Let’s Talk Bold Colors!

For this arrangement I went BOLD! Just two varieties of tulips – Bright Parrot Tulips and Monsella Double Tulips. Yes, its name is “Bright Parrot Tulips”. Super simple design, just the tulips and no foliages or other textures added, set in one of my Campo de Fiori baskets which was lined with moss –

Bright Parrot Tulips and Monsella Double Tulip from Longfield Gardens, Arrangement designed by Bella Fiori/Flirty Fleurs

Bright Parrot Tulips and Monsella Double Tulip

Here’s an upclose on the two tulips I used –

Monsella and Bright Parrot Tulips

Yes, I’m throughly enjoying tulip season here in my garden. I thought I might feel lost as the hellebores started to wane, but the tulips are adding so much color to the flower bed I feel satisfied!

As for the tulips – you can find the bulbs at Longfield Gardens.

Tulips with Longfield Gardens

Can we just talk about these tulips today?!

Bella Fiori - Flirty Fleurs - Longfield Gardens - Arrangement of red and white parrot and double tulips

Another view — parrot tulips!!!
Red and White Parrot Tulips from Longfield Gardens - Designed by Bella Fiori

Here are the tulips I used in this design –

Longfield Gardens Red and White Tulips

It’s truly the Estella Rijnveld that I’m absolutely enamored with — seriously thinking I want a full flower bed of these next year. Not only are they jaw-dropping gorgeous they bloom for a good amount of time.

Estella Rijnveld Red and White Parrot Tulips from Longfield Gardens

Estella Rijnveld

For more information on these tulips please visit Longfield Gardens.

Oh, and the other stuff in the arrangement is all from my garden – bleeding hearts, hops, honeysuckle.

Flower Shop Dogs

White Maltese Macie, Posh Flower shop

Macie, POSH’s doggie mascot

Wedding Wednesday :: Ceremony Aisle

BLOOM - scroll aisle petals

BLOOM

Darling Flower Shops

Interior Flower Shop

Shop Name Unknown

Flowers in Buckets

Flowers in waiting…

Have you ever been asked to give a stem count to a customer? by Alison Ellis

Have you ever been asked to give a stem count to a customer?

From time to time florists encounter potential customers who request a stem count for a bridal bouquet or centerpiece. This is a question that can put you “on the spot” and also leads to florists giving away a recipe (aka your work & expertise!) without a contract or commitment from the customer.
What if you take the time to create recipe and the customer doesn’t book with you? In my experience most of the time when a customer requests a stem count they’re more likely to be price shopping than a serious prospect.
Today’s video is about why you don’t have give a stem count and in fact, why I think all florists should “just say no” to stem counts.
If you’ve ever said “no” to a stem count (or wanted to say no!), then today’s video is for you. Click to watch and leave a comment on this post or on my video on YouTube if you have any experience with requests for stem counts.
How do you handle this request?

If you enjoyed today’s video check out my FREE course, Flower Boss, at freshevents.floralartvt.com

Contact Information:
Alison Ellis
Floral Artistry
Vermont

Fleur Friday

Florabundance Holland Design Days

Hello!
I’m off in Holland with Florabundance this week. Follow along with our Holland adventures on Instagram –

Flirty Fleurs on Instagram
Florabundance on Instagram

We have an incredible itinerary of floral treasures to see while in Holland and I cannot wait to share highlights here on the blog when I return!

tot ziens (Dutch for see you later!),
Alicia

How-To Can-Do by Flowers&

Florabundance Design Days 2016 which took place in Santa Barbara, California this past January was featured in the April issue of Flowers& Magazine. Great article! –

Florabundance Design Days featured in Flowers& Magazine
Florabundance Design Days featured in Flowers& Magazine
Florabundance Design Days featured in Flowers& Magazine
Florabundance Design Days featured in Flowers& Magazine
Florabundance Design Days featured in Flowers& Magazine

Wedding Wednesday :: Yellow Bouquets

10 Favorite Southern Blooms Bouquets

I needed a Southern Blooms fix! So here are 10 gorgeous bouquets by Southern Blooms.
ps- did you know Southern Blooms is featured in the latest Flirty Fleurs Magazine??

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - Eric Kelley -  Bouquet with Coral Charm Peonies, peach parrot tulips, craspedia, and succulents

Eric Kelley Photography

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - Bouquet of Cafe Au Lait Dahlias, Charity Garden Roses, Scabiosa Pods, Garden Roses

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - bouquet with

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - Rachel May Photography

Rachel May Photography

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - Jose Villa Bouquet

Jose Villa Photography

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - Jodi Miller Photo

Jodi Miller Photo

Jen Fariello Photography, Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs

Jen Fariello Photography

Jen Fariello Photography, Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs

Jen Fariello Photography

Jen Fariello Photography, Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs

Jen Fariello Photography

Jen Fariello Photography, Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs

Jen Fariello Photography