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It's Not Easy Being Green

Sorry, I could not resist throwing a little fun into this " Green Themed " blog and don't you just love Kermie anyway? Actually, it is very easy being green at least in the floral design world. Have you ever noticed that when your food arrives to your table at an upscale restaurant their is usually something fresh and green on your plate?  Have you ever wondered why they add a sprinkling of fresh herbs on top of certain foods before presenting them? It is because these herbs not only brighten the palate but also liven the color of the food on the plate. Half the experience of eating is the presentation of the food on the plate and how appealing it looks to the eye. The reason we often add green to our floral designs , is the same reason that chef's add a pop of green on their culinary creations. Adding neutral green adds depth to the design as well making the other colors in the arrangement seem more vibrant. Take the arabicum, berries and hanging amaranthus in

St. Patrick's Day Flowers

You know what they say, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day ! Although it's not a huge floral holiday for us, we do send out our fair share of fun, Irish themed floral arrangement, and I'll bet this years Irish Puppy will be our best seller. With our shop in Princeton, NJ and Yardley PA, we deliver to over 70 zip codes - even on Sunday!  All green arrangements are always popular but never more so that on March 17th. This arrangement below called Green Graces is on our website year round but it's especially popular during this holiday!    Don't you just love Bells of Ireland ? Yes, those tall stalks of lovely green bell shaped flowers. We use Bells of Ireland in our arrangements year round but at this time of year they take on special meaning!    Don't you just love this hand tied bouquet of all green flowers with the little shamrock made from wire? This Shamrock Bouquet is the perfect gift for the holiday weekend for someone who has their ow

Creams and Greens

With all the colors available to us, I have to say that I'm still a sucker for creams and greens. It's just so relaxing, elegant and unassuming, don't you think. One of this past weekends weddings for bride and groom Krystal and Rob had us doing flowers in shades of green (yes green flowers) and off whites. Below is the design bench as designer Norman works on one style centerpiece for their reception. Clear cylinder vases filled with ivory roses, cream hydrangeas, bells of Ireland and buplurium accented with natural ruscus. These are going to look amazing on the tables.   I especially loved her brides maids bouquets. Here is me holding one which matched my outfit perfectly! :) I especially loved Krystal's bouquet of cream dahlias and roses, white arabicum and super green garden roses. Light accents of buplurium kept the bouquet from looking to planned and gave her the natural feel she was going for. Such a pretty late summer flower combination don't you

Fresh into the Shop This Week!

Like a kid in a candy store, we all gather when the flowers arrive, especially our Dutch shipments. Above, these gorgeous mini callas are such a pretty pink. They are so perfect, they look fake, don't you think?  We love dahlias and it's the season for them. we love getting them in assorted colors so that we can really play!!   Lotus pods are so cool and are fun to design with. Not an inexpensive flower but long lasting and super cool for those looking for something a bit different in their floral design. Most folks are used to the dried ones but they are green when they are fresh. Craspedia or also called Billy Balls , we love designing with the little yellow balls on a stick. They are super cute in wedding designs, especially boutonnieres! To see these and more of our flower designs, be sure to check out our website at www.sendingsmiles.com

Cool Colored Carnations

I love carnations. Ok, I just said that out loud and I'm not embarrassed or ashamed. What does the world have against carnations anyway. Look at these cool green ones that are now available. At one time if you wanted green carnations for St. Patrick's day you had to dye them but that's not longer the case. These awesome carnations are called "Prado" and are naturally a soft, minty green. What a wonderful shade used alone or with other colors. This cute "Beer Mug" created by Designer Holly is the perfect floral gift for St. Patrick's Day, don't you think? Here we are using the same Carnations to make pretty corsages for a corporate event. A touch of wax flowers and soft ribbon make for a very sweet corsage. Here is another shade of carnation that has almost an antique feel to them. A soft pink, with green margins, these corsages are for the winners of the Tribute to Women in Industry event being held at the Hyatt - Princeton today. How cute is