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A guide to color & design directions in the coming year Pg 43 “Buy local” and “American grown”: What do they mean for ﬂorists? Pg 17
STYLE TRENDS 2015
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Closer to Home How do the “buy local” and “buy American” movements play out for retail florists?
31st Annual Flowers& Design Contest Announcing this year’s theme: A Worldwide Wedding
Concepts in floral art for interiors. Floral design by Tomas de Bruyne Photography by Claude Smekens
Style Directions 2015 Looks and palettes to inspire creative merchandising and design. Floral design by Rich Salvaggio AIFD, AAF, PFCI Photography by Ron Derhacopian
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ON THE COVER Vivid, jewellike colors combine with muted metallics in the trend scheme we call Caravan—a global journey with universal appeal. Here, orchids and gilded foliage spill from a pedestal vase, mounded with dahlias, Cumbia roses, callas, gerberas, and more. For more design trends, see pages 43-63 of this issue.
Focus on Design Tulips Standing Tall By Rich Salvaggio AIFD, AAF, PFCI
Flower Tales Tulip Facts, Lore and Legends By Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI
Design Tech Securing a Bow to a Pick By Cindy Tole
Where to Buy
What’s in Store
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focus on design
Floral design by Rich Salvaggio AIFD, AAF, PFCI
Photography by Ron Derhacopian
Get the town talking, with tulips attached to their bulbs. Contemporary in style, this simple design will spark conversation wherever it goes.
1. Tulips with their bulbs attached are available as a special-order item from Sun Valley Floral Farms and other suppliers. Begin by connecting the tulip bulbs with wooden picks, in groups of three or four. Push the bulbs all the way together to bury the picks. Check that your connected rows of bulbs fit nicely in the container you have chosen. 2. Place black stones in the bottom of the container so that they create a “U” shaped curve to hold the tulip bulbs. Lower the bulbs into the stones and add more stones to hold the bulbs upright. 3. Next, wrap decorative wire around each of two acrylic rods. Here we used a combination of metallic and bullion wire for added texture. 4. Holding the rods just below the tulip heads, gently wire them together. The tulip foliage holds them up, while the two rods hold the stems upright in a row. Add just enough water to reach the bottom of the tulips bulbs, remembering that they need very little water to flourish. b
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f lower tales
Stories and fun facts to share with customers about their favorite flowers
What can you tell customers about
tulips to pique their interest in this storied and romantic flower? With this issue we launch a series where we’ll share lore, legends, and fascinating facts about some of the most popular flowers, along with a monobotanical design for each (on the next page!). • A thousand years ago, long before tulips became associated with Holland and the Dutch, they were cultivated and prized in what is now modern-day Turkey. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for “turban,” which the flower was thought to resemble. • A Turkish legend tells of a love-struck prince who, when he learned of his ladylove’s death, killed himself by riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. Where his blood soaked into the earth, red tulips sprang up—and still today, red tulips are thought to symbolize perfect devotion in love. • Tulips made a different kind of splash when they were introduced to Europe in 1554. Tulip bulbs and seeds were
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ﬂower tales tulips
Floral design by Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI
Photography by Ron Derhacopian
sent from Turkey to Vienna—from the court
Speculation in tulip bulbs led to astronomi-
with groupings that all point in the same
of the sultan to the Holy Roman Empire.
cally high prices—a market that suddenly
direction. They are wrapped with aluminum
Europeans of the time had never seen a
collapsed in 1637, ruining some tulip-
wire in blue and tangerine to complement
flower with such intensely saturated color.
bulb investors. A dramatic account of tulip
three tulip varieties: World’s Favorite, with
Wealthy collectors soon began to vie for
mania, put forward in a popular book of
persimmon petals that are feathered on the
possession of bulbs that would produce
1841 called The Madness of Crowds, has
outside with gold, Kees Nelis, with even
the most flamboyantly beautiful flowers.
since been disputed by economists—but it
more gold at the margins of the petals, and
Especially coveted were varieties with vivid
makes a good story, and good stories, as
Princess Irene, orange with a faint purple
streaks and stripes, caused by a virus in-
we know, are irresistible!
stripe. Flat wire in blue winds inside and
fecting the bulb. Similar varieties available
With their smooth, somewhat soft,
outside the bowl. Tom placed pittosporum
today are virus-free; the colorful streaks are
often curving stems, tulips look great when
branches first, then the bundles, plus
the result of breeders’ ingenuity.
