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Archive for July, 2015

Soft Pastels from MagnaFlora

Friday, July 31st, 2015


Too pretty for words!

From BBrooks member florist MagnaFlora Design, NY

Sweet Flower Girl

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Beautiful bridal bouquet and floral headdress of garden roses by

BBrooks member florist Katydid, NJ.


Photography by Denise Wine

The Splendor of Peacocks

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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“These peacocks were a labor of love. We are so happy they were received with such gratitude from our bride!  This bride wanted a floral peacock with an ombré design from blush pink to deep purple.”~ Jen at BBrooks member florist Green Bouquet Floral Design, CA.

Flower Mandalas

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015


Poppies & Posies, NY and New England, were featured on Designsponge.

These colorful mandalas are easy and fun to create!

Early Morning with Victoria Whitelaw

Monday, July 20th, 2015

BBrooks member florist Victoria Whitelaw, AUS, gives a peek into her early morning routine at the local wholesale flower market.

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Take a look at the life of a florist behind the scenes…

Victoria rises super early three times a week to arrive at the

wholesale flower market by 4am.

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There she hand selects all of the beautiful blooms sold in her store and for

special orders, weddings and events.

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Thank you Laura Manariti Photographs for following Victoria and Leah around market and providing these wonderful pictures.

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Esther Lamarche

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

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Perfect for an outdoor setting.  Brilliant jewel-toned table centerpieces of hydrangea, roses, celosia, lisianthus in tinted red glass, from Esther Lamarche, France.

Table & Tulip Award

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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Congratulation to BBrooks member florist Andrea Halliday and her crew at Table & Tulip, MA, for receiving the Best of Boston 2015 award!

Lilium Shines!

Monday, July 13th, 2015



Lisa and Ron Pritchett opened Lilium Floral Design in 2008 fulfilling a decades-long dream.  Revenue has increased between 20 percent and 30 percent each year and last year the business registered a 35 percent increase in volume over the previous year.  The full-service shop tests every new flower variety or batch from a new supplier to ensure that the longevity will satisfy the customers.  If stems don’t last in the test vases in the shop, then Lisa will repurchase.

This record of success, stunning floral design, and commitment to sales and customer service led to Lilum Floral Designs designation as 2015 Retail Florist of the Year in annual contest co-sponsored by Florists’ Review and the Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association.

Fun Facts about Sunflowers

Friday, July 10th, 2015


Each Sunflower is actually thousands of teeny flowers!

Sunflowers should be harvested in the morning, not the afternoon.

Sunflowers are native to the Americas and were domesticated around 1000 B.C.

To read more see Country Living.

Whimsical Textured Wedding Bouquet

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Natural free-flowing bouquet of roses, and hydrangea accented by various grasses and berries by BBrooks member florist Hedge Fine Blooms, VA.