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With Love from High Camp

January 26th, 2015 by Estelle Mays

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This elegant & charming gifting item from High Camp is delightfully simple.  A beautiful presentation which can be ordered online is number five on the 2014 Favorite Things list from Oprah Magazine. “It’s gardenia heaven in a beyond-elegant box;” says Winfrey.

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Elegant Winter Wedding

January 21st, 2015 by Estelle Mays

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Gorgeous Whites, Creams, and Greens from our member Flowergarden, TX.  Garden Roses, Anemones, Star of Bethlehem, Dusty Miller, eucalyptus perfectly suited to the bridal colors.

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Love your Florist For Valentine’s!!

January 17th, 2015 by Estelle Mays

A wonderful tribute to all of our florists worldwide! They work very hard for us all!

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The Art of the Heirloom

January 15th, 2015 by Estelle Mays

Chives, Sarah JacobyCommon milkweed, by Nancy Blum


Hudson Valley Seed Library is featured significantly in the New York Times!!

The “Art of the Heirloom,” as the title goes, is ecological, historical, commercial and participatory.  The collection of  59 seed-pack designs are featured in an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden thru July 19, before going on a yearlong tour, with stops at the Philadelphia Flower Show; the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, outside Worcester, Mass.; and the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, Calif.)

Midnight Garden Flower Mix, by Tonja SellSnapdragon Mix, by Olivia Mew

From right to left, top to bottom:  Chives by Sarah Jacoby; Common-milkweed by Nancy Blum; Midnight Garden Flower Mix by Tonja Sell; Snapdragon Mix by Olivia Mew

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G. Page Flowers ~ Early 2015

January 13th, 2015 by Estelle Mays

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Stupendous beauty from G. Page wholesale market, NYC!!

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Best in Show!

January 9th, 2015 by Estelle Mays

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As seen in Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Flower magazine.

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Dior in Miniature

January 6th, 2015 by Estelle Mays

This is a testament to the artist’s dedication to details.  Impressive!!

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December 23rd, 2014 by Estelle Mays



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New Year’s Day:CLOSED

Dec 24th 7-1:00pm PST  ••  Dec26th 7- 1:00pm PST

Dec 31st 7-1:00pm PST  ••  Jan 2nd , 2015:7-1:00pm PST

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Rainy Days and Christmas

December 19th, 2014 by Estelle Mays

early morning at bloomers. barbara wyeth

It may be raining outside…

But, Christmas is still happening at member florist, Bloomers, SF!!

photo courtesy of Barbara Wyeth

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Today is National Poinsettia Day!

December 12th, 2014 by Joy Sui


Indigenous to Mexico and Central America, the poinsettia was a symbol of purity to the Aztecs because of its brilliant color. The poinsettia was named after U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and amateur botanist, Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett who had sent some seedlings of the plant back to the US. Over the years, it has remained a holiday favorite because of its color, and some recognize the flower as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem.

Mexican legends tells the story of a girl who can only offer weeds to Jesus on Christmas Eve, and when it was brought to church, it blossomed into beautiful red poinsettias, Flores de Noche Buena, flowers of the holy night.

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