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Photography Paulette Tavo, bouquet of blue and lavender hydrangea

Photography Paulette Tavo

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Megan Sorel Photography Modern Day Design, pink and burgundy dahilas, hydrangea, scabiosa and raspberries flower arrangement

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Megan Sorel Photography

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Poinsettias

I adore Poinsettias, I really do. I see people cringe and say ick when they see Poinsettias and I just don’t see why. It’s a beautiful plant which now comes in a variety of colors. I’ve been searching high & low to find centerpieces which utilize Poinsettias in the design – no easy task, mind you! I did uncover a few beauties to share with all of you.

white poinsettia centerpiece

Designed by Espe Floral

pink and white centerpiece with poinsettias

Designed by Fox Fodder Farm

Holiday Pool Float with poinsettias Los Angeles

Designed by Hidden Garden

red poinsettia flower arrangement

Designed by Martha Stewart

star made of poinsettias

Design by Neill Strain

pink poinsettia and amaryllis with roses centerpiece

Designed by Tulipina

As for conditioning the stems of the Poinsettias for the arrangements, which is necessary since they do secrete that milky sap..
1) They can be placed in individual water tubes, keeps the sap away from other flowers and provides them a water source (useful if arranging in floral foam)
2) Sear the cut stem, easiest over a pillar candle – quick sear and then place in a vase of water. Let it sit in the water and condition before using in your arrangements.

So now what do you think of Poinsettias? Going to give them a try in future arrangements?

Amaryllis Eye-Candy

Keeping with our holiday spirit on Flirty Fleurs we are showcasing enchanting floral designs with Amaryllis.

red amaryllis and ilex berry centerpiece

Floral Designer Unknown

green amaryllis bridal bouquet

Floral Designer Unknown – Karen Wise Photography

contemporary white amaryllis centerpiece

Floral Designer Unknown

You may have noticed that we have a few designs shown and the designer is unknown, if you recognize any of these pieces please let us know who created them. Thanks!

Fabulous Fall Flowers

Hi Flower Friends!
Well, I’m guessing you are all super busy this week with Thanksgiving so I’ve decided to keep it easy on the blog .. today I’m showcasing a bunch of pretty fall flower arrangements for you to peruse. Hope you enjoy all these pretties as much as I am!

Persimmons

One of the true signs of fall for me is when the leaves of the Persimmon tree turn to a gorgeous orange-red tone and the green fruits turn the perfect shade of orange. Slowly the leaves start to fall from the tree and just the orange persimmons are left on the stark brown branches.
Persimmons add an interesting shape to floral arrangements, if you haven’t tried them yet I’d recommend you do. They are long lasting and don’t require any special care.

Persimmons on the tree

Persimmon Tree

fall flowers with orange, green and white

Designed by Bella Fiori.
The leaves that are a lovely gold-orange are from the Persimmon tree.

fall foliage centerpiece

Designed by Bella Fiori

fall flowers with orchids peonies and persimmons

Designed by Chestnut & Vine

persimmons and japanese anemones

Designed by Florali

Persimmons and dusty miller with bittersweet

Designed by Kelly of SB Chic

persimmons and gold urns

Designed by Kelly of SB Chic

cafe au lait juliet garden roses persimmons

Designed by Poppies & Posies

persimmons and flowers

Designed by Tulipina

fall arrangement with persimmons

Designed by Laurie of Fleurie

I think this is very interesting idea submitted by Kathleen:
“This arrangement is the result of a fun project with Debra Prinzing that we call the #Friendlyflowers challenge. Basically, we sent each other a vintage vase to create a design using only locally grown flowers and foliage and post a pics on social media. All the product used this arrangement is from my parents’ amazing garden. My design inspiration came from a transitioning persimmon tree on the farm they live on. I thought they would be a great in this beautiful frosted glass pedestal vase. Most of the persimmons are green however some orange peaks through the leaves of the branch. Plus, the pink of the sedum blossom was a perfect partner in the base of this arrangement.”

arrangement with Persimmons

Designed by Kathleen of bloemster