"Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Max Muller

"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love."

~Max Muller

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Love is flower like; Friendship is a sheltering tree"

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Floral Quote ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Remember that children, marriages and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Upcoming Events - January Bridal Shows

January is a month full of wedding shows in the Portland, Oregon area. Brides-to-be, get ready to mark your calendar with several important upcoming events!

*Tacoma Wedding Expo.
Date: Jan. 2-3, 2010
Location: Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, Tacoma, WA

*Oregon Wedding Showcase
Date: Jan. 9-10, 2010
Location: Eugene, OR

*NW Bridal Showcase
Date: Jan. 9-10, 2010
Location: Comcast Area, Everett, WA

*Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo.
Date: Jan. 10, 2010
Location: Best Western Lakeway Inn, Bellingham, WA

*Portland-Vancouver Wedding Expo.
Date: Jan. 9-10, 2010
Location: Clark County Event Center, Ridgefield, WA

*Portland Bridal Show
Date: Jan. 16-17, 2010
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

*Seattle Wedding Show
Date: Jan 16-17, 2010
Location: Washington State Convention & Trade Center

*Southern Oregon Wedding Expo.
Date: Jan. 23-24, 2010
Location: Medford Armory

*Lynwood-Everett Wedding Expo.
Date: Jan. 30-31, 2010
Location: Lynwood Convention Center

Most of the bridal shows offer daily fashion shows and lots of chances for giveaways as well.

*Time-Saving Tip! Print your name, wedding date, and contact info. on address labels for an easy way to cut time filing out vendor and giveaway forms!

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

*For more great tips on planning your perfect wedding flowers ~ visit our "Getting Started" page!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Poinsettia Care 101

Poinsettias are a perfect addition to any classic holiday decor.

Enjoy Judy Bloom's Poinsettia Care 101 tips for enjoying your bright blooms throught the whole holiday season-

*When choosing your poinsettia, look for a plant with an abundance of green foliage and sturdy stems. Wilting, breaking or drooping are signs of a weak or unhealthy plant.

*If possible, choose a poinsettia that has not yet been wrapped with foil or paper. This means the plant has had ample time and space to breathe properly - adding foil or paper often reduces the necessary air flow to the base of the plant and roots.

*After selecting your perfect holiday poinsettia, protect it while you travel home by simply placing in a large shopping bag. This will help protect the poinsettia from harmful winds and cold temperatures.

*Daily Care-Remove any dead or wilted leaves and check dirt for moisture level. If dirt is dry to the touch, add a glass of fresh, room-temperature water.

*True or False? Poinsettias are poinsonous.

False. Despite what most traditionally believed, recent scientific research, in agreeance with the Society of American Florists, has claimed low toxicity levels in this popular holiday bloom. In a study in the early '90s, researchers even found the plant beneficial, by lowering air-borne pollutants in the home.

However you celebrate - add a fresh touch to your decor with flowers!

Best Wishes,

Judy Bloom

Floral Quote ~ Hans Christian Anderson

"Just living is not enough...One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

~Hans Christian Anderson

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

MoleSkin GiveAway Link!

Stop by tea for bini and enter this fun MoleSkin GiveAway!

Good Luck!

Miss Judy Bloom

Floral Quote ~ John Lennon

"Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow."

John Lennon

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Georgia O'Keefe

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."

Georgia O'Keefe

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Did you know...? December Birth Flower

Did you know...?

The December flower of the month is the daffodil. This flower is traditionally celebrated with birthdays and seasonal celebrations. Daffodils offer a cheery accent to any arrangement and are available in shades of yellow, orange and white.

Daffodils are thought to represent faithfulness and modesty. These bright blooms offer a soft, sweet scent and a tall sturdy stem.

For more floral tips and wedding day ideas, visit our "Getting Started" section to see how Judy Bloom can help plan your dream day!

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

Friday, December 4, 2009

Trend Watch ~ Hyacinths - Eco-Friendly Option

~Trend Watch~

Hyacinths are a fragrant flower, perfect for winter wedding celebrations! A member of the lily family, this bulb flower has a strong, sweet smell.

Bulb flowers and other potted plants are a great eco-friendly option because you can re-use them after your event and enjoy long after your special day is over.

Hyacinths are available in a range of colors including beautiful, soft, pastel pinks, blues, purple, white and cream.

*Planning Tip* Display potted hyacinths as centerpieces or ceremony accents then giveaway as a thank-you for extra special guests & helpers!

Whichever flower you choose, Judy Bloom is here to help! Don't forget - Judy Bloom offers free, personal consultations to help you browse books, ideas and fresh floral options for your perfect wedding day!

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

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Free Networking Event ~ Dec. 16th

Free Networking Event

Weds., December 16th - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hosted by PDX Mindshare

@ Paddy's Bar & Grill, Portland, OR

More Info at pdxmindshare.com

or Contact pdxmindshare@anvilmediainc.com

Hope to see you there!

Judy Bloom

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Floral Quote ~ D.H. Lawrence

"The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure." D.H. Lawrence

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Did You Know....?

Peonies are a popular wedding flower but have a short seasonal availability.

If you want these, lush, romantic blooms at your wedding, be sure to plan ahead! The short season for peonies is generally only March - June.

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Free Networking Event ~ Dec. 10th

Free Networking Event

Thursday, Dec. 10th ~ 5pm-7pm

"SwapMeet - December"

Hosted by OEN

More Info at oen.org/events.aspx?

Hope to see you there!

Judy Bloom

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trend Watch - Bridal Bouquets

Browse wedding flowers by color, season and even real weddings -

Find ideas for your perfect bridal bouquet at theknot.com

...Don't forget-Judy Bloom is happy to work with brides of all budgets. After your personalized consultation, we are happy to prepare a pricing proposal and edit flower choices as needed.

Start planning today to gather your bouquet of ideas for your dream florals!

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

Photo courtsey of theknot.com and Andrea Polito Photography