Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who came to the Social Media Workshop in Surrey yesterday. It was lovely to catch up with familiar faces and meet lots of new people too. I taught a two hour session in the afternoon about ‘How to use photos to promote your flowery business’. And I really enjoyed not only putting together my notes and PowerPoint for the session, but also being a trainer again, which I used to do in my old corporate job.… Read more
I’m in love…with a variety of narcissi which had not really come to my attention until this week. It’s name is Erlicheer and the ones featured in today’s blog post were grown in the Scilly Isles by Matthew Rogers of J R Stideford and Son, who very kindly sent me some.
Narcissus Erlicheer is a highly scented double headed white narcissi, with multiple florets on each flower head. And their double heads make them look like beautiful miniature roses. I made this very simple ‘topiary tree’ below, by gathering the stems together to create a dome-shape with the flower heads.… Read more
You may remember that last week I mentioned that I would be going into a lot more detail this week about my new love for dark florals? Well, today’s blog post features images of flowers, fashion, wallpaper and florists.
First off, I recently came across these stunning photographs above and below by Kari Herer, a photographer based in Maine in the States. Aren’t they stunning? They’re available on Kari’s Etsy shop. I love the contrast of the softly coloured flowers against the dark backgrounds.… Read more
If I did a survey and asked people what kind of flowers they would normally associate with Valentine’s Day, it’s very likely that the most popular answer would be red roses…do you agree? What I love about Philippa Craddock’s new collection for Valentine’s Day though is that, whilst including bouquets featuring this traditional choice of bloom, she’s also created some exquisite designs in alternative colour palettes and using seasonal flowers.
I adore the bright and cheery Churchill Bouquet above with its mixture of pink tulips, including double and fringed varieties.… Read more
When I was in Holland last November, visiting one of the floriculture trade fairs, I met Peter van de Werken, the inventor of Rainbow Roses. If you’ve not seen these quirky blooms before, they’re roses which have petals in the seven different colours of the rainbow.
Peter designed and developed this unique and natural colouring process. He graduated from Agricultural College in Den Bosch in 1992. During his studies, he specialised in biology, physics and chemistry. Then, in 1993, he opened his own nursery in Nederhemert in the Netherlands. One… Read more