Clay Pot With Liner (Painted Black Stencil Of Jackolantern Face)
Wet Floral Foam
Foliage: Galax Leaves, Brown Seeded Eucalyptus
Rust Leondis Roses
Rust Red Rover Chrysanthemums
Yellow Daisy Mums
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Flower Shop Network's Best of the Best 2010
We post a TON of great articles here on the Bloomin' Blog, and we realize it might be a little hard to keep up. That is why we've created this post â€” the Best of the Best articles from 2010! (Just in case you missed one!) And if you're not one of our great subscribers, then do it now! You won't be sorry!
FLOWER FUN AND FLORAL TRENDS
Matching Corsage To Prom Dress
(April) The hottest trend in prom fashion, wild and crazy corsages that show off the teen's fun and funky dresses. Check out great prom corsage pics along with the dress they go with from a REAL high school prom. (Good ideas for next year moms & teens!) Probably my favorite post of last year, definitely a must see!
Design Inspiration Challenge
(September) We had SO MUCH FUN this summer with our Design Inspiration Challenge. How it worked: we selected an 'inspiration' or brilliant photo of art, architecture, butterflies... all sorts of things, and florists created an amazing flower arrangement 'inspired' by each photo. We got some very interesting submissions! Check them ALL out in this post, including our winner!
Floral Pocket Squares Trend
(October) This was a fun post because many people have never heard of a floral pocket square or how they are used. We made several designs in our studio to share with you. Floral pocket squares make perfect accessories to grooms who just can't do boutonnieres.
Trend Alert: Sushi Flowers
(September) For those who know me, know I had to choose this as a favorite. I love sushi! When I saw the sushi designs from this summer's floral conventions, I couldn't help but create this post!
Point The Way To Christmas With Beautiful Poinsettias (November) Fabulous ideas for how to decorate with Christmas poinsettias, and not just at the home but office, grandmas and everywhere! If you've got poinsettias left over from the holidays, don't miss this post!
Making A Comeback: The Carnation (November) Carnation is BACK! The poor flower had a bad rap for being cheap, but through new cultivars and sparked interest of fashionistas, the carnation is making its comeback!
Do You Know: Flower Parts
(January) Get back to botany with this post. Sure, you may know what a petal, stem and maybe even pistil is, but there is far more to learn. This one is great for those who want to learn more about flowers, or reeducate themselves. I even drew and painted the diagrams, check it out!
Tiptoe Through The Tulips
(February) I've written a lot of all-about-a-flower posts, but this one by far stands out. The history of the tulip is incredibly fascinating and inspiring. Read all about the background of the tulip, types of tulips, and how they are celebrated today. (Trust me, you'll be surprised!)
A Passion For Purple Flowers
(March) Guest writer and photographer Cindy Dyer shares with us her love for purple flowers. Take a look at purple flowers in a whole new way with her handy guide and gorgeous photos of purple flowers.
FSN At AIFD Southern Conference
(March) Maybe because it was my first ever floral show (I think I went to 7 last summer! WOW!) or the fact that part of it was held at the Chattanooga Aquarium, but I had so much fun at this show! The floral designs were jaw-dropping and everyone was so friendly. Definitely a must-read. (Also FABULOUS photos!)
The Harwood Cup Competition
(September) The Harwood Cup is a really interesting competition that asks floral designers to create something based on a particular work of art. This year it was a hand-crafted clay vase with stunning iridescent, yet earthy colors. This post is a favorite because of the incredible video that goes along with it. We interviewed the winner and he tells us his entire through process behind his design, very inspiring!!
Florists: You Are The Revolution
(July) What can I say about the Revolution, Boston? AMAZING. Phenomenal. With a dream-team of presenters and unique presentations that are years ahead of their time, how can you go wrong? (pics!)
Fresh Flowers Safe On Wedding Cakes?
(July) This was a question for our plant expert about using flowers on wedding cakes. It's a favorite because there is a handy chart of common edible flowers. Great for florists or bakers to bookmark!
The Unique 2010 Olympic Bouquet
(February) The bouquet used for last year's Winter Olympics had an remarkable story behind it, as well as a unique design! Find out more about it, and bouquets used in previous olympics.
JUST FOR FLORISTS FAVORITES
Unique Gift Trends You Need To Check Out
(October) This helpful guide goes more in depth than just giving you a few ideas. For each category there are gift suggestions for all types of consumers. You are sure to find new ideas to match your client's demographics!
Elements of Design: LINE
(March) Great reference for creating floral designs using line. From the basics of 'what is line?' to different types of line, this is a handy bookmark for florists! Great reference.
4 NEW Creative & Unique Vase Ideas
(May) Great ideas for florists to spice up their everyday vases. There is even ideas for creating a vase recycling program in your shop!
(November) Each week, on Monday, we post a note on our Facebook Page with 5 great 'one-liners' for florists to use. They can post them on their social networks, use on a sign in their shop, send emails using a one-liner as a subject. The possibilities are endless! Definitely a great bookmark!