Wednesday, July 21, 2010
For anyone who loves to have colors for their event, dahlias are your friend!
The natural season of dahlias are summer to early fall. When the first frost arrives in the fall, that's when the dahlia season is absolutely done. So that means we will have few months of this gorgeously colorful flower ! Yey!
Dahlias come in couple of different shapes, such as round cute ones, huge dinner plate sized ones, and spiky petal ones like above. Available in ranges of colors from light to dark, and they are all lovely.
My problem usually is picking which ones I like best.
Summer heat continues here in NY... I am definitely going to get some ice cream this afternoon!
Stay cool everyone!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Wouldn't sunflowers be the first flower you'll think of as the summer flower?
It certainly is for me !
Though there are lot's of beautiful summer flowers to be enjoyed, I think the big, bold and cheerful presence of sunflowers very much represents the joys of summer.
Sunflowers are actually available throughout the year but it's natural season is definitely summer. The surge of sunflowers at the flower market was a brilliant sight!
I often talk about flowers having "energy" when it's in season, and it's true. They do possess special strength and beauty that are not found other times. It's the " X factor " (undefinable "something" that makes for star quality.)
For that reason, I encourage clients to go with flowers that are in season for their events.
Embracing the season definitely is one of a key to having a successful floral event!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Have you eaten fresh blueberries lately? They are so very much in season and sure enough, DELICIOUS!
There are few botanical materials that are available in the market which fascinates me every time I see them and blueberries are one of those. Perhaps it's because I know them too well as fruits and not as floral material. Seeing cute plumpy clusters of berries on the gorgeous green branches delights me every year!
Needless to say, it is one of our favorite material to use when they are in season.
They(growers) do cut them before all of the berries turn blue (so berries don't easily fall off during transportation etc), so majority of the berries are green with hint of blue ones. And yes, blue ones are edible! ( personally tested. yum!) I do suggest washing them before eating.
By the way, it's July 4th today!
Happy Birthday America!
Enjoy the great holiday weekend everyone!