushstroke wallpaper

With warm blue hues and clean patterned lines, this wallpaper evokes a zen feel. Keep the rest of the space completely white, so the blue can really pop.

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Dusty blue accent

Paint the vanity in a dusty blue hue to complement the timeless elements of the bathroom, including the herringbone tile backsplash and brushed gold hardware.

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Sullen blue walls

Textured wall covering instantly enhances even the smallest bathroom. Add even more color with fresh flowers and decorative accents in contrasting hues.

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A powerful color combo

By painting the walls blue, everything else in the room – the clawfoot tub, medicine cabinet, and shower curtain – has room to shine.

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Painted Bath

Adding a layer of cool blue to the underside of your tub gives the illusion of a spa-like space.

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A farmhouse look

Let your bathroom door do the talking. Paint the door bright blue, then keep the rest of the space neutral to stay true to the farmhouse aesthetic.

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Mother Nature

Bring the outdoors in with botanically inspired wallpaper, just like designer Kerry Hoyt-Pack did in this ultra-glam space. Sprinkle with gold and white accents for a nice contrast.

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Mix Chevron and Floral

Chevron tiles never go out of style, especially when they are blue in color. Pair them with bold floral wallpaper and gold accessories like Ginny Macdonald done in this colorful bathroom.

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Tile throughout

Vintage meets modern in this bathroom with blue tile walls, a trendy pendant and gold embellishments.

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Bright blue vanity

Designate Tamara day makes the most of this tiny bathroom by transforming the blue vanity into a focal point, paired with a hexagonal mirror and geometric tile.

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Cornflower blue accents

Along with the basic shower stall and rustic-style sink, the blue linen curtains provide a splash of color.

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Skirted sink

Hide the mess under the sink with a striped skirt, which also adds a splash of color to an otherwise all-white space.

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Cool blue

Cool colors refresh any space. Opt for powder blue cabinets instead of the traditional white for a subtle statement.

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Soft blues and whites

This soft shade of blue transforms any bathroom into a warm and calming atmosphere. Pair it with off-white furniture for a feeling of continued comfort.

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Vertical rebate wall

Areaba from Mint Candy Designs painted a rebate accent wall in smoky blue with a satin finish. Paired with brass vanity lamps, barn-style mirrors, and simple white vanity, blue makes a bold statement.

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Walker’s Introduces New Flower Bouquets Building Bar https://twillastinytreasures.com/walkers-introduces-new-flower-bouquets-building-bar/ https://twillastinytreasures.com/walkers-introduces-new-flower-bouquets-building-bar/#respond Tue, 19 Oct 2021 17:00:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/walkers-introduces-new-flower-bouquets-building-bar/ Walker’s Footwear and Apparel isn’t just selling clothes anymore. Uptown Shop now sells everything from plants and ceramics to shoes, of course. Owner Amy Longcamp has tried to expand the inventory to accommodate all types of buyers. Longcamp, along with her friend Jennifer Domenico, opened a flower stand inside the store last spring. “I just […]]]>


Walker’s Footwear and Apparel isn’t just selling clothes anymore. Uptown Shop now sells everything from plants and ceramics to shoes, of course.

Owner Amy Longcamp has tried to expand the inventory to accommodate all types of buyers.

Longcamp, along with her friend Jennifer Domenico, opened a flower stand inside the store last spring.

“I just know Jen and what she creates and how beautiful the things she makes are, I thought it would be a good match. [for the store]”said Longcamp.

Domenico has been growing flowers on her farm, Cedar Hill, since 2017. She began learning about the regrowth of local flower industries after seeing all the locally grown flowers at farmers’ markets.

Domenico’s “Bloom Bar” offers seasonal flowers that customers can purchase by stalk.

“A lot of people think you have to be able to put together a big bouquet, and that’s a bit overwhelming for most people,” said Domenico. “People should be aware that you can just catch a flower or two. “

The Bloom Bar inside the Walker’s also offers pre-arranged bouquets and “eternal” bouquets, which are dried green vegetables that can be stored much longer than regular flowers.

In season, stems sell for between $ 1 and $ 5, and larger mixed bouquets range from $ 15 to $ 35 depending on size.

