The Ladybug Blog

Garlands of Greenery

Greenery Garlands have become all the rage, but can be a bit costly.  Typically a upscale garland of Italian Ruscus and Seeded Eucalyptus will start between 20 – 25 dollars per foot.  This does not include any additional flowers in the garland.  To help with costs we suggest placing greenery on the table to create the look and feel of a garland.  This will still give you the same look, but at a lower more cost effective alternative.  Those garlands sure are beautiful, but can really break the budget quickly.  Greenery can cost more than some flowers.  It’s all about demand.  For instance Seeded Eucalyptus and Italian Ruscus has doubled in price in the past year due to the fact that it is in such demand.

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French Country Bridal Bouquet

Brittney and Kyle’s Wedding

Ceremony and Reception

The Columbia Restaurant Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

It’s always fun to create something different with texture.

When a bride gives you a chance to create a one of a kind bridal bouquet.

The bridal bouquet consisted of Feverfew, White Tulips, French Lavender, Craspedia, Seeded Eucalyptus, Italian Ruscus.

When designing flowers and clients want a particular look you have to have knowledge of design styles from around the world.

Here at Apple Blossoms we take great care and time in researching design style from around the world and our clients are always very happy with knowing that we always pay close attention to detail and quality.


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Pixie Terrariums

Pixie Terrariums

Terrariums are all the rage.  I remember making terrariums back in the 70’s when I was just a kid.  We would collect small plants and items in the mountains and create these amazing little echo systems that would last for years with little care.  It’s like looking into a miniature garden.  The plants we use in our terrariums here at Apple Blossoms Floral Designs are called Pixie Plants.  These plants have been cultivated to maintain a miniature garden.  These are great for the office or the home.  They have also become very popular as wedding centerpieces or a signature arrangement on a special table such as a sign in table, or gift table.  Who wouldn’t want to receive these as a gift that keeps giving?

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Christmas at Apple Blossoms Floral Designs

We brought back Christmas of years gone by.  Creating feelings of nostalgia with the Aluminum Christmas Tree and color wheel to the ceramic Christmas tree my Mom made more 40 years ago.  The Sled was my Mom’s Brother’s Sled that was passed down to my brother and I who enjoyed many years of bitter cold days riding the back roads around Central Pennsylvania.

So stop by Apple Blossoms Floral Designs at 3625 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609 and take a step back to your childhood.

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Succulents as far as you can see

I was so lucky today to have spent some time on a bit of a field trip.

I went to the central part of the state with 102 planters to a succulent growers and it just blew my mind.

The planters will be filled with a selection of succulents for an event we have coming up in October.  It will take seven weeks for the succulents to grow to fill the containers.  I can’t wait to see the end result.

Here are a few pictures of the amazing succulents I had the privilege to enjoy.


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Blue and White Bridal Bouquet

A Luxurious Blue and White Bridal Bouquet with a combination of Blue Hydrangea, White Roses, White Freesia, White Lisianthus, and Blue Delphinium.

With complementing Bridesmaid Bouquet and Flower Crown.


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Mother’s Day is May 14

We are getting all geared up for Mother’s Day here at Apple Blossoms Floral Designs.

Give us a call at 813-985-6409 to order your Mother’s Day Flowers.

Below are a few examples of designs we can provide for your Mom.

These are just examples of our work.  Each arrangement is created as an individual and sure to please your Mom this Mother’s Day.

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