Friday, June 4, 2010

Dahlias Are Here!

Our dahlia crops are just starting to come in. We have all varieties and colors. Get to your local farmers market to pick some up before they're gone!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Everything Ranunculas!

In the following do it yourself arrangements, we used ranunculas. The ranuncula flower comes in almost every color possible, including green. Some varieties don't even look like ranunculas but do not let them fool you, they are!

The best thing about ranunculas is that they look like mini roses. A lot of our customers at the farmers markets repeatedly mistake them for roses.
Our first bouquet today uses white ranunculas and pink sweet peas. The white ranunculas are the most beautiful of all the ranunculas. Don't know what it is about them, but they open up bigger and fuller than all the other colors. Too contrast the white, we added a few stems of pink sweet peas down bottom for a splash of color.


Up next are more ranunculas as promised. For this one we used our deep red ranunculas. The red here is a nice deep dark color that shows love and passion. We added white asiastic lilies to contrast again. We find having a contrast of color always makes any bouquet that much more powerful. The asiastic lilies are the non smelly variety and are good for all occasions.


To end the all ranuncula post, we kept it simple and mixed in three bunches of ranunculas, all different colors. Here we have yellow, red, and purple. You can see that they go together beautifully.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mothers Day!

Well Mother's Day is right around the corner. This is one of the busiest times of the years for us, if not the busiest. We are selling like a mad house and so flowers are pretty tight. Don't worry though, we'll have a full supply ready for this weekends farmer's markets.

When shopping for your mother, be sure to pick out something that is fresh and will last more than a couple days. Traditional flowers include roses and lilies. If you want to try something new though, you might want to consider some of our anemonies. In the last post we made an arrangement with anemonies and lavendar. You can do the same or just choose a couple bunches of anemonies of all colors.

The key to a sucessful mothers day arrangement is to have lots of flowers. The more the better.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lavendar & Anenomes

In this weeks installment of do it yourself arrangements we have a short arrangement to work with. The flowers are purple anenomes and lavendar. The anenome is a small flower that comes in red, purple, and blue. The lavendar has several varities and smells great. Some varities are taller than others.

For this arrangement we mixed 20 stems of anenomes and 10 stems of lavendar. As you can imagine, the lavendar really makes the arrangement smell great. As well, it will make any room smell like heaven.

This arrangement was put together very easily by just grabbing two of each flower and adding them until all the flowers were used up. Some anenomes were taller than others so the key is to make sure they were all level when arranging. Once you have used up all the flowers, trim the bottom and they are instantly all the same size. Drop into the vase with fresh water, and another do it yourself arrangement is done.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Gerbers & Tulips

Well it was another wonderful weekend at all of our farmers markets. If you haven't made it by, you really need to find one of our wonderful locations. You can see where we are by clicking this link.

Below you can find an arrangement that one of our marketeers made. It has orange gerber daisies, pink gerber daisies, and two bunches of yellow tulips. This is a very easy arrangement that anyone can make.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Totally Flowers!

Hello everyone. Welcome to the new Skyline Flowers blog. From here on out, we'll be talking about nothing but flowers. Whats in season, where you can find them, how you can arrange them, and everything in between.

Visit our website to see where our markets are located so you can take part in the fun that are flowers!