Friday, November 30, 2012

Pick “Fresh”

Embrace the season to create simple, natural arrangements. 

Autumn has a shimmering, saturated color palette, as seen in protea, banksia, grevillea and leucadendron and more…

So, next time you shop for flowers, ask where they came from and who grew them.

Buying “local” means your blooms will be fresher and last longer.  Enjoy!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

We Thank Thee

For flowers that bloom about our feet; 
For tender grass, so sweet; 
For song of bird, and hum of bee; 
For all Things fair we hear or see, 
Father in heaven, we thank Thee! 
For blue of stream and blue of sky; 
For pleasant shade of branches high; 
For fragrant air and cooling breeze; 
For beauty of the blooming trees, 
Father in heaven, we thank Thee! 

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) 

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here on the Farm!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Protea Eximia

Protea eximia or sometimes called rosespoon, ray-flowered protea, broad-leaf sugarbush or duchess is a colorful flower with spoon-shaped bracts of pink and a soft central dome displaying a purplish wine color. While summer is the usual time for flowering, some varieties can be found throughout the year. Eximia looks great mixed in bouquets, centerpieces or simply bunched together and arranged by themselves. Here are a few creations we recent discovered flaunting this gorgeous blooms - Enjoy! 



Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pink Ice - A Fall Classic

Protea Pink Ice, Neriifolia x Susannae, is one of our hardiest and most abundant fall flowers! This gorgeous protea is comprised of a large bloom surrounded by fuzzy silvery-pink bracts that overlap to create a tall cup shape. Stunning no matter how you arrange them, pink ice look great when blended with roses, dahlias, tulips, waxflower, lilies, etc… or simply bunched on their own. Here are some wonderful ways pink ice have been mixed into hand-tied bouquets and simple arrangements for special occasions - Enjoy!