The Small Jar, a small, ready-made arrangement of flowers and greenery in a mason jar, allows customers to get the in-between of a large bouquet and a few loose stems.

University of Miami sophomore Faye Sawtelle who works at Walker’s, said she hopes the Bloom Bar will attract new customers to the store.

“We have a lot of inventory that students would love when it comes to clothing and room decor,” Sawtelle said. “I really like some of the new Patagonia flowerpots and jackets we recently purchased.”

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The Bloom Bar is only part of the Walker’s expansion. Longcamp hopes to add more plants and household items, as well as other brands.

“I’m glad Jen brings as much as she wants,” said Longcamp. “We now have pots and a few plants, but I would like to have more plants so that you have a variety to choose from. ”

Longcamp said Walker’s will continue to offer brands such as Patagonia and Cotopaxi, but will now have more accessories and clothing from smaller brands to go with them.

“Most of the brands we offer have a return strategy,” Longcamp said. “We have a lot of women-owned businesses that we’ve started.”

The new brands and accessories, as well as the Bloom Bar, also won over Walker’s customers.

“Once people find out we have a flower bar, they often stop for bouquets,” Sawtelle said.

The Bloom Bar is restocked once or twice a week, giving guests the option to choose from fresh flowers.

Cedar Hill of Domenico has also hosted events in Miami and bouquet orders in the past and hopes to continue working with flowers outside of Bloom Bar. Walker’s also hopes to host events in the future where groups can create their own bouquets of flowers or wreaths, depending on the season.

Domenico said she hoped the Bloom Bar would attract more people to Walker’s and keep the local flower activity going.

“People should know that you can just take a few flowers,” Domenico said. “If you just want to grab a flower or two from your nightstand, this is an easy, inexpensive way to have flowers all the time.”

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flower arrangement Five eye-catching flower arrangements to set the mood for Durga Puja celebrations https://twillastinytreasures.com/flower-arrangement-five-eye-catching-flower-arrangements-to-set-the-mood-for-durga-puja-celebrations/ https://twillastinytreasures.com/flower-arrangement-five-eye-catching-flower-arrangements-to-set-the-mood-for-durga-puja-celebrations/#respond Mon, 11 Oct 2021 18:46:19 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/flower-arrangement-five-eye-catching-flower-arrangements-to-set-the-mood-for-durga-puja-celebrations/ Durga Puja celebrates the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. It begins with Mahalaya, the same day as the start of Navratri, a nine-night festival celebrating the divine feminine. Durgotsava or Sharadotsava is traditionally celebrated in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Tripura, and Bangladesh. Flowers are an integral part of Durga […]]]>


Durga Puja celebrates the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. It begins with Mahalaya, the same day as the start of Navratri, a nine-night festival celebrating the divine feminine. Durgotsava or Sharadotsava is traditionally celebrated in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Tripura, and Bangladesh.

Flowers are an integral part of Durga Puja. One hundred and eight lotus flowers signify the 108 names of Goddess Durga. The flowers that would be dear to him are red hibiscus, red kana, lotus, marigold, champa and jasmine. Most of these DIY flower arrangements are largely adorned with these flowers mentioned above.

WOVEN BASKETS

Dried talpata (tal palm leaves) are cut into strips of equal width and woven together and a simple basket is created. In ancient times, talpata was used to create pata chitra in Odisha. Two similar baskets of different sizes are woven. A humid oasis is fixed or glued to the center. A medium-sized marigold cluster is fixed in the oasis and appears “larger than life” in terms of visual weight. Large, parallel flowers are attached to the curved line of the basket handle.

Shola (pith) flowers are painted yellow and tied with Ixora and Xanadu leaves commonly available in the market. Shola is a dried milky white spongy plant material of the species Aeschynomene aspera and can be pressed and shaped into items of choice. It is commonly used in eastern India. This is finished with green button chrysanthemum embellishments. A group of two to three such baskets animates the show during the festival.

HANGING GARDENS

India has a great tradition of welcoming guests with bandarwar all over the country. A wrought iron stand with these gorgeous latkans made up of shola rings with fresh flowers and leaves is designed to make this lightweight loop and coil arrangement easy to hang. Thin rolls of shola are cut into the shape of flower petals and colored and glued on top of each other. Shola buds, which are readily available in the market, are symmetrically glued to them, creating volume on the circular floral pattern. Cool contrasting vivid red carnations are tied at equal distances to create an illusion of floral abundance. Sundari green lianas intertwine the iron stand throughout with a dense cluster of chikoo leaves at the bottom of the stand, adding further distinction.

