Japanese Flower Fair
A look at the Japan Bloom Fair that was held earlier this month in New York, showcasing the wide range of cut flowers available for export from Japan to the United States, including new varieties for 2012.
Earlier this month, Lindsey Taylor, our Style Director, and I went to the Japanese Bloom Fair here in New York, at the Japan Society. This is an amazing showcase of cut flowers from Japan for wholesalers, florists, event planners, and media. When we stepped into the Japan Society, we saw arches made of sweet peas, bouquets of ranunculus in unusual colors, and more.
Inside the showroom, there were vases and vases filled with cut flowers in every conceivable color, including a rainbow of sweet peas.
Sweet peas are just one of the many flower varieties that were shown. Here in New York, many of the flowers are sold through G. Page, a wholesale flower distributor.
As a favor, all of the guests received a bouquet of sweet peas to take home, which lasted on our desks for more than a week.
These camellias were so beautiful!
Leucocoryne and lindera at the Japan Society.
Bouquets of astilbe in monochromatic shades were displayed around the room.
Arrangements of gloriosa stand in the pond at the Japan Society.
Lisianthus and sweet peas arch over a sake bar.
The Japanese sweet peas are planted in November in large greenhouses in Osuzu, Miyazaki, Japan.
Soon, the sweet peas start growing in the greenhouses.
The show also highlighted many unusual varieties of flowers, including spray carnations, green ranunculus, huge dinner-plate dahlias, delicate tree peonies, and many colors of cosmos and roses.
The Japanese flower show was a wonderful burst of color and fragrance during the cold New York winter days.
There are some nice blog posts from around the web from other event planners, stylists, and florists who also attended the event. If you want to read more about their experieces, check out: