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Devoted Love

Friday, February 26th, 2016

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Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki married in 1956.  The couple worked very hard to build a life for themselves on their cow farm, and, raised two children, as well.  Then, Mrs. Kuroki unexpectedly lost her eyesight at the untimely age of 52.  She was absolutely heartbroken and began to isolate herself from the rest of the world.

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Mr. Kuroki couldn’t stand to see his wife like this, so he started thinking of ways to cheer her up.  For two years, this devoted husband worked to produce a beautiful garden for his beloved wife to enjoy.

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Now, thousands visit their home every Spring, delighting in the sea of pink flowers that represent this poignant love story.  To read more, visit My Modern Met.

Flowers at 88th Academy Awards

Sunday, February 21st, 2016


FLOWERS won the Cine Latino Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival, was an official selection at San Sebastian Film Festival and is Spain’s submission to the Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards.

“A meditation on romance and remembrance.”
- Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

“Enthralling…a symphonic exploration of love and loss.”
- Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

“An elegantly lensed, heartwarming story.”
- Jay Weissberg, Variety

The “Hearties” Award Goes To ~ Ovando!!

Monday, February 15th, 2016


By far the most popular arrangement image we have ever shared is this design from Ovando, NY, which was featured in O Magazine a few years ago.
It is noticed and re-pinned consistently throughout the year and is extremely popular for Valentine’s Day.  Simple Stunning!

Larger Than Life

Monday, February 15th, 2016

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BBrooks member Jane Winter of Wildflowers, MO, shown here creating a gorgeous planter of pussy willow, delphinium, trailing ivy, and, podocarpus.  Amazing!

To New Beginnings

Sunday, February 14th, 2016




After 32 years, founder and renowned floral designer Gary Weiss, of IXIA, is retiring and selling his historically significant Market Street boutique.

IXIA was one of the original fine florists profiled in B|Brooks Fine Flowers ® first guide to fine florists, Fine Flowers by Phone (Atlantic 1989)IXIA has maintained its standard of excellence for decades, building a brand that is timeless.

This high traffic, high profile shop, with an international reputation for magical floral artistry, invites interested buyers to contact:

Peter Goss at Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco, CA, for more information. 415.505.4677


  IXIA Business Opportunity Statement


Big Love

Sunday, February 14th, 2016


BBrooks member Maxines Floral, WA, created this stunning 4′ display featuring Red Roses, phalaenopsis orchids, hydrangea, and blooming branches in clear glass. Bravo!!

Lovely to Look At

Friday, February 12th, 2016

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BBrooks member Muscari Flowers & Events, NY, created this beautiful arrangement of Roses, Tulips, and, Cymbidiums in the deepest shades of red.
Looks good enough to eat!

Valentine’s Day Flair

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

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BBrooks member The Flower Bazaar, FL, created this stylized display of long stem Red Roses with accents of bear grass and safari sunset.  Sleek!

Neil Leeson Valentine

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

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Lush design of hydrangea, lisianthus, spray roses, ranunculus, stock and blushing bride protea.  Neil Leeson Decor Floral, Inc, OH.

Break out the King Cake!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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BBrooks member Tesoro Flowers, CA, know how to get the MARDI GRAS party started with these colorful and showy orchids displayed in clear trumpet vases!