cut flowers

Creating Long-Lasting Floral Arrangements

October 11, 2013
Submitted by admin

A minimalist aesthetic is the hallmark of Spruce’s floral arrangements, which derive much of their beauty from their simplicity. Many of the arrangements are made to be dried and preserved.

Now that autumn has arrived, it’s time to think about salvaging the last blooms of summer before they wither away in your garden. Cut bouquets of roses, hydrangeas and other showy flowers can be preserved indoors for years if you let them dry naturally.

Australian plants are like the ultimate self-sacrificing mother: They give and give (certain trees can reach 20 feet in just a few years and flower for six weeks or more) but ask so little in return. (Fertilizer? Rain? If you insist.) Their fantastical forms, however — including sculptural, hairy, or waxy blooms in neon colors — are anything but matronly.       

This article was first published in Garden Design July/August 2012

Links We Love, Flower Edition: 4/11/12

April 11, 2012
Submitted by admin

- Furniture chain store West Elm will be offering pop-up floral stores for three consecutive weekends around the country, starting in late April. They've chosen some of the hippest and most popular florists from each area (including our contributor, Marigold & Mint!), so it's definitely worth stopping in to check out the stores. Single stems and arrangements will be sold. The complete list of florists includes:

Q&A: Debra Prinzing, Author of The 50-Mile Bouquet

April 11, 2012
Submitted by admin

Buying local has become an overarching mind-set, not just a way to shop for groceries. In her book, The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press), outdoor living expert Debra Prinzing, with photographer David Perry, documents farmers and  “eco-designers” around the United States who work with local, sustainable flowers. We asked Prinzing to preview some of the book’s big ideas.

Page 1 of 2