Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Day at the Zoo

No I don't mean a day at work. I spent a day at the Lowery Park Zoo with my Mom, Dad, and Partner Rahn about a week ago. What a wonderful place. I was a bit optimistic about going in the back of my mind, but was more than pleasantly surprised. I found the Lowery Park Zoo to be not only full of some of the most unique creatures I have ever seen, but some of the most well behaved children I have seen in a long time. We ended up spending over four hours viewing magnificent creatures who in my opinion seem to be observing us as much as we did them. I not only enjoyed the Zoo, but more importantly enjoyed a day with the family. That doesn't happen too often these days, and when I do get a chance I cherish every moment. If you are ever visiting the Tampa Bay area take a day to enjoy the Lowery Park Zoo. I highly recomend it.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bridal Bouquets

Each Bouquet brings out the personality and style of each bride. Connecting with the bride to create just the perfect bouquet can be as easy as 1-2-3. I always take it just one step beyond their expectations. On occasion I have had brides tear up when they first see what I have created for them. I must say Bridal Bouquets are one of the things I enjoy making.

Some of my latest creations at Apple Blossoms Floral Designs & Gifts, Tampa

Make a Wish
Donated Centerpiece

After Wedding Reception this Past Weekend 9/6/2008

Dining Room Centerpieces

Cocktail Table Centerpieces

Entry Arrangement

Table on Lani.

White Bromeliads.

Cocktail Table Arrangement again.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sidewalk Sale Days!!!!!!

Stop by the store for incredible SAVINGS on Martha Stewart/Southern Living Cookbooks, Martha by Mail Gadgets/Cookware/and Accessories, Silk Floral Designs, Silk Floor Plants, and much more.

Sidewalk Sales Days

September 5 & 6

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Flower Meanings

I often get asked about meanings of flowers. In the past Posies were designed to convey a myriad of affections. Here are just a few.

  • Alstroemeria - Devotion
  • Amaranthus - Unfading Love
  • Amaryllis - Pride, Beauty
  • Anemone - Forsaken, Fading Hope
  • Aster - Afterthoughts, Love of Variety
  • Bouvardia - Enthusiasm
  • Carnation - Pure and Ardent Love
  • Chrysanthemum - Cheerfulness
  • Coxcomb - Affection
  • Daffodil - Regard, Hope, Unrequited Love
  • Delphinium - Heaven
  • Forget-me-not - Constant Love
  • Freesia - Innocence
  • Gardenia - Refinement, Joy
  • Gladiolus - Strength of Character
  • Gypsophilia ( Baby's Breath ) - Innocent
  • Heather - Beauty in Solitude
  • Hyacinth - Play, Game
  • Hydrangea - Heartlessness
  • Hypericum ( St. Johns Wort ) - Animosity
  • Iris - Communication, Eloquence, Wisdom
  • Larkspur - Fickleness, Haughtiness, An Open Heart
  • Leptospermum - Ardent, Attachment, Haughtiness
  • Lilac - Youthful Innocence
  • Lily, Asiatic - Sweetness
  • Lily, Casablanca - Purity
  • Lily, Oriental - Majesty, Splendor
  • Lily of the Valley - Increased Happiness
  • Limonium - Remembrance
  • Lisianthus - Confidence
  • Muscari ( Grape Hyacinth ) - Timidity
  • Narcissus - Love of Self
  • Orchid, Cymbidium - Refinement
  • Ornithogalum ( Star of Bethlehem ) - Purity
  • Peony - Bashfulness, Indignation
  • Poppy - Imagination, Wealth, Success
  • Queen Anne's Lace - Heaven
  • Ranunculus - Radiant Charm
  • Rose - Love
  • Snapdragon - Graciousness
  • Solidaster - Allow me time to think
  • Statice - Remembrance
  • Stephanotis - Happiness in Marriage
  • Stock - Lasting Beauty
  • Sunflower - Pride, Worship, Devotion
  • Sweet Pea - Delicacy
  • Tulip - Fame
  • Veronica - Fidelity
  • Viburnum - Thoughts of Heaven
  • Waxflower - Riches