The Many Colors of Muscari

Muscari Paradoxum

Muscari Paradoxum

Muscari Latifolium

Muscari Latifolium

Muscari Aucheri Dark Eyes

Muscari Aucheri Dark Eyes

Muscari Ocean Magic

Muscari Ocean Magic

Muscari Cupido

Muscari Cupido

Muscari Pink Sunrise

Muscari Pink Sunrise

Muscari White Magic

Muscari White Magic

Muscari Album

Muscari Album

Workshop :: A Garden Rose Study

Workshop, Floral Design Class in Seattle, Washington - Designing with Garden Roses
Garden Roses, always a favorite of mine. I’m constantly in awe of the array of colors they come in and the various shapes they offer…. and those puffy, ruffly petals! sigh…
In this class we will indulge our rose cravings with a lush selection of varieties grown by Alexandra Roses. We’ll start with a talk on the care & handling of these garden roses and will then move into a design session. Alicia will create a centerpiece featuring the roses and accent them with complementing flowers and foliages. Attendees will then create their own arrangements using as many stems as their hearts desire!
Hope you can join us for a lovely Sunday afternoon filled with these gorgeous flowers and good company!

DATE AND TIME
Sun, April 30, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT

LOCATION
Floressence Design Studio
5628 Airport Way S #240
Seattle, WA 98108

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Wedding Wednesday :: Lovely Lilac Bouquets

Botanic Art - Ashley Ludaescher

Botanic Art | Ashley Ludaescher

Flowers on the Move

Heather Page

Heather Page

Mums over the Shoulder

Peonies over the Shoulder

Peonies over the Shoulder

Garden Roses Direct

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

Garden Roses Direct booth at World Floral Show in Las Vegas

Garden Roses Direct booth at World Floral Show in Las Vegas

Ashley at the Garden Roses Direct Booth

Ashley at the Garden Roses Direct Booth

Ashley Garden Rose from Alexandra Farms

Ashley Garden Roses

Constance Garden Roses by David Austin

David Austin’s Constance

Juliet Garden Rose by David Austin

David Austin’s Juliet

David Austin Patience White Garden Rose

Patience by David Austin

David Austin Patience White Garden Rose

Patience by David Austin

Princess Aiko via Alexandra Farms

Princess Aiko

Romantic Antike garden roses by Alexandra Farms

Romantic Antike

White O'Hara garden roses by Alexandra Farms

White O’Hara

White O'Hara garden roses by Alexandra Farms

White O’Hara

Pink Garden Roses, David Austin Kiera and Constance, Pink O'hara

Top – Kiera
Right – Constance
Left – Pink O’hara

Peach Garden Roses by Alexandra Roses - Top - Princess Aiko Right - Romantic Antike Left - David Austin Juliet

Top – Princess Aiko
Right – Romantic Antike
Left – David Austin Juliet

Pink and White Garden Roses

Top – Pink O’Hara
Right – Ashley
Left – White O’Hara

Red Garden Rose Tess by David Austin, Hot pink garden rose Princess Kishi to the right, David Austin Capability

Top – Tess
Right – Princess Kishi
Left – Capability

Wedding Wednesday :: Elevated Centerpieces

Bridal Blooms of Fort Worth - Rebecca Ellison Photography

Bridal Blooms of Fort Worth | Rebecca Ellison Photography

FLWR SHOP!

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!

From Andrew-
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.

Make sure to visit their website and follow them on instagram to stay up to date on all their magnificent work.

You can follow more of Andrew’s work at Nashville’s Own on Facebook & Instagram.

Flirty Fleurs’ – Dahlia Tubers for Sale!

Dahlias grown by Alicia Schwede of the Flirty Fleurs Blog. Dahlias include Rebecca Lynn, Alloway Candy, and Bride To Be

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:

Flirty Fleurs Dahlias - Rebecca Lynn Dahlias - Hot Pink Dahlia TubersRebecca Lynn Dahlia Tubers – For Sale
Flirty Fleurs Dahlias - Bride To Be Dahlias - White Dahlia TubersBride To Be Dahlias – For Sale
Flirty Fleurs Dahlias - Alloway Candy Dahlias - Pink Dahlia TubersAlloway Candy Dahlias – For Sale
Mero Star Dahlia Tubers For Sale, Dinner Plate Burgundy Dahlia Tubers for SaleMero Star Dahlias – 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 info@flirtyfleurs.com if you have any questions at all or need help placing an order – I am more than happy to help!!

Eye Candy :: Ken Marten

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Wedding Wednesday :: Ceremony Backdrops