Design magic – fresher hand-tied bouquets

Brides often wish for the natural look of a hand-tied bouquet with the flower freshness of a water-filled bouquet holder. With a little design magic, we can have both.                                                                                         … Read More >>>

Add seasonal vibe to wedding cakes

In search of decorative wedding cake ideas?                                                                                 Fresh flowers are a popular choice for wedding cake décor. You can add a natural vibe with seasonal color and texture. The rich … Read More >>>

4 Tips for Wedding Pew Markers

One way to make your most honored guests feel special on your wedding day is by making sure the people most important to you are seated in the front giving them a good view of the ceremony.                                                                   … Read More >>>

Tears on a wedding day shouldn’t be for the bouquet!

I love weddings. Sadly, as every florist knows and some brides learn, these events can be rough on fresh flower bouquets. We’ve all heard of bridal bouquets that have been mistakenly stored in a freezer, left in the sun, forgotten in a car, dropped on the floor or worse.  It isn’t pretty to watch ‘things fall apart’ for a bride on her wedding day. Imagine… Her bouquet gets a hard … Read More >>>

Visit Vizcaya … a historical Miami villa

We were visiting Vizcaya. Our taxi turned off a busy Miami highway, near Coconut Grove, onto a quiet, cool, shady lane. We gazed into overgrown foliages lining either side of the winding, graveled road. Sun-bleached and moss laden stone statuary, standing within the native woodland landscape, witnessed the car’s arrival. Our driver said softly “This reminds me of my old country. Haiti.” He was right. It did seem as though … Read More >>>

Send Valentine’s Day flowers you love!

  5 Top Tips for ordering great Valentine’s Day flowers   Develop a good relationship with your local florist.             A professional florist, who knows you personally, is more likely to know your floral preferences. They can customize the flowers you send (and receive) to exceed your expectations.  As a bonus, there are less handling fees when working directly with your personal florist instead of third party transferred orders and … Read More >>>

10 Tips for Thanksgiving decorating.


Impress your family and friends, at the Thanksgiving meal, with your holiday centerpiece. The color and fragrance of fresh flowers on the table makes them feel like special guests. Allow the colorful foliages, textures and forms of the autumn season to inspire you.            As I wind up my curving driveway in the Fall, I always feel as though I am entering a live postcard. We can use … Read More >>>

Inspired by the Space

  Guests coming? To quickly add natural beauty to a room, simply add a few fresh flower faces to your favorite vases in special places. Enjoy impressing friends and family with your flower-savvy talents and celebrate life with flowers!    Follow these easy steps when arranging flowers for those special places in your home: Choose five eye-catching spaces –                                                  What are the special places in your home … Read More >>>

The Cascading Bridal bouquet returns as a wedding favorite

Cascading bouquets are back as the favorite floral design of trendy brides. After years of choosing the simple, easily duplicated ’round-moundy’ hand-tied bouquets, brides are realizing how gracefully cascading bouquets flow from a bride’s hand. A more sophisticated look; these designs add a touch of elegance against the background of their beautiful gowns.     When in comes to trends, whatever we have been doing – we decide to do the very opposite … Read More >>>

Daffodils or Jonquils? What is the difference?'sblog

Do you enjoy a springtime walk amidst sunny Daffodils …                                      or are those Jonquils?   Yes, I ‘m guilty, too.  I often use the names, daffodil and jonquil, interchangeably when referring to these happy-faced flowers of early spring.     As the first flowers to pop up beneath the brown branches of … Read More >>>