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How to Make a Christmas Flower Arrangment


In this Eden Florist video, Gina shows you how to make a one-sided Holiday arrangement perfect to give or receive. Filled with Seasonal evergreens, white fugi mums, red rose, carnations and pompoms and trimmed with pretty holiday ribbon, a holiday Christmas ornament and pretty filler such as babies breath. This arrangement is perfect for a home foyer or to send to an office to display in a waiting area or on a reception desk. It is sure to please even the person who “has everything.”

You can order this from Eden Florist at   800-966-3336   or visit www.edenflorist.com to place your order online. Or you can purchase the flowers and candelabra and make your own flowers for this holiday!

Tulips Talk Recommends Ribbons & Flowers


Ribbons & Flowers

Florists’ Review, Berwick Offray and Lion Ribbon have joined forces to bring you an exciting new book that combines ribbons with flowers in projects for a variety of seasons and holidays. Here you will find our favorite design ideas and techniques in a how-to format, with the goals of encouraging you to re-create these designs and/or inspiring you to craft your own unique interpretations. 40 projects with easy-to-follow, step-by-step how-to instructions. Softcover. 98 pages.

To grab your copy, visit Florists Review Magazine

Make it Yourself Pave Floral Box


One of the simplest arrangments to make yourself is the pave’ style bouquet. Pave’ comes from the French word for pavement. A pave’ style bouquet means that the flowers are arranged in clusters closely together to give the appearance of a continuous surface of flowers. In traditional pave’ styles the flowers are all cut the same length.

In the box above the roses are all cut the same length about an inch longer that the height of the square glass box.  These flowers are cut at a slight angel to allow water to rise to the head and there is about an inch in the vase.  We have added some candles to give this centerpiece a romantic flair. 

You will need a square vase (we used a 12 inch X 12 inch by 3 inch square) for the example.  This container sells for approximately $25 – $30 in most stores. Eden florist has them on sale for $19.95.

We used 16 pink roses and 4 votive candles. You can use more roses, more candles or all roses to make this bouquet. Some variations: put one votive in each of the corners of the vase and arrange the roses around them, or put all four (or more or less) in the center of the bouquet.

When purchasing the roses ask for those slightly open so you won’t need as many.  Also be sure to add a packet of flower food to the water to keep the flowers fresh longer.

Here’s another pave style bouquet called the Pave’ Zen Garden set in a black wooden box.

We used gloriosa lilies, roses, green button mums, purple chrysanthemums and green hypericum in this arrangment.

You can make these yourself or call Eden Florist (954-981-5515) and order these or another one of our popular Pave arrangments the Boxed Blooms Bouquet (shown below).

Make a Statement with Stately Gladiolus


Gladiolus are architectural flowers (linear) and are perfect as a focul point in any room, especially an entryway to a building or living quarters.  You can make this arrangment yourself with gladiolus, a nice tall cylindrical or square vase and a few acoutrements such as lemons, limes and other veggitation.

Ingredients you will need:

7-10 gladiolus flowers (purchased at your local florist)
3-4 stems lemon leaf or 1/3 bunch pittosporum
10-12 limes or lemons (from the local grocer)
Wooden floral picks (enough for the number of lemons or limes used)
TALL cylindrical or square vase – glass, ceramic or metal with a 4-6 inch opening
1 packet of floral preservative

If you have a nice garden with interesting greens you can cut them, immerse in water and then use them to cover the base of the container. 

Cut approximately 2 inches from the stem of the flower at an angel, then insert the gladioulus (about 7-10 stems) then add the greens around the base of the floral container (making sure the stem of the greenery is in the water).  Note: if the container mouth is more than 6 inches across you will need more gladiolus to hold all materials in place.

Insert wooden pick into bottom of each lemon or lime and then add to arrangment around base of gladiolus as seen in the picture.

Check water level and add enough to fill to two inches below top of container.

Now there’s a statement!

If you would like to save the time of gathering all the materials needed for this arrangment, give Eden Florist a call and we will design and deliver it for you! Our number is 800-966-3336 or 954-981-5515.

WE are creating a series of video floral instruction guides which will debut on Tulips Talk/Eden Florist in February. Stay tuned!

Dandelion Salad


How to make Dandelion Salad

 

4 slices bacon, cut in small pieces

approximately 2 c. chopped new dandelion leaves

2 hard boiled eggs, sliced or chopped

2 Tbsp. chopped onion

¼ c. butter

½ c. cream or milk

1 egg, beaten

½ tsp. Salt

dash of pepper

¼ c. cider vinegar

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 Tbsp. flour

 

Toss together chopped dandelion, chopped onion and fried bacon pieces. Set aside. In skillet warm butter and cream until butter melts. Beat egg and then add salt, pepper, vinegar, sugar and flour. Blend the egg mixture into the slightly warm cream mixture. Increase heat and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Pour hot dressing over the greens and toss gently. Add eggs before tossing. Serve at once.

 

Gather the dandelion leaves early in the spring before the plants flower or they will be bitter.

 

 

 

Thanks to Donna Godfrey for sharing this!

Flowers and Colors Video


Many thanks to Jami Lin, author of Color Alchemy for allowing me to share my program Flowers and Colors ~ The Secrets to Creating Moods Through One of Nature’s Greatest Gifts.

This program was Created for The International Color Alchemy Web Conference and have I included it here. You can view it at Eden Florist.

When you are finished watching the video, be sure to check out the PETALS Personality Test. It’s a lot of fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Heidi