Monday, August 29, 2016

Notice anything different?

Check out our new website! With the love and attention Proteaceae and Australian natives have received over the last few years, we felt it was time for a change… plus, our fields have become home to so many new varieties of flora, we wanted give them a new home on the web as well. For the homepage we wanted to use more photos, so we gathered a bunch of our favorite truck and field shots – these images exemplify our spirit and passion for flower farming. We have many of these pictures hanging on the walls throughout the office and picked the ones we loved most, and our awesome web designer, Clement, put the site together.

We think the new website is awesome, hope you do too :)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

In the Field: Jester

We're welcoming a bounty of leucadendron in the field this season and when it comes to foliage color, we're embracing Jester’s lovely variegated palette. One look at Jester and you can understand why it is so named as it is definitely a ‘clown’ in the field sporting colors of bright pink, cream and green. Its other names, Safari Sunshine and Katie’s Blush make a delightful reference to all its colors and is a gesture to it being kin to Safari Sunset, though a much slower growing and smaller plant.

Like crowns in the field, Jester brings a rich and whimsical look to floral designs as well. Stunning no matter how you arrange it, Jester looks great when blended with an array flowers and other foliage or used as ‘focal flower’ in small arrangements. Here are some wonderful ways you can enjoy this fabulous leucadendron during these final days of summer and well into fall.

Instagram: Photos We Dig

Ten fabulous photos from SouthBound Bride, a South African wedding style & inspiration blog. Be it a romantic vineyard, boho beach, gorgeous game lodge, swish city, rustic farm or intimate and unique or traditional celebration, if it's beautiful and local, you'll find it on SBB. They feature real weddings, gorgeous details, down-to-earth advice and all the latest wedding trends from around the globe.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Protea – A Tropical Event Centerpiece

Ready for a summer break? Protea, tropical fruit and a palm tree take center stage in this uBloom video, and our friend, J Schwanke shows how with just a few components…you can create this fabulous arrangement on any scale. This Palm Tree Centerpiece is BIG…and perfect for a Buffet or Grand Celebration but J also shares tips for scaling this down for a patio party too. With several elements this centerpiece is easy to build and at the same time looks impressive and will be a show stopper! Click here to view the video:

Now, it’s time to create your own tropical centerpiece!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Summer Nights in the Garden

Created for a recent Summer Nights in the Garden event, the gorgeous flower crown above filled with protea, kangaroo paws and bottle brush was just one of many flaunted by guests at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Flowers on Your Head, a sold out hands-on garden workshop, created a fun photo opt that enchanted guests throughout the evening. We caught up with our friend, Mud Baron, to learn more about these trendy floral accessories, which are easy to design and provide a great way for men, women and children alike to show off their personal style.

Take a look as Mud is let loose on a warm summer night in the museum garden to bring his trademark floral head pieces to life.