Friday, September 12, 2014


Just to be on the record...  I LOVE dahlia!!!

We are such happy campers when dahlia season arrives in the market.

Hope you all had a lovely summer!!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Ranunculus, but rather unusual one here today.
I've posted quite few ranuculus since we made this blog, probably because I like them a lot.  Their colors are so luminous and beautiful, shaped so charmingly with fluffy multi petals, and best of all, I find ranunculus to be generally well behaving flower.
All flowers are beautiful, but not all flowers are user friendly.(as cut flowers)  So, we try to get to know the personality of flowers bit better by various methods. One of which (and I feel most effective) is to simply spend time with them. So this was a test to get to know this lovely new ranunculus from Japan!

What's so unusual with this ranunculus was the looks. It almost looks like poppies!
If you ask me, it has the elements of ranunculus, poppies, and anemones all together in one.
Very unusual and attractive.

Would it make IBG debut?

We shall see!!


Friday, January 24, 2014


Flowers make me happy any season, but there is something especially heartwarming about having flowers in the winter time.
Hyacinth has been one of my favorite flower around this time of the year.  They are highly fragrant, so perhaps not suited for some people, but definitely a lovely flower for those who enjoys all aspects of flowers.

Here they are, beautiful in white. ( I much prefer this white to white of snow!!)

 For us florists, winter in NY creates a lot of extra concerns at times.  Shipments can  be affected by the weather, the freezing temperature would require extra caution for delivery, etc. etc.
So the flowers are indeed precious and treated especially as such!  Ahh the winter challenge...

Stay warm everyone!