The Garden Roses Direct booth at the recent World Floral Expo which took place in Las Vegas. Check out all the beautiful Alexandra Farm Garden Rose varieties now available thru GardenRosesDirect.com
Recently I received a note from Andrew at Nashville’s Own as he had filmed a segment at FLWR SHOP and felt we would find the short film inspiring and he is correct, I did find it inspiring. So now we will share it with all of you!
I have always had a difficult time choosing flowers for the variety of occasions I would need a bouquet or an arrangement. But despite being able to fully articulate my reasons, I have always admired the beauty of flowers. Because of this, I was incredibly excited to create a video on the art of floral design.
Alex and Quinn of FLWR SHOP in east Nashville have an incredible gift for creating unique, exquisite floral arrangements for both the informed and uninformed consumers. My first day in the shop, I was fortunate enough to witness their impressive process of taking a vague sentiment and a couple minor boundaries, and turning that into a fully realized and breathtaking creation. Quinn has a unique gift for understanding what customers are looking for, and Alex has the skill to breathe life and form into those orders in the form of natural, floral beauty.
In addition, these two share an air of joy and excitement for what they are doing, and have an attitude of loving kindness towards anyone who walks in through their door. Each visitor is welcome and treated with familial hospitality.
I wish that I could say that this shoot ended with a final test where I was blind folded, handed the tools to make an arrangement, and I did such a great job that all who looked at my arrangement went blind because it’s perfection was next to Godliness, but unfortunately it did not: I walked away, still unable to fully wrap my head around floral design. However, because of Alex and Quinn’s genuine joy for this art of taking already existing beauty and creating something even more life-giving with it, I walked away with an appreciation for the natural beauty of the world and the importance of reminding people of that beauty.
If you happen to follow my flower adventures on Instagram and/or Facebook surely this past summer you witnessed quite a few photos taken in my Dahlia Patch, the name I coined my ever growing Dahlia garden.
I started growing dahlias my first summer (2014) at our new house in Washington. They grew nicely and I learned how to divide and store them that winter. 2015 came along and due to the dividing I had MORE dahlias to plant. Well, history repeated itself and I divided and stored dahlias again last winter. What started as 50 tubers in 2014 turned into 400 tubers for 2016. AND then there is this current round, where those 400 tubers have been divided into … thousands. BTW I tell Vivian at Everyday Flowers that she is too good of a teacher as she is the one who taught me how to divide! She gets a big kick out of my ever expanding dahlia tuber collection.
So that brings us to the point of THIS BLOG POST.
I have A LOT of Dahlias for the upcoming season and for the first time ever I am looking to sell off some tubers. (Last year I did pack some up and send off to friends in California, Colorado, and Nebraska so I could share the love).
Sooooo….. I have 4 Varieties up for Sale:
Get your orders in now to reserve the tubers. I will be shipping them out in the spring once the weather allows for shipping across the country.
Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions at all or need help placing an order – I am more than happy to help!!
HPP Exhibitions’ 2017 international flower trade show World Floral Expo (WFE) will be coming to Las Vegas, Nevada on March 22-24, 2017. Over 90 floral businesses will be exhibiting at the show!
The Pavilions at World Market
Center – Pavilion 2
205 West Symphony Park Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89106
I’ll be at the show hanging out at the Garden Roses Direct booth with Florabundance, come say Hi! if you come to the show!! You all know how much I love roses – and I’m about to be surrounded with lots of these beauties!!
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Beautiful floral inspirations by Japanese Floral Designer by Yukinobu Fujino of fleurs trémolo –