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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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Kate’s Winter Harvest

December 2nd, 2014 by Estelle Mays

kate's christmas tabletopBBrooks Fine Flowers member  Kate McEwen-Cage of Kate’s Blossoms, CA, annual visits to see her family in Western Washington, always include the seasonal sourcing of her studio’s found/antique containers, ephemera  for gift services, and time to talk to the locals about their  geographical, garden area.

This year marked Kate’s first late autumn harvesting of numerous species evergreens, winter budded  branches (hazelnut, witch hazel), moss beds, moss logs, driftwood and  agates, from the forests, gardens, and beaches of the region. For over a  week, Kate traveled in her van, picking and storing this season’s collection of forest botanicals.  Between now and Christmas, these beautiful elements will be included in Kate’s Blossoms studio gift services floral  designs.

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Displayed here, in  Kate’s outdoor studio, is some of the beautiful seasonal product Kate brought back.  Kate’s talented  husband Raymond was kind enough to build her a  wonderful outdoor workstation, in the form of a heated gazebo!  Some of us are lucky enough to be florists. And, some of us are lucky enough to be Kate!

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