A bouquet of rajnigandha latkans hangs from the end of each hanging, giving off a beautiful scent pleasing to the senses.

DIVINE OFFERS

Supli bamboo or kulo bamboo – a light but strong structure, skillfully woven with a bit of depth and ledges to contain all the essentials of the ceremony, is the basis of this design. This auspicious kulo is offered to Ma Durga with all the offerings dear to her. Hibiscus and jui mala are accompanied by fresh green coconuts with muli thread – a must in all puja offerings. The white conch that creates the divine sound of purity is placed next to it. Shankha signifies brilliance, purity and auspicious beginnings. The Chinese palm leaves are cut – some with a natural green color and a few with bright red to create a vibrant color palette that visually enhances the design. Xanadu leaves and wheat stalks are added to provide a contrast in texture. The good news is that all of this content is available in local markets and allows for more creativity.

FLORAL ALPANE / RANGOLI

Brightening up the festival celebration, the floral alpana is considered a harbinger of good luck. This symmetrical design begins with the central circular Rajnigandha mala filled with small pink shola lotus flowers on a base of chikoo leaves. Red and white is a typical combination of Bengal puja. Large lotus leaves of different sizes are placed outside this circle. The periphery is bordered by a yellow marigold mala dotted with small shola lotus flowers inside and outside the dividing line. They add a touch of color variation to this attractive floor design. Thin garlands of jui flowers are used to create large dots with green bud chrysanthemums and create abundance and extra interest. Go ahead and experiment with different shapes and repeating ingredients.

TRADITIONAL TABLE OFFERS

This tabletop floral design relates to both the shape of the outline of the overall design and the shapes within the outline. The components of this design are each unique and distinct. The silhouette of each component interpretation is sculpted from traditional considerations. The placement of large, fresh banana leaves creates an elongated flow. Metallic adds to the ornamentation in this traditional massed composition. Large pink banana flowers and open leaves stand out visually. The band of flowers around a bunch of durba grass is strategically and alternately placed along the entire length. Tiny shiuli flowers add a touch of contrast to this rustic design. Repeated use of pink lotus adds to the drama and the long red and white checkered gamchha fabric creates a path of movement and greater impact that facilitates visual interest.

This can be used as a console or dining table design. You can light a few scented incense sticks or tiny terracotta candle jars for more variation.

Sunita Kanoria, trained in Pushpa Bitan, is a judge for flower arrangement competitions at the national level, and is currently using her time and talent as a flower decoration demonstrator on various forums.


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Tips for getting the most out of your bouquet of fresh cut flowers https://twillastinytreasures.com/tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-your-bouquet-of-fresh-cut-flowers/ https://twillastinytreasures.com/tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-your-bouquet-of-fresh-cut-flowers/#respond Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-your-bouquet-of-fresh-cut-flowers/ Back when my wife and I were graduate students in Illinois, we would get by on Saturday mornings with samples of Swedish IGA and Swedish meatballs and meat rolls for happy hour at the local pub. We could both make a beer last for three or four waves of free aperitif snacks. Disposable income was […]]]>


Back when my wife and I were graduate students in Illinois, we would get by on Saturday mornings with samples of Swedish IGA and Swedish meatballs and meat rolls for happy hour at the local pub. We could both make a beer last for three or four waves of free aperitif snacks. Disposable income was more of a concept at the time than a reality. Needless to say, a bouquet of cut flowers on the kitchen table was a bit rare.

True, freshly cut flowers do not pay the rent. They don’t cover the dentist’s bills and they certainly don’t pay for school supplies. But they’re doing something that other things can’t. They provide a daily dose of joy and a hamster wheel distraction from the brain. In short, cut flowers, whether bought on the way home from the office or freshly cut from your own garden, give you a boost that’s hard to replicate in other ways.

If you are buying your flowers, there are a few things you should know. First, in general, the bigger the store, the longer they’ve been sitting, waiting for you to buy them. Flowers from a big box store probably started at a commercial grower, then shipped to a processing facility, then to a wholesaler, and finally to the grocery store where it might take them a day or two to reach. ground. This probably means a shorter vase life when you bring them home.