you insert them into a bouquet in bundles
looped aspidistra leaves and bundled
• The famous “tulip mania” in the Nether-
of three or four, as Tom has done here.
blades of lily grass, massaged to get just
lands of the 1630s is regarded by many
The bundles make the design quick and
the right curve—all harmonizing nicely
as the world’s first economic bubble.
easy to assemble and also create pattern,
with the natural tulip foliage. b
Do your customers ask where their ﬂowers were grown? Retailers all around the country report increasing interest in the “buy local” movement, especially among younger customers. The movement has gained momentum in cut ﬂowers by riding on the coattails of the “farm-to-fork” or “farm-to-table” movement in food. Plenty of restaurants nationwide are now promoting their meat and produce as locally supplied. So are some grocery stores—or at the very least, giving customers information and choices about where food products come from. In food, the movement is
driven by perceptions about quality, freshness and sustainability—concerns that can easily transfer to fresh ﬂowers. It’s linked in many ways to the rise of farmers’ markets, where locally grown ﬂowers are typically sold alongside organic carrots, corn and kale. For some, the “buy local” movement is also about getting people to support their own local economies by patronizing lo-
cal businesses—including local ﬂorists—versus national chains and internet-based suppliers. AMERICAN GROWN This summer, a coalition of United States ﬂower farmers launched a campaign to create brand awareness around a new label, “Certiﬁed American Grown.” The intention, promoters say, is to make ﬂower buyers aware that American-grown ﬂowers should
How do the “buy local” and “buy American” movements play out for retail ﬂorists?
be associated with quality, freshness, consistency and sustainability. Already more than 30 ﬂower growers have received certiﬁcation—which means they have undergone a supply-chain audit process by an independent, third-party agency that allows them to use the Certiﬁed American Grown logo. They include some of the best-known brand names in the business—trusted and well-respected fresh-ﬂower suppliers like Alaska Perfect Peony, Dramm & Echter, Green Valley Floral, Roseville Farms, and The Sun Valley Group. Of course, “buying local” and
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CLOSER TO HOME buying American-grown ﬂowers are not quite the same thing. For a ﬂower buyer in New York City, ﬂowers that were shipped from Colombia have actually traveled a shorter distance than ﬂowers that came from California, where about three-quarters of all Americangrown ﬂowers are produced. Of the growers who have been certiﬁed so far, nearly half hail from California—but the list also includes growers in Alaska, Florida, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. At press time, others were on their way to being certiﬁed. The campaign is supported by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, which represents more than 700 widely distributed growers in every region of the United States, plus some in Canada. So, buyers who wish to purchase at least some of their ﬂowers from a truly local source have many options. But is buying local truly a practical option for retail ﬂorists? What are the pros and cons? SLOWING DOWN IN SEATTLE A good place to look for answers to those questions is Seattle, which could be described as the epicenter of the “farm-to-centerpiece” movement. (That movement is sometimes also called “slow ﬂowers,” after the “slow food” movement—as opposed to “fast food”—underway since 1986. Slow Flowers is also the title of a 2013 book by Debra Prinzing, a garden writer and champion of the movement who just happens to live in the Seattle area.) True, California farms produce most of the ﬂowers grown in the U.S. But only Seattle has a wholesale market devoted exclusively to cut-ﬂower materials sourced from local farms. The Seattle Wholesale Growers Market was founded just ﬁve years ago, in 2011, as a farmer-owned cooperative. Today it sells cut ﬂowers, greens and ornamentals from 15 ﬂower farms. Nine are in Washington, ﬁve in Oregon and one (a peony grower) in Alaska. Just recently, the market has begun to supplement its offerings during the winter with cut ﬂowers from California. Don’t imagine it as something like a farmers’ market, with products geared to consumers. Housed in an old brewery in an industrial part of town, the Seattle Wholesale Growers 18 www.flowersandmagazine.com
Grower Janet Foss, of J. Foss Garden Flowers in Chehalis, Washington, arrives two days a week at Northwest Wholesale in Seattle to sell locally grown flowers from within her own niche at the wholesale house. Those on display last April included sturdy foxglove, vibrant clematis, and Janet’s trademark callas, up to six feet tall. “They were my grandmother’s,” Janet tells, propagated from one generation to the next. “We cut them a bit more open”—easier to do when flowers don’t have to be shipped long-distance.
Buyers at Washington Floral Service in Tacoma source from local growers when they can—including, in the springtime, viburnum, white lilac, and all of the flowers and foliage in the bouquet seen on the previous page. They note, however, that they would not be able to rely on local growers alone to supply the quantities they need to satisfy their customers.
CLOSER TO HOME Market is a resource for a certain segment of professional buyers, with a product selection and presentation geared to the trade. No wide-open ﬂowers here, such as you often see at farmers’ markets, harvested for eye appeal rather than for maximum vase life. What you will ﬁnd are eye-catching seasonal ﬂowers, available in limited quantities and often for a short time only, extraordinarily fresh and intriguingly different. The market is open ﬁve days a week, and admits the general public only from ten to two on Fridays. The rest of the time, customers must be in possession of a buyer’s card, available to local ﬂorists and other retailers, and to qualiﬁed professionals such as photographers, restaurant buyers, and interior designers (those without a Washington State reseller’s permit must pay sales tax). WHO BUYS LOCAL? Who shops at the market? “We do have customers who want to
buy 100 percent local, but not a ton of them,” says Diane Szukovathy, president of the market and co-owner of Jello Mold Farm in Mount Vernon, Washington. “I would say the bulk of them are ‘omnivores.’ They’re creative people who like to work with special, seasonal ﬂowers, but who also buy bread-and-butter at the traditional wholesaler.” Indeed, in the Seattle area, traditional wholesale ﬂorists also supply locally grown cut ﬂowers, labeled as such. “More and more
Flowering branches were in season last April at the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, a farmer-owned co-operative. The crops on offer there included distinctive items like the blooming branches of a thornless, fruitless blackberry (top left). Its white flowers may eventually drop their petals, but will leave behind the pretty yellow center. “It gets very tall and lasts for ten days!” says Diane Szukovathy of Jello Mold Farm in Mount Vernon, Washington, who is also president of the market. Other branches at the Seattle growers’ market in late April included dogwood and cherry branches.
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CLOSER TO HOME people are starting to ask for that,” says Diane Lagerstedt of Washington Floral in nearby Tacoma—partly because the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market has raised awareness and stimulated demand. At Northwest Wholesale, not far from the growers’ market in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, Janet Foss arrives two days a week to sell ﬂowers grown on her four-acre farm, J.Foss Garden Flowers in Chehalis, Washington. The arrangement works well both for Janet and for Northwest Wholesale because it brings in customers who want some of Janet’s specialty ﬂowers to spice up the mix—but who also buy staple ﬂowers, including imports, from Northwest. DIVINELY DIFFERENT Talk to these experts, and it becomes clear that buying local can widen your supply possibilities in exciting ways. It also means adapting your habits, your marketing, and your design sensibility. Local growers typically are passionate
Also on display at the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, just before Mother’s Day last spring, were an abundance of bulb flowers, including tulips, narcissus blooms and robust lily of the valley. The fringed and lily-flowering tulips are grown by Vivian Larson of Everyday Flowers in Stanwood, Washington; these tulips fetch a higher price for their freshness, quality, and distinctive style. “Vivian is super tuned into color,” says market president Diane Szukovathy. “Maybe women farmers understand feminine sensibilities a little bit better! Which is part of what drives the floral industry.”
