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Month: June, 2013

Artichoke? Yum!

Artichokes, if left unharvested, form beautiful purple flowers. Peak artichoke season is spring, so it doesn’t surprise us that starting from June we have been seeing a lot of very full, very beautiful artichoke flowers.

Yesterday we created a purple arrangement with limonium (common name: statice) and artichoke flowers. We love the different textures together. Look at these big artichoke flowers, aren’t they just yummy?

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Pineapple, Air Plant and Our Arrangement

So what do they have in common? After some research, we found out these plants all belong to the big Family of Bromeliaceae!

We bought some fascinating cut flowers the other day for a flower arrangement. The wholesaler told us the name of the flower was “Bromeliads”. Thanks to Google and Wikipedia, we learned that Bromeliaceae is a plant family of about 3,170 species. Most of them are from tropical or sub-tropical Americas and west Africa with the smallest plant being the Spanish Moss. Even though they are from the same family, please don’t think you can grow a pineapple plant like an air plant!

Bromeliads with Mokara Orchids

Bromeliads with Mokara Orchids

Close-up of Bromeliads with Mokara Orchids

Close-up of Bromeliads with Mokara Orchids

Bromeliad-Portea petropolitana

Bromeliad-Portea petropolitana

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Air Plants (Tillandsias)

Air Plants (Tillandsias)

For A Sunny Day

What better flowers to use on a hot Summer day than these bright yellow sunflowers? We combined them with some reddish orange roses, mokara orchids, philodendron and calathea leaves for a client’s office. This arrangement surely brightened up their space.

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