Now there’s one more thing I need to touch on about grocery store cut flowers. The preferred flower type, color, and arrangement is certainly a very personal thing. Some like roses and others like lilies. To each his own. But when it comes to that nuclear, artificially dyed color jobs, I just can’t follow the golden rule. Personal preferences cannot go any further before they quantifiably diminish the value of the planet as a whole.

The glittering blue carnations covered in British blue and the red daisies covered in glitter are just plain wrong and you know it! (The soapbox’s public service announcement is now over.)

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If you buy your flowers from a local farm stall, farmers market, or other small-scale grower, you usually get a fresher product that will last longer at home. But even so, I recommend asking when the flowers were cut. I find in local farmers’ markets that the flowers offered for sale were usually cut the same morning or at most the day before. But you are the buyer, so keep in mind that it’s perfectly okay to ask. No good producer will be offended.

And then there are the cut flowers at home. If you have room I highly recommend it. There is nothing quite like slipping on your slippers and bathrobe in the morning and going out into the garden to cut a few bouquets for the breakfast table. (Ok … the same goes for blueberries, strawberries and tomatoes, but you know what I mean!)

Growing your own cut flowers gives you the freshest produce and the great satisfaction of knowing that you have grown them yourself. And don’t forget that growing cut flowers at home gives you a lot of flexibility. You are not limited to annuals alone. At home, everything is fine.

For cut annuals, the sky is the limit in terms of variety. And even if you have limited space, a single large container may suffice. In my own very shaded yard, I only have a few square feet of sun. And in this sunny spot is a 32 inch diameter container with just blooming zinnias. This pot is enough to provide us with one or two fresh bouquets per week while leaving enough to keep the pot in good condition in the garden.

Zinnias, like all cut flowers, can last over a week in a vase if handled properly.

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But don’t forget your perennials and woodlands either. Whether it’s a peony or hydrangea, dogwood or magnolia, most things can be cut and brought inside for everyday enjoyment. Of course, some things last longer than others. But you will learn over time what works and what doesn’t.

Whether you bring them home or cut them in the yard, most fresh cut flowers should give you a good week of quality presentation. But to get the most out of them, you need to treat your flowers with kindness.

To keep your flowers in the best condition, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Once cut, avoid the sun

The number one killer of cut flowers is the sun. Once a stem is separated from its roots, it struggles to provide enough water to the petals to keep them happy. Don’t leave them in a hot car for a few stops on the way back from the farmer’s market. And when you bring them home, keep them out of sunny windows. If it helps, think of your cut flowers as a nice bottle of champagne: keep them cool and out of the sun.

Cut your flowers at home underwater

Zinnias, like all cut flowers, can last over a week in a vase if handled properly.

The number two killer of cut flowers is air. Air? That’s right. Air. You have no doubt heard that you should make a new cut at the base of your cut flowers when you bring them home and that it is best to make this cut underwater. The reason for this recommendation is that the water in the rod is under tension. When you make a cut, water is sucked into the plumbing from the rod. When you then put the rod into the water, there is an air bubble stuck in the aqueduct and this bubble makes it difficult for the water to pass. Cutting the stem underwater ensures that only more water is sucked into the stem.

With cut woody stems (lilac, viburnum, and the like), here’s a good tip for getting rid of that air. Put a pot of water to boil before going out to cut your stems. Once the water boils, remove it from the heat and let it stop boiling. Then take your stems and put the bottom 2-3 inches in hot water and you will see tiny air bubbles coming out of the base of each stem. This hot water sanitizes your stem but also expels air so that you can have a continuous water column in your cut stem.

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Watch out for bacteria in your water

Zinnias, like all cut flowers, can last over a week in a vase if handled properly.

The number three killer of cut flowers is the bacteria that clogs the stem piping. That cut flower food that you get in little packets … that’s very good. But it’s really not that important as flower food. Of course, there is sugar in there. But the most important part of this little package is a preservative which slows down the growth of bacteria in the water. The unpleasant smell of water from weeklong cut flowers … is the growth of bacteria. And a lot of bacteria means a lot of clogged stems.