and adventurous. They’re able to bring highquality crops to market that you won’t ﬁnd elsewhere—crops bred and grown for use as cuts, but with the earthy allure of garden or ﬁeld ﬂowers. When ﬂowers don’t have to undergo the rigors of long-distance shipping, the range of options opens up. “Some ﬂowers should only be locally grown,” believes Janet. “If a ﬂorist buys something shipped in a box and it doesn’t last, they might give up on it, without realizing it can perform really well if they buy it locally. My customers are always amazed at how long Queen Anne’s lace can last.” On the other hand, on a given day Janet may have just one bunch of a particular ﬂower—and when it’s gone, it’s gone. The high quality of her crops is related to the smallscale farming she does. Scarcity can make a special ﬂower seem even more special—but it doesn’t work well if you need to know in advance that you can get 60 bunches of tulips for a wedding, all the same color and all in the same stage of development. In Washington, locally grown ﬂowers are also highly seasonal. Some varieties come and go within a couple of weeks. For a visual
feast, and a look at what’s available from the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, go to the market website (listed at the end of this story), then click on the Availability tab and visit the market’s Flickr page. If you’re reading this article in January, however, you might want to go back in April or May, when the market’s local growers really get going. In winter, the local supply is relatively meager and is supplemented with certiﬁed sustainable ﬂowers from California—which becomes the new “local.” FUEL FOR PASSION Currently, about 64% of fresh ﬂowers sold in the United States are imported from other countries (with the percentage calculated by dollar value). For everyday staples, most ﬂorists rely heavily on imports as well as on domestic ﬂowers that might be grown hundreds of miles away. Adding more locally sourced ﬂowers into the mix, however, can be a great way to make your shop offerings stand out from the crowd. An even more important strategy is to be informed yourself about where your ﬂowers come from, and to be able to give your customers informed choices.
For most customers, and for most ﬂorists, quality and value are the most important criteria. Locally grown ﬂowers may be a little more expensive; they may also be of higher quality—especially if the deﬁnition of “quality” includes seasonal variety and, perhaps, the ability to say to your customer, “These dahlias were grown by Farmer Brown over in the next county. I’ve met her, and she’s just as passionate about ﬂowers as I am!” “There’s a place for everybody in the chain,” says Diane Szukovathy of the Seattle growers’ market, “but I do think we add another dimension to the industry. For me it’s not about telling people, ‘You should be buying local’; it’s all about feeding creativity and the passion for ﬂowers and plants. We think that passion is fed in our market.” b
Resources for local & domestic ﬂowers www.americangrownﬂowers.org www.ASCFG.org (Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers)
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THEME: A WORLDWIDE WEDDING
Flowers& INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONTEST TOP PRIZE $1,000
THEME: A WORLDWIDE WEDDING
WHO CAN ENTER: Flowers& Magazine subscribers If you are not a subscriber simply visit www.ﬂowersandmagazine.com and click on the “subscribe” link. Subscriptions start as low as $19.95 a year. STEP 1 DESIGN A WEDDING BOUQUET WITH THE THEME A WORLDWIDE WEDDING (see speciﬁcs in the BLUE box at right). STEP 2 PHOTOGRAPH THE COMPLETED DESIGN FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES: • We recommend that you photograph your bouquet against a neutral background. Judges want to see the bouquet and will take points away if the background or environment interferes. • So that we can see the bouquet closer up in the photo, it should be no longer than three feet in any direction. Make sure the entire bouquet is visible within the frame of the photo. • Please note that digital photos must be taken at a high resolution, with high camera settings for “quality” and “size.” Questions? Email us at contest@ﬂowersandmagazine.com. STEP 3 SEND US THE PHOTO OF YOUR DESIGN ALONG WITH YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND THE EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR SUBSCRIPTION* VIA TRADITIONAL MAIL OR EMAIL. • Send only one photo. Only one submission per contestant is allowed. • TRADITIONAL MAIL Send a high-quality photographic print at least 5x7 inches (unmounted) OR a CD with a high-quality digital photo and printout to: Flowers& Design Contest, 11444 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Include your name, your phone number, and the email address associated with your subscription*. All prints and CDs become property of Flowers& and will not be returned. • EMAIL Send your entry photo as a hi-res digital photo ﬁle. Name your digital photo ﬁle with your name, spelled out in a way that allows us to match the photo ﬁle with your name as submitted with the entry. Simply rename the photo ﬁle, keeping the ﬁle format extension (example:YourName.jpg). TWO WAYS TO EMAIL YOUR ENTRY
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CASH PRIZES 1st place: $1,000 2nd place: $500 3rd place: $250 THEME: A WORLDWIDE WEDDING Like everything else, weddings today are a global affair. (Celebrity case in point: the marriage of a certain American movie star to a Lebanese-born British lawyer—in Italy!) That means inspiration for wedding design can come from just about anywhere, rifﬁng on local traditions or blending cross-currents in a truly international style. What’s your inspiration for an international bridal bouquet? • The design must feature fresh ﬂowers primarily. The cost that you as a retail professional would pay for all materials in the design should be less than U.S. $50. Please keep a list of the materials used in your design; we will ask for the list in the event your entry is selected as a ﬁnalist. JUDGING Winners are selected through two phases of judging: Phase 1 A preliminary screening by a panel of expert judges determines the 10 ﬁnalists. Entries are judged anonymously, according to the originality, color harmony, balance, mechanics, and overall design of each arrangement as well as on how well they meet the requirements of this year’s theme. Finalists are notiﬁed of their status as such by May 30. Phase 2 The original photographs of the top 10 entries are featured in the August issue of Flowers&. Once again, the designers’ identities are not revealed. Voting by number, the magazine’s readers choose the ﬁrst-, second-, and third-place winners from the 10 ﬁnalists’ designs. Print subscribers to Flowers& will receive postage-paid ballot cards with the August issue; voting online will also be enabled for members of the wider Flowers& community. The winners are announced in the November issue of Flowers&.
