Thursday, December 27, 2012

happy holidays

Happy holidays everyone!
No, we didn't move to the North Pole.  (Though one may think that we did with this very long absence!)

With so much that has happened since our last post,( and which was mostly out of our control),  I almost do feel like we've been to the North Pole and back.
At times an exhausting journey, but it would be wrong to deeply complain.  And that's the honest truth.

Though this greeting comes bit delayed, we hope that you are all enjoying the holiday season and wish you a wonderful, beautiful new year 2013!

May your new year be full of good health, laughter and love.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I don't know what people would consider the most memorable floral element is in a wedding. It probably differs by each individual. (as in anything.) For me, the bridal bouquet holds a special place on the list. It usually is the first floral thing the bride sees on her special day, and it stays with her for longer than any of the elements we make. (and it's photographed many times!) So we listen very carefully to the bride's wishes and try to figure out what would make her happy and most importantly what would be the best botanical solution to create that bouquet. Often times it ends up being a bit of challenge,(due to seasonality and availability of desired materials) but we try our best to accomplish this part of the project!

Request for this bouquet was to use "dusty muted tones". Also to be natural but not overly natural. I thought the sophisticated coloration suited the bride very well.

Congratulations to the lovely couple!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012


It probably isn't uncommon that one has an experience or two ruining houseplants. Even if you carefully tend to it, sometimes it just doesn't work. It happens. That's nature. (so I think) What I am trying to say is that it's not always easy to grow things. So no wonder things such as topiary cost so much in the market. It takes time to make it grow, and shape it! Well, knowing that it may require mighty patience, we decided to make topiaries ourselves so a bride can have them for her wedding table and still fit in her budget. Actually, not us, but Hana did. It was her dedication to go the extra miles.

So for two months, they were pampered at "Spa Hana", going through daily treatments and many hair cuts so they would grow into this shape. It was more haircuts than any of us (Hana Sarah and I) for sure! On the wedding day, they were absolutely the most charming thing. I hope they are all now living happily at some guest's house!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

peony bouquet

This was our last peony bridal bouquet of the season! It's getting so hot everyday that peonies are already distant memory... We were lucky to be able to make this bouquet with peonies couple of weeks ago!

Another heatwave is coming... Stay nice and cool everyone!


Friday, June 29, 2012

single petal peonies

Among many flowers we deal with, and even though it's not anything new we haven't seen as a flower type, there are few of them that makes an deep impression because it was so beautiful. I feel that way about this single petal peonies we came across in the beginning of June. So perfect in every way, I thought it was the prettiest peony I've seen this year! It was a joy to work with them, and a joy to be able to release them to our client!

Wishing you all a wonderful July 4th next week!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012


For some reason unknown, tulips weren't the most popular flower choice for our clients this spring. Humm...this was quite mysterious to me. Spring is the peak season for tulips, what that means is that it's the most beautiful season for them. The ranges of colors and variations (such as parrot, fringed)they have are especially wonderful in spring!  Perhaps the perceived value of tulips have gone down since you see them at a supermarket or deli all around the city. But why say no straight away to something that is so full of energy and beautiful just because you see them often?   I want to  encourage people to take a chance on re-discovering tulips.   I think open mindedness can often bring unexpected wonderfulness.

I hope you are all having a wonderful spring!


Sunday, April 1, 2012


We recently used these for arrangements to add some textural interest.
The name is "pincushion". Common names of some flowers are so straight forward! There is no doubt that this is a perfect name for it. (though I always think it looks like an underwater creature as well.)

They are definitely unique and interesting!
Available in shades of corals and yellows.


Saturday, March 3, 2012


All anemone and just anemone bouquet!
These are almost all of the colors available in the market.
(though no pure white ones were used in this bouquet)
It was so lovely seeing them together as one bouquet.
Simple and happy.
Often the best combination.

Hope you are all having a wonderful beginning of March.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Phalaenopsis orchid

You must have seen this flower Phalaenopsis orchid somewhere, at least once or twice in your life. (Probably in white.) It is widely appreciated as a plant, but also available as a cut flower.
The elegant arching formation of the plant certainly adds to the already luxurious look of the blossoms. High-end in looks and price category as well, but they possess elegant qualities that are irreplaceable.
I thought you'll enjoy a dash of passionate pink just in time for a Valentine's day!

By the way, here is a little tip on caring for a Phalaenopsis orchid plant from my own experience : 1. When watering, water well, but make sure to drain well. The roots don't like to sit in a puddle of water. 2. Use luke-warm water. remember their origin is southeast Asia, they like warm temperature.

This works very well and my phalaenopsis orchid plant at home are happy and blooming.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

a new year

A happy new year to you all!!
We hope you've been well and enjoyed the holiday season.
It's been a while since our last post, but we've been busy and well doing variety of things as you can imagine.

Here at inbetween greens, our new year began working with a small collection of lovey white flowers.
Starting with white flowers felt quite fitting to mark the beginning of a brand new year, like opening a new sketch book!
And being that the occasion was a wedding, it was additional loveliness to start working on a special happy note.

These tulips were my personal favorites among the flowers we used.
There is something about tulips that's very uplifting and refreshing!

We hope your new year will be a wonderful beautiful one!