Floral Design

See 'Art in Bloom' at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

February 13, 2014
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A look at Jason Gamrath’s work that will be on display at Art in Bloom. Photo Jason Gamrath

Spotlight: The Life of a Flower in the Rose Parade

December 29, 2013
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Watched by millions each year, the Tournament of Roses Parade, held in Pasadena, Calif., is a New Year's Day tradition for many. Celebrating its 125th anniversary, the parade has evolved from the quaint flower-decorated horses and buggies of 1890 to today's elaborate floats featuring high-tech computerized animation and exotic natural materials from around the world. Because the flowers that cover the floats will only live a few days, decorating must be completed in record time.

 

Garland Revisited: Fresh, Fun and Full

December 11, 2013
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If garland was a dessert, it’d be your grandmother’s apple pie. Always there at the holidays, always delightful, but never much different than the year before. This season, add a contemporary twist to familiar tradition with new mixed garland and creative displays.

Arrangements for All Seasons

November 08, 2013
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How do you put together an elegant floral arrangement? The same way you make a delicious meal…with a recipe. Nature offers us many flavors from fresh blooms and ornamental twigs to colorful foliage and gorgeous vines.  This holiday season while you peruse recipes for family gatherings, why not serve up a bountiful autumn arrangement alongside.

Creating Long-Lasting Floral Arrangements

October 11, 2013
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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.

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