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Archive for December, 2014


Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014



charlie brown christmas

New Year’s Day:CLOSED

Dec 24th 7-1:00pm PST  ••  Dec26th 7- 1:00pm PST

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Rainy Days and Christmas

Friday, December 19th, 2014

early morning at bloomers. barbara wyeth

It may be raining outside…

But, Christmas is still happening at member florist, Bloomers, SF!!

photo courtesy of Barbara Wyeth

Today is National Poinsettia Day!

Friday, December 12th, 2014


Indigenous to Mexico and Central America, the poinsettia was a symbol of purity to the Aztecs because of its brilliant color. The poinsettia was named after U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and amateur botanist, Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett who had sent some seedlings of the plant back to the US. Over the years, it has remained a holiday favorite because of its color, and some recognize the flower as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem.

Mexican legends tells the story of a girl who can only offer weeds to Jesus on Christmas Eve, and when it was brought to church, it blossomed into beautiful red poinsettias, Flores de Noche Buena, flowers of the holy night.

Kate’s Winter Harvest

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

kate's christmas tabletopBBrooks Fine Flowers member  Kate McEwen-Cage of Kate’s Blossoms, CA, annual visits to see her family in Western Washington, always include the seasonal sourcing of her studio’s found/antique containers, ephemera  for gift services, and time to talk to the locals about their  geographical, garden area.

This year marked Kate’s first late autumn harvesting of numerous species evergreens, winter budded  branches (hazelnut, witch hazel), moss beds, moss logs, driftwood and  agates, from the forests, gardens, and beaches of the region. For over a  week, Kate traveled in her van, picking and storing this season’s collection of forest botanicals.  Between now and Christmas, these beautiful elements will be included in Kate’s Blossoms studio gift services floral  designs.

kate's pinecones.brancheskate's work table

Displayed here, in  Kate’s outdoor studio, is some of the beautiful seasonal product Kate brought back.  Kate’s talented  husband Raymond was kind enough to build her a  wonderful outdoor workstation, in the form of a heated gazebo!  Some of us are lucky enough to be florists. And, some of us are lucky enough to be Kate!