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Flower of the Week. Hydrangea

The flower of the week is Hydrangea. Thought to be one of the most fragile of flowers these flowers a actually one of the hardiest. There are 70-75 species of Hydrangea. Hydrangea are native to Southern and Easter Asia notably Japan, Korea, and China as well as the Americas. The most common is White and

Flower of the Week. Anemone

These have got to be one of my favorites. Anemones come in a vast array of color.  Whether it be White, Red, Purple, Pink or Magenta. They are so delicate and beautiful. Anemone means Daughter of the Wind, form the Greek, Anemos the wind god. The plant was created by Aphrodite when her tears landed

Flower of the week. Banksia

Banksia Banksia is an Australian plant of 173 different species and all but one are native to Australia. Named after Sir Joseph Banks who was the first to European to collect specimens in 1770. The flower heads are made up of hundreds of tiny flowers grouped together.  They range from yellow to red. I find

Flower of the Week. The Gardenia.

The Gardenia. Did you know the Gardenia is in the Coffee Family? In fact it is. The Gardenia is actually named after Dr. Alexander Garden, a Scottish born naturalist. It’s know for it’s intoxicating fragrance.  Just saying the name Gardenia I can detect the fragrance even when not present. The meaning behind the Gardenia is

Valentine’s Day February 14

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Here are some things you want to consider when ordering your Valentine’s Day Flowers. Let’s begin with how to order your flowers. First of all ordering online is not always the best way to go.  When ordering online you are not always dealing with a real florist.  During

Tampa Bay Wedding Week

Today (January 31, 2016) is the final day for early registration. If you are planning a wedding in the Tampa Bay area you won’t want to miss this event. This is your opportunity to meet Tampa’s Premier Wedding Professionals and Venues.  

Flower of the Week the Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace Also known as wild carrot. Lovingly used in bridal bouquets and arrangements.  This flower is named after Queen Anne of Great Brittan and her Grandmother Anne of Denmark.  It is thought that the red fleck in the center appeared when Queen Anne pricked her finger on a needle while making lace.  Today

What it take to create your wedding day flowers.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create your wedding day flowers? These are things to consider when budgeting for your wedding day flowers from a florist point of view. Not everyone understands what it takes from beginning to end. So I have decided to give you a little insight on just how detailed

Tips on saving on weddings

Brides often ask me how they can save on their wedding flowers and here a few tips.   1. First look at what date you are picking for your wedding day.  Weddings around Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas tend to cost more since flower prices tend to go up.  Don’t forget if you are

Flower of the Week. The Lilac.

The Beautiful and Fragrant Lilac This flower is coveted by gardeners and brides alike.  For me it brings back memories of staying at my Grandmother’s house in the spring when they were in bloom surrounding the entire house.  With the windows open through the night you could smell the fragrance of one of the first