Friday, May 17, 2013


There were so many lovely flowers which was in season since our last post, but time just flew away somewhere and it's May now!!

Well, can't do anything about the time that past...  so I picked "peony" as today's post, because it's currently in full season!

And, it's simply gorgeous.

This particular beauty is called the Coral charm. Though we have used this variety as a cut flower for a while,  I was just thinking that I haven't seen this variety in anyone's garden. But I recently saw it sold (as a potted plant) in the botanical garden shop.  How delightful.

I love the color, shape, and how they change with time.
In fact, seeing the bud which are so small and tight bloom into this big and beautiful thing is wonderfully  magical.

We have a lot of  "favorites" in May,  but  coral peony is one of the top on my list for sure.

Here it was in one of the centerpiece we designed for a wedding.

Congratulations to the happy couple and the charming family!!


Sunday, February 10, 2013


I thought this post would be appropriate for Valentine's day month.
One "giant" red  rose!!
Well, I don't think any of the rose growers have discovered a way to grow such a large rose yet.  So until they do, it requires a bit of creativity to achieve this look. This style of bouquet is known as "glamelia" or "composite bouquet".

Whole heaps of roses are taken apart petal by petal, wired, and then reassembled to form the large single flower look.  Relatively simple process, but putting back many many many and many rose petals (you don't even see some of  them!) is almost an endless process...  almost!

But well worth the effort when it was for someone who really loved it.

We were additionally delighted when a link to beautiful photography arrived for us to see. 
What a lovely way to record their happy day!

Click here for more event photos by wonderful Jessica Shmitt Photography

A Happy Valentine's day to the lovely couple, and  to all of you romantics out there!


Sunday, January 27, 2013


Hello everyone!
A bit of color to warm up your soul!  Oh my it's been so cold  in NY!
Hopefully it will ease up a little this week.

Ranunculus, I actually have not met a single being who doesn't like this flower.
The round cute shape, feather weight delicate multi petals, and beautiful luminous colors...
it's full of attractive features.  Just lovely.

I am so happy when they are in season.  They certainly warm up my soul.