So it’s really very simple. Buy your fresh flowers or grow your own. Treat them like good champagne. And never – and I mean never – buy flowers covered in glitter!

Paul Cappiello is the Executive Director of Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, yewdellgardens.org.


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How to make a bouquet of dried flowers https://twillastinytreasures.com/how-to-make-a-bouquet-of-dried-flowers/ https://twillastinytreasures.com/how-to-make-a-bouquet-of-dried-flowers/#respond Sat, 06 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/how-to-make-a-bouquet-of-dried-flowers/ When you think of Valentine’s Day traditions, red roses are probably at the top of the list, along with a box of chocolates or a meal at a cozy restaurant. But no one needs to remember that this year has been anything but traditional. Maybe this Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to lean into […]]]>


When you think of Valentine’s Day traditions, red roses are probably at the top of the list, along with a box of chocolates or a meal at a cozy restaurant. But no one needs to remember that this year has been anything but traditional. Maybe this Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to lean into the non-traditional and try something new. Uh, not fresh, as the case may be.

Dried flowers have made a comeback in recent years, in part thanks to their generally lower carbon footprint than their fresh counterparts, which are often shipped long distances in refrigerated trucks or planes.

“A lot of people have a preconceived idea of ​​what dried flowers are,” said Rebecca O’Donnell, owner of The Quiet Botanist, a botanical apothecary and dried flower shop in Hudson, NY. These are not the dusty, drab arrangements of the past. Instead, they all aim to show off the lush textures that result from the drying process.

If you want to make your own bouquet, you can purchase dried flowers at many local flower shops, online from specialty companies, or directly from small growers like Sarah Haven of Catkin Flowers in Brunswick, Maine. Ms. Haven’s flowers go straight to a dark barn to dry after harvest, keeping the colors as vivid as possible without dyeing them. She got into the business after two friends asked her to do their wedding flowers. “They wanted something that would last longer than their wedding day,” Ms. Haven said.

The romantic longevity of a dried bouquet is just a bonus. Ms. O’Donnell points out that flowers can also change over time. “You can be creative and experiment,” she said. “In the spring you can add fresh flowers. You can add a little water and then let them decompose a bit. And to combat the inevitable dust, she said, “just use a hair dryer on very low speed or take them out and give them a shake.”

Worried that this is not correct? Its good. “If it’s a bit undone and not perfect, it’s more interesting,” Ms. O’Donnell said.

Your local flower shop may stock dried flowers, but there are also several online stores with a wide variety. (If you don’t feel like trying your hand at a bouquet, there are many local and online stores that sell cute pre-made bouquets and can ship them as well.)

Start with five different elements and several stems of each. Aim for at least one of each of these four categories: tall, full, or soft rooms; delicate and textured stems; a bold statement flower; and herbs or greens as fillers. Gypsophila, or baby’s breath, is a favorite, or try caspia for a slightly more structured look. Rabbit tail grass or globe amaranth will give interesting shapes, and protea and banksia make nice statement options. Grocery stores often sell eucalyptus stalks, which are popular in dried arrangements and smell great, or Ms. O’Donnell suggests you can even look for fillers like cattails or wild herbs that grow in your area.

As a guide, your tallest pieces should measure about one to one and a half times the height of your vase.

Your selection of dried flowers and herbs

A pair of very sharp scissors

Tape

A vase

1. Use the masking tape to create a grid on the top of the vase. You will be placing the rods inside the grid, which will help your arrangement to stay in place.

2. Start with some of your tall, fuller stems to roughly define the shape you want your bouquet to take. If you find your stems to be really brittle, Ms. Haven suggests spraying them with a spray bottle while you work to give them a little more flexibility.

3. Add greenery that is similar or slightly shorter in height than your tall, full stems.

4. Place a few stems for your statement flowers. Try to place the first low enough in the vase and avoid perfect symmetry to keep things natural and modern. Play and see what looks good to you.

5. Look for empty spaces and add rods as needed.


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6 occasions to give a bouquet of flowers https://twillastinytreasures.com/6-occasions-to-give-a-bouquet-of-flowers/ Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/6-occasions-to-give-a-bouquet-of-flowers/ Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. Join AFP’s 100,000+ followers on Facebook Buy an AFP subscription Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes and Spotify News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com Advertising requests: freepress@ntelos.net (© LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS – stock.adobe.com) Imagine someone walking into your party and presenting you with a bouquet […]]]>


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Imagine someone walking into your party and presenting you with a bouquet of flowers that looks like the image on the right: what kind of face are you doing?

