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Blue Roses

Whether you love them or hate them there is no denying they make a strong statement. Take these Blue Dyed Vendela roses. They come directly through the Dutch Flower Market and are quite shockingly blue . Imagine them combined with other flowers.... And then there you have it. Our bride Cathryn wanted these Blue Roses combined with medium sized dark centered sunflowers and this was the outcome. You have to admit this bouquet is memorable!  Would you consider this combination for your own wedding bouquet? We'd love for you to tell us! 

Being a Sucker for Sunflowers

Don't you just love Sunflowers ? Here at our 2 flower shops, we sure do! Although we are able to bring sunflowers into our store pretty much year round we especially love the summer months when we can buy huge locally grown ones from New Jersey .  Sunflowers are such a joy to design with. Although they look wonderful with other flowers, they especially look nice just by themselves. Don't forget about wedding designs. They dramatic flowers look amazing in wedding bouquets and centerpieces, not to mention on wedding cakes, like the ones pictured below.  Looking to send flowers to cheer someone up? Nothing says "smile, I'm thinking of you" more than a bouquet that includes a sunflower or two, don't you agree?  What's your favorite Sunflower design style? We'd love to know!! 

Sunflowers

One of our favorite flowers here in the store are sunflowers. Is is possible to view one of these happy blooms and not smile? What I love about how the flower world has changed, is that we can get these lovely flowers pretty much year round. Take these sunflowers that we are selling today for our $5 Friday Flower special. These are from a farm called Esmeralda Flower Farms and they are grown in the warmer climates in South America. We also get lovely sunflowers from the California farms and during the summer we are able to buy from local farms in New Jersey and up and down the East Coast.  This variety is called Sun Rich Yellow and they are grown in Mexico. Well, it might be January outside but it's summer here at the flower shop and I predict that they beauties will be all gone come 7 pm tonight. 5 stems for only $5 on Friday - it's a match made in floral heaven!!  Want to take advantage of our $5 Flower Specials each Friday? Sign up for our texting service by textin

Sunflower Weddings

 Ah, nothing says summer like a sunflower bouquet and so it's the perfect flower for a summer wedding, don't you think? Today's bride Jane wanted a fresh picked feel to her bouquet and I  think we really achieved that. Medium size sunflowers arranged with a rim of fresh babies breath and lemon leaves with a hint of monte casino white asters between the blooms adds just a touch of softness the bouquet would not have without them. I also love the pop of white and I think it will look smashing (did I just say smashing?) against her simple bridal gown.  For the men we are using Viking pom poms for the boutonniere. I like the fact that although they look like a sunflower, they are much smaller. This way they don't feel like they are wearing a ladies size corsage. Speaking of corsages, we also like using the viking pom pons to make delicate wristlet corsages like this one. It not only has the wristlet attached, we also include pins in case they decide to wear t