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Basic design techniques from Cindy Tole
Photography by Ron Derhacopian
how to secure a ribbon bow to a wooden pick You probably do this every day: attach a wired ribbon bow to a wooden pick before adding it to a plant or to an arrangement in floral foam. It seems simple, but if you don’t do it right, the bow can look messy, fall forward, or come off the pick altogether. Here is a technique that makes the picked bow really secure. 1. After making the bow, you have two prongs of wire coming out from it. Many designers just wrap both wires at once around a pick—but that can easily slip off. Instead, wrap first one of the wire ends, then the other; the result is far more secure. Also, rather than starting at the top, the easy way to do the wrap is to hold the wire against a point lower down on the pick and twirl the pick up to the bow. 2. When you have done this with one wire, wrap the other wire around the pick separately. Wind it down… 3. …and then back up the pick for added security. b
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Concepts in floral art for interiors.
LINES AND CIRCLES To create the wall art at left, Tomas wove willow branches, dried grasses, and silver wire into an existing framework of metal basketry before adding the muscari, still attached to their bulbs. Likewise, the wood sculpture above inspired him to add flowers in water tubes to it, playing with the contrast between static and organic lines. “Creativity is not only to invent new things, but also to see a new potential in existing objects,” says Tomas.
Floral design by Tomas de Bruyne
Photography by Claude Smekens
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THE MAGIC BOX Presented with a set of copper-framed display boxes with glass panes, Tomas saw the opportunity to create a compelling illusion: long branches appear to pass invisibly from inside one box to the next, cutting a diagonal line through a woodsy world of ferns and phalaenopsis orchids, like fallen trees on the forest floor.
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GLORIOUS Above, a bright, energetic medley of flowers, vines, and branches bursts from a teal-blue vase. At right, Tomas stacked birch rounds on top of a vase that he had covered with strips of veneer, to give it a harmonizing texture. Both designs feature a reddish-orange gloriosa that is a new variety named after Tomas de Bruyne himself. With firm, finely fringed petals and pale green leaves, the gloriosa spills from the wooden structure with the ends of the flexible stems hidden in water tubes.
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BEYOND DÉCOR RIDING THE WAVE At right, a bright circle of roses echoes the shape of a wooden wall sculpture, while the sculpture itself is much like a garden rose, carved with a swirling pattern reminiscent of the interior petals on the roses Tomas has chosen for his circle. These include classic “quartered” garden roses and red garden roses with a green “eye” of thicker, leaf-like petals. Repetition of form, with contrasting yet harmonizing colors, is the key to this striking design.
FERTILE CRESCENT Above, rounds of bamboo, painted white and dangling from nearly invisible monofilament, lend a lightness and grace to this long-lasting work of floral art. Likewise, the boat-shaped structure of green branches seems to float, a picture of perfect balance, perched on slender twin stems emerging from a sturdy base. Filling the boat is a mass of blooming white azaleas (Rhododendron
simmsii ‘Mont Blanc’). The many greenish-white buds on the living plants will open over time. For now, bamboo rounds join the open blooms in a pattern of froth overlaid with geometry, white against the small glossy ovals of the leaves.
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TWIN FLAMES Above, Tomas found a beautiful way to emphasize the long, smooth stems of French tulips: he fashioned twin structures out of fresh, flexible willow, each flowing upward from an iron base, and placed the tulips inside glass cylinders hidden inside the willow sculptures. The effect is an ideal complement to the artwork behind them.
