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

Friday, January 29, 2010

Floral Quote ~ Anne Morrow Lindebergh

"For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair."

~Anne Morrow Lindebergh

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Floral Quote ~ Yukio Mishima

"By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whreby we may perceive Truth."

~Yukio Mishima

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Floral Quote ~ Francis Thompson

"All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star."

~Francis Thompson

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Floral Quote ~ James Russel Lowell

"A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes."

~James Russel Lowell

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Amourous Amaryllis

A winter trend and seasonal gift that keeps giving is the bright blooming amaryllis.

Amaryllis are available as potted plants or cut fresh and traditionally represent "splendid beauty."

Amaryllis are from the Lily family and have a sweet fragrance and flowers with large, wide petals. Amaryllis typical bloom in shades of red, pink, white and variegated.

Amaryllis are a great option for winter or late spring weddings and pair well with the romantic style of lush, red or white roses.

Judy Bloom can even help find local and organically grown amaryllis for your wedding day! At Judy Bloom, we specialize in providing you only the highest quality flowers for your once-in-a-lifetime event! Judy Bloom urges brides to try eco-friendly options and, when possible, purchase local and organic products.

For more information on beginning your wedding planning, visit our "Getting Started" page.

For more information on other holiday plants, visit December's article, "Poinsettia Care 101."

Best Wishes,

Miss Judy Bloom

Monday, January 4, 2010

Floral Quote ~ Dogen

"A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it."


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Give Thanks With Fresh Flowers!

After all the celebrating this holiday season, don't forget to say thanks!

What a better way to show your appreciation than fresh, locally grown flowers!

Give the eco-friendly option of a potted plant, cactus or succulent and your gift will be enjoyed for months to come!

*A succulent is a term for small plants/cactus which have an organ capable of storing water. These hardy plants are very versatile and eco-friendly because of the minimal water/care required!

Whichever bloom you choose, be sure to celebrate with fresh, organically grown flowers!

Best wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

Sunday, January 3, 2010

JB Bridal Book Review

Knack Wedding Flowers, by Sharon Naylor, is the ultimate guide to planning your bridal flowers! It takes you from Day 1 of your planning and leads you through with information and inspiration!

Knack Wedding Flowers features 450 full-color photos, taken by photographer Rich Penrose. Penrose capture the bright beauty and vivid details in every variety.

Knack Wedding Flowers: A Complete Illustrated Guide to Ideas for Bouquets, Ceremony Decor, and Reception Centerpieces (Knack: Make It easy)

Chapters are easy to follow and fun to read. Some of my favorites were "Ch.14: Cocktail Hour Flowers", which features exotic and elegant display ideas for flowers accenting your reception entryway, buffet, tables and more!

Another favorite was "Ch.9: Personal Flowers" which shows you exciting new twists on traditional floral use!
Fresh looks are modeled showing personal floral necklaces, halos and jewelry.

Knack Wedding Flowers will be your detailed guide to planning your dream wedding day flowers! Pick up a copy or even find one used on Amazon-

For more planning tips, visit Judy Bloom's Getting Started page!

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

Saturday, January 2, 2010

January Flower of the Month

Carnations are known as the traditional birth flower for January.

This sturdy, ruffled bloom represents good luck and comfort. Available all year round and in a wide variety of colors, carnations are much more than a filler flower!

Up the visual impact by displaying only 1 type of flower in a vase at a time. A vase of carnations creates a full and lush look to any decor!

Carnations, like roses, are often used in symbolic gestures. Some colors are commonly linked to occassion/meaning:

*Pink - Mothers Day
*Red - Lust, Desires
*White - True Love, Purity

Whichever bloom you choose, be sure to celebrate with fresh flowers!

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom