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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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.)
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
Stupendous beauty from G. Page wholesale market, NYC!!
This is a testament to the artist’s dedication to details. Impressive!!
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.
BBrooks 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.
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!