BEYOND DÉCOR ON THE VINE Have you ever seen rambling or climbing roses dripping down a fence on long, vine-like stems? Such was the inspiration Tomas took for the design at left—a spare, strippeddown version of flowering vines to suit the subdued, streamlined modernity of the room, with its stark yet beautiful gray shelves. He created the “vines” using thick metal wire wound about with thinner wire for a minutely spiraling pattern and texture. For the flowers, he picked
Begonia elatior flowers from plants and wired them directly onto the metal vines. “These are very longlasting flowers, even without a water source,” says Tomas. The beautiful sea-green ceramic pots could be seen as standing in for foliage; their color value and the texture of the basrelief are well matched to the creamy peach of the begonia flowers. NATURAL ELEGANCE At right, opentopped terrariums hold nothing more than twigs and spray orchids in water tubes. One of these would be stunning by itself, but a collection of five, in two different sizes, has stunning impact. b
Tomas de Bruyne
principal instructor for the European Master
chase on the Life3 website, along with other
Widely published and internationally
Certification program, a comprehensive
books, including Passionate Emotions—the
renowned, Belgian floral designer Tomas
curriculum offered by Tomas in partnership
perfect inspiration for Valentine’s Day!
de Bruyne is the author of more than 15
with Hitomi Gilliam AIFD.
For more on Tomas, Life3, and the EMC program, visit these websites:
books, on his own and in collaboration
Some of the photos seen here are also
with Per Benjamin of Sweden and Max
included in the book, Interior Emotions by
van de Sluis of the Netherlands, his
Life3, published in 2014 by the Belgian
partners in the design team Life3. He is the
firm Stichting Kunstboek, available for pur-
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Four stylistic directions predicted to be popular in the coming year, along with a sampling of floral products that can help you create your own version of these trendy looks. W
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Clever and craft-y, pastoral and feminine, the DIY sensibility promoted for the past 30 years by Martha Stewart and her many imitators keeps evolving. In the age of Etsy and Pinterest, itâ€™s stronger and more sophisticated than ever. The rustic colors and textures favored by so many brides spill over into home dĂŠcor; a soft, bleached palette is accented with deeper hues. Linen, muslin, rope and yarn harmonize with the burlap and buttons of recent seasons. Garden flowers like dahlias, scabiosa, hydrangea, and garden roses find a natural home in this look, as do herbs like rosemaryâ€”as in the grouping at right, which includes, front and center, the white David Austin garden rose variety, Patience. The tied and textured vases are in the Linen Jacket collection from Syndicate Sales.
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homespun As the name implies, woven fabrics with a vintage feelâ€”linen, muslin, lace and burlapâ€”are just right for this look; wide ribbon makes a charming and easy accessory. Look for ceramic pots and pitchers with a hand-thrown look, along with simple glass containers from apothecary bottles and terrariums to colored glass in classic shapes. White Mist foliage blends beautifully with the muted pastels that dominate the palette, and with cottage flowers like tulips and Queen Anneâ€™s lace.
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Modern media and the global marketplace have made gypsies of us allâ€”virtual, if not actual, world travelers. The result is an eclectic mix of bold, ethnicinspired colors and patterns, unified with the universal currency: precious metals, made still more precious with the patina of age and use. Champagne and rose gold mingle with antique silver and mercury glass; artisanal crafts range from the traditional to the contemporary. On the opposite page, jewel tones spill in a rich medley from the brushed-gold Dorado Bowl. They are accented with ruscus and ming fern glinting with a finish that harmonizes the flowers with the shapely container.
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Warm, advancing colors combine naturally with metallics in Caravanâ€™s earthy palette; subdued naturals are introduced with decorative accessories in the style of traditional handicrafts. Design Masterâ€™s Gold Leaf metallic paint (above) and trendy new Rose Gold (seen on page 52) make it easy to add gleaming accents into any design. Dyed banksia flowers come in just the right hues, as does floral sand. At right, Worldâ€™s Favorite tulips, bright red celosia and lemoncolored callas fill a patterned, amber art-glass vase.
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Creative Coils in gold and copper (as seen above, and also on the previous page, belting the vase and wrapped around the foam inside) hit just the right note for Caravanâ€”as does textured metallic Snakeskin Wire. Red and gold, ochre and burnt orange all blend beautifully around a unifying shade of leafy green. At right, a glass cylinder in champagne gold underscores the warm tones of Freedom and Cumbia roses, dahlias and gerberas, along with a bright burst of dried, dyed margarita flowers.