Without a doubt, with a big smile, take the gift from them and enjoy the innate and fragrant splendor of the bouquet.

It is the power of flowers. They brighten up any occasion with their vibrant scents of colors.

However, not all occasions are appropriate for giving a bouquet of flowers. Sometimes these just aren’t the best kind of gifts to give.

When then, does it make sense to offer a bouquet of flowers? What are the best occasions to present a bouquet full of flower collections?

Well, that’s what we’re about to find out.

Fortunately, there are many reputable gift delivery services online today, which means you should have no trouble sending your flowers. One of the most popular is Give Gift, which people use to send gifts to Hong Kong.

Birthday party

It is quite okay to go into a birthday party and present the celebrant with a bouquet of flowers. Flowers are an embodiment of love and good wishes.

By gifting someone with beautifully wrapped flowers, you are simply telling that person how much they mean to you and what you want for them for years to come.

Of course, your choice of flowers will depend on your relationship with the celebrant, as different flowers tend to have different meanings.

For example, red or pink roses are known for their sweetness and poetic romance. So if the celebrant is a bride, crush, girlfriend, or more than a friend, you can try a bouquet of 50 fresh red or pink roses.

If the celebrant is a parent (mom in particular), you can try anything from colorful roses (avoid red, please, they mean romance) to beautiful lilies or exotic orchids.

Birthday party

A great gift for your other half on your anniversary is a bouquet of flowers.

Flowers, as we know them, are a symbol of unfailing growth, undying love, and beauty.

By giving your sweetheart a carefully chosen bouquet, you are telling them that you appreciate the warm growth you have had with them, that you appreciate the undying love that you share, and that you want nothing more than to see him become. more and more beautiful by day.

Finally, here are some amazing flower gift ideas to give to your sweetheart on your birthday.

  • 1st anniversary: ​​carnation
  • 2nd anniversary: ​​Cosmos
  • 3rd anniversary: ​​Sunflower
  • 4th anniversary: ​​Geranium
  • 5th birthday: Marguerite.
  • 10th anniversary: ​​Jonquille.
  • 15th birthday: Rose.
  • 20th anniversary: ​​Aster.
  • 25th birthday: Iris.
  • 30th birthday: Lily.
  • 40th anniversary: ​​Gladiolus.
  • 50th anniversary: ​​yellow and purple roses.

New year celebration

If I am not mistaken, I believe that almost all parts of the world celebrate the transition from one year to a new year. This is happening in Western countries, African communities and, of course, all over Asia.

It is a great idea to give flowers on these days. Even if you don’t live in a country or city where people gather to celebrate New Years Day or New Years Eve, sending flowers is still a kind gesture.

In fact, in cities like Hong Kong, it is a great custom for people to give fresh flowers, potted plants, and bouquets as gifts on New Years Eve. If you live in Hong Kong, you want absolutely check out this florist in Hong Kong before the next New Years Eve.

Housewarming

A friend just moved? Or you welcome a colleague who has moved to your part of the country.

Flowers are always a great gift for this occasion. a reminder of several days of your warm welcome. But be sure to send a bottle of wine to complete the bouquet and your friendship.

If you cannot attend the celebration, please feel free to send your love in the form of a bouquet of flowers using an online flower delivery service like Hong Kong Flower Delivery Service.

Baby showers

It’s not every day that we celebrate the birth of a new child.

If you have a friend or loved one who has just had a baby, gifting them with a bouquet of flowers filled with love of white lotuses or an exquisite bouquet of cheerful yellow carnations is one of the best ways to celebrate the joy. .

Recover quickly

A Get Well Soon wish is one of those rare occasions when flowers are not meant for vitality and energy.

On this kind of occasion, you send flowers as a symbol of hope, motivation and comfort.

Whether it’s pink carnations, lilies or orchids, the point here is to wish that sick friend a speedy recovery.

Story by Uday Tank


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BloomAgainBklyn Recycles Beauty Into Fresh Floral Arrangements For Those In Need https://twillastinytreasures.com/bloomagainbklyn-recycles-beauty-into-fresh-floral-arrangements-for-those-in-need/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/bloomagainbklyn-recycles-beauty-into-fresh-floral-arrangements-for-those-in-need/ BloomAgainBklyn presented 300 flower arrangements at Cobble Hill Health Center earlier this month. Photos: Will Hasty / Brooklyn Eagle Earlier this month, the brownstone stoops along Pacific Street in Cobble Hill were filled with fresh flower arrangements. It looked like an outdoor flower show, and it was briefly. But above all, it was a staging […]]]>


BloomAgainBklyn presented 300 flower arrangements at Cobble Hill Health Center earlier this month. Photos: Will Hasty / Brooklyn Eagle

Earlier this month, the brownstone stoops along Pacific Street in Cobble Hill were filled with fresh flower arrangements. It looked like an outdoor flower show, and it was briefly.

But above all, it was a staging area for BloomAgainBklyn’s generous contributions of fresh flower arrangements for workers and patients at Cobble Hill Health Center.

Participants held signs of support outside the Cobble Hill Health Center.

Founded by Cobble Hill resident Caroline Anderson and Heights resident Donna Whiteford, BloomAgainBklyn is the city’s only nonprofit dedicated to the reuse and donation of fresh flowers to the elderly and victims of homelessness and trauma.

Some 16 brownstone stoops on Pacific Street were designated a “staging area” before volunteers presented 300 flower arrangements at Cobble Hill Health Center.

BloomAgainBklyn co-founder Caroline Anderson attended the event.

The event attracted Brooklyn eagle photographers and crowds of socially distant supporters, and was greeted by BloomAgainBklyn volunteers, Cobble Hill Health Center CEO Donny Tuchman, Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon and City Council Member Brad Lander.

The Eagle covered BloomAgainBklyn’s first fundraiser in May 2019.

A cheering hyper-local crowd gathered to express their gratitude for the tireless work of the Cobble Hill Health Center healthcare team in April. The Cobble Hill Health Center reunited with the Arbeeny family to celebrate the life of Norman Arbeeny in May.

State Senator Brian Kavanagh attended the event.


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The 5 Best Valentine’s Day Flower Arrangements Online, Across All Price Ranges https://twillastinytreasures.com/the-5-best-valentines-day-flower-arrangements-online-across-all-price-ranges/ https://twillastinytreasures.com/the-5-best-valentines-day-flower-arrangements-online-across-all-price-ranges/#respond Fri, 07 Feb 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/the-5-best-valentines-day-flower-arrangements-online-across-all-price-ranges/ Oregon is teeming with flower growers, and creative florists turn to these farms year round for fragrant flowers and decorative foliage. For Valentine’s Day, February 14, Beth Syphers of Crowley House Flower Farms & Studio near Salem suggests donors think beyond red roses. “Good designers and florists can use what’s in season in the area […]]]>


Oregon is teeming with flower growers, and creative florists turn to these farms year round for fragrant flowers and decorative foliage.

For Valentine’s Day, February 14, Beth Syphers of Crowley House Flower Farms & Studio near Salem suggests donors think beyond red roses.

“Good designers and florists can use what’s in season in the area – the first flowers like tulips and anemones – and make an amazing bouquet or arrangement,” says Syphers, which specializes in flowers, vines, naturally grown, high quality foliage and berries. .

The goal: Give someone you love a moment of happiness.

Florists will help write a card and explain the symbolism behind each flower.

Enjoy the flowers

Hand-tied seasonal flower bouquets for $ 50.15

For Valentine’s Day, online florists connect customers with local florists who can deliver fresh-cut flowers, in traditional and modern arrangements, as well as live plants and edible gifts.

Just in time to take advantage of the pre-Valentine’s Day sales, we have selected five online companies specializing in flower arrangements, in all price ranges.

Order a bouquet for February 14 or spring for a floral subscription that lets loved ones know they are remembered on special occasions and “just because” days.

Enjoy Flowers, a family business with over five decades in the flower industry, offers discounts of up to 15% and a free upgrade for prepaid subscriptions which can be canceled at any time.

Garden roses, hydrangeas, lilies, alstroemeria, carnations, Matsumoto and Charmelia – a variety of flowers of “charming beauty” – are grown using rainwater and using sustainable methods. in Colombia.

