Love’s Me… A new spring color out now!
Teleflora caught this and we re-blogged it so you could see….
Floral Design by Michelle Perry-White
Photography by Ron Derhacopian
Text by Bruce Wright
from the 2010 issue of Flowers& magazine
Floral design – 2010 trends
The floral experts at Flowers& magazine (a magazine for the floral industry) have compiled an interesting and insightful combination of design trends for 2010. We thought it was so interesting that we’re republishing those six trends here on Flower Blog!
1. Passion – While passion usually runs high in the world of flowers, this year we think it will be even more pronounced with saturated colors in deep hues of red and purple – colors with names that sound passionate, like cassis, crushed berry and fuchsia. Held in vessels made of metallics and clear glass, these colors really pop.
2. Gustavian – This second trend borrows the name of a royal – King Gustav of Sweden – to describe a trend that is equal parts regal and Scandinavian in tone. Using classical forms in a modern way, Gustavian bouquets are clean and fresh in tones of white, cream and blue while only incorporating a single color or type of flower in the bunch. Vases or urns that are footed are particularly well-suited here.
3. Vintage Charm – A yearning for happy memories of days gone by makes this trend timely in 2010. Using well-loved (and well-used!) garden accessories like grandma’s watering can or a classic topiary form are a hallmark of this style. Flowers in these arrangements are seen in primarily in pastel shades with a bright bloom or two for accent.
4. Global Connection – As the saying goes, the world gets smaller every day; this trend embraces that by bringing together a wide range of patterns and blooms from various locales in an eclectic, energetic style. The color palette here is mostly earth and fire, shades of red, orange and yellow in the bouquet and a container of earthen-colors go brilliantly together.
5. Calculated Casual – The comforts of home might show up in a greater emphasis on comfortable and easy-going design this year. The range of light to warm yellows seen in these CalculatedCasual bouquets is friendly and cheerful yet not overly feminine or complicated.
6. Terra Firma – The green movement is coming home – in a vase! The environmental movement has unquestionably launched a unique design aesthetic of objects in cream, green and brown. These arrangements have that aesthetic at their base, quite literally in natural vessels and accessories, and then punch it up a little with a few vivid colors like amber and aubergine in blooms.
A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go into effect on New Year’s Day and remain until fulfilled or abandoned. More socio-centric examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more economically or environmentally responsible. People may act similarly during the Christian fasting period of Lent, though the motive behind this holiday is more of sacrifice than of responsibility. The new year resolution is one example of the rolling forecast-method of planning. According to this method, plans are established at regular short or medium-term time intervals, when only a rough long-term plan exists. There are religious parallels to this secular tradition. For example, during Judaism’s New Year, Rosh Hashanah, through the High Holidays and culminating in the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, one is to reflect upon one’s wrongdoings over the year and both seek and offer forgiveness. The concept, regardless of creed, is to reflect upon self-improvement annually.
Why not send a fruit, gift or gourmet basket?
Are you familiar with Elf On The Self? What a cool tradition to start for Christmas!
Poinsettia care begins with proper light, water, and temperature conditions. During the holidays, while in full bloom, they typically enjoy semi-cool, humid locations in bright, indirect light with plenty of moisture. Poinsettia plants should be watered thoroughly; taking care not to drown them by ensuring adequate drainage is available. Likewise, avoid letting them sit in water-filled saucers, which can lead to root rot. Adding plants nearby can help increase humidity levels in dry rooms, as will humidifiers.
Once flower bracts have fallen, you have the option of discarding the plant or keeping it an additional year. For those choosing to continue with poinsettia care, decrease regular watering to allow the plant to dry out some. However, don’t let it dry out completely. Also, relocate the poinsettia plant to a cool, dark area until spring or around April.