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Threatened by global warming, the worldâ€™s rainforests take on even more potent symbolic value, along with their endangered inhabitants. Deep greens and rich, textured browns make up the foundation of this palette, a foil for gem-like natural hues. Bark and twigs, moss, lichens and vines provide a sustaining habitat for forest dwellers from orchids to butterflies. Foliageâ€”like the scented geranium leaves that shelter and wave, at rightâ€”can play a special role in floral designs that celebrate this sensibility, as can the multitude of floral materials available today in light, fresh green, including hydrangea and ornamental kale. The rich purple of Florigene carnations makes a striking complement, and the ensemble is well supported by the mottled colors of a bowl in hand-glazed stoneware.
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revitalize Succulents can play a role in any of today’s trends, but they’re especially well-suited to Revitalize—whether real or permanent. Corrugated zinc brings an outdoorsy feel; sustainable bamboo fits right in. Other “green” and styleappropriate accessories include finely branching teaplant, Verona paper (with its organic colors and natural fibers), and a glowing butterfly lamp in the hand-crafted Tiffany tradition. At right, the woodland look of lady’s-slipper orchids is right at home inside a garden cloche resting in a zinc tray.
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revitalize The rough natural texture of wood and bark is perfect for Revitalize; it’s nice to know it is available in a range of color values, including birch and blond woods, tried and true Rustic Wire (in green as well as brown), or dried lotus pods in a bright green that resembles fresh. Variegated leaves—whether real, as in the design at right, or faux, as in the Ti Leaf Ribbon below—also add harmonizing lightness to designs. Looking for a novel, fashion-forward accent to bring the outdoors in? Consider feathers or aluminum critters.
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Contemporary truthseekers look to both science and spirituality for answersâ€”and draw inspiration from images of worlds as yet unknown. A palette of blues and purples is balanced with lunar white and energized with red flares from neighboring planets, far-off galaxies, or glinting beds of deep-sea coral. Brushed silver and zinc suggest the vessels that carry us on our long journey. At right, tessellated vanda orchids and purple larkspur join with silvered curly willow and ruscus in a spiral that yearns upward from a silver hobnail glass bubble bowl. On the next two pages, where similar colors and textures recombine, they are seen adjacent to objects made of polished wood, bringing in a contrasting yet compatible accent reminiscent of Zen gardens.
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inner space How better to evoke enlightenment than with light itself? Artfully placed LED lights make the most of translucent and reflective accessories like colored glass and Deco Beads, silvertone zinc trays, or the wire mesh that adds stylistic interest to the design below. To enlarge the visual vocabulary of Inner Space, bring in distinctive elements that feel both organic and abstractâ€” like the pods, wood and ceramic vessels, tillandsia, and faux coral pictured here, or the elegant, appropriately named Galaxy Pins.
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Burlap Lace wide ribbon, Reliant. For more information on Mum bushes dropped into white merchandise featured in Flowers&, ceramic pots, Sullivans. contact the supplier directly. Direct pg 53 links to most suppliers can be found on the Flowers& website, www.flowersandmagazine.com. Use the links under “Advertisers in This Issue” or the link to our searchable, online Buyers’ Guide at the top of the Flowers& home page.
FOCUS ON DESIGN, pages 8-9 Tulips still attached to their bulbs, Sun Valley Floral Farms. Footed glass Monroe Vase, Syndicate Sales.
FLOWER TALES, pages 13-14 Tulips, Sun Valley Floral Farms. Moderne Vase and Deco Rocks, Accent Décor.
DESIGN TECH, page 28 Garlands of Grace urn, Teleflora.
HOMESPUN, pages 44-47 Romantic Antike roses, Alexandra Farms. Bells of Ireland, callas, hydrangea, and tulips, Sun Valley. White Mist ming fern and salal, Wm. F. Puckett. Succulents, Dramm & Echter. Linen Jacket Collection and Apothecary bottles, Syndicate Sales. Glaze of Glory pitcher and Couture Vase in violet, Teleflora. Linen/Cotton Blend Ribbon (with leaf and bird print), Harvest Import. Raw