The flowers are delivered four days after harvest.

Hand-tied seasonal flower bouquets start at $ 50.15 or a DIY collection of fresh, loose stems starting at $ 41.65. Shipping is free to contiguous United States.

From You Flowers

Two dozen roses with bear and Godiva for $ 69.99

From You Flowers has a Valentine Rose Romance bouquet with a dozen roses on sale for $ 59.99 (18 roses for $ 79.99; two dozen roses for $ 99.99) plus service and handling charges (the prices change quickly). Benefit from an additional 20% discount with the code IR6.

Fresh red roses are bundled with soft greenery in brown parchment and tied with string, then delivered the same day by a local florist.

Modern rainbow roses, mixed floral bouquets, succulents, fruit gift baskets and other gifts are also available.

Two dozen red and pink roses with Godiva and a bear (seen here) cost $ 69.99 (usually $ 139.99 or $ 20 less for a dozen roses) plus the vase from $ 6.99 to 12.99 $ and service and handling charges. Tracking emails offer free shipping.

Some flowers can be arranged in a personalized “face vase” ($ 12.99) which is wrapped in your uploaded photo with your personalized text added.

1-800-Fleurs.com

Bouquet of Roses and Lilies in a Waterford Vase for $ 159.99 – $ 179.99

1-800-Flowers.com offers a Limited Edition Bouquet of Roses and Lilies in a Marquis by Waterford Lotus Vase for $ 159.99 to $ 179.99.

The crystal vase has a large scalloped top and wedge cuts that catch the light for added sparkle.

1-800-Flowers.com also features an arrangement with rose flowers sprinkled with gold at the ends as well as purple and lavender flowers gathered into a mixed bouquet.

The company, which started as a florist in 1976, owns Harry & David, based in Medford, Wolferman’s Bakery, Stock Yard’s steaks and chops (where you can get delivered in the evening) and Cushman’s, allowing the company to ship not only fresh flowers, but fruits, gourmet foods, gift baskets, cookies, baked goods, popcorn, specialty treats, premium chocolates, and premium steaks and chops.

Teleflora

Red Bouquet in a Red Mirrored Ceramic Vase for $ 68

Teleflora’s Radiant Red Bouquet, featuring red roses, white Asian lilies, red carnations and green accents, is on sale for $ 68. The arrangement is held in a bright red mirrored ceramic vase.

The company also offers same-day and next-day deliveries from local florists, as well as a bunch of daily deals, reward points, promo codes, coupons, and discounts for people logging their emails. for the first time.

Donors can choose a price and a local florist will create a one-of-a-kind arrangement with fresh, seasonal flowers.

Shop for Valentine’s Day themed or flower type arrangements, from roses and carnations to daisies, tulips, lilies and more.

There is a flower glossary to learn that birds of paradise, also known as crane flowers, look like a brightly colored bird in flight, and peonies have tissue paper petals that close at the bottom. shade and open with sunlight.

There is also a guide to writing “short and sweet” cards and messages.

Want to know the symbolism of a flower, what is its floriography called? Go to teleflora.com/signification-des-fleurs.

FTD

Bouquet Be my beloved for $ 49- $ 70

The FTD Be My Beloved Bouquet, on sale for $ 49 to $ 70 (usually $ 70 to $ 100), features pink, hot pink, and red roses, carnations, and alstroemeria.

The century-old business, which includes FTD.com, ProFlowers.com and ProPlants.com, partners with local florists to create and deliver flower arrangements available for same-day delivery.

The FTD Mercury Man logo is displayed in more than 30,000 flower shops in more than 125 countries. The long-standing slogan is #sayitwithflowers.

Valentine’s Day themed flowers are on sale with up to 30% off at ProFlowers.com

Harry and david

10 more flower ideas

Here at 10 Creative Ways To Shower A Loved One With Flowers From A Carefree Succulent Garden to farms that have festivals and picking days, where a stalk can cost as little as 25 cents.

Maybe you’d like to spread the love with a $ 60 annual membership to the Portland Japanese Garden? Mom will be able to sip tea in the new pavilion before strolling under the maple trees that change color with the seasons.

–Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

jeastman@oregonian.com | @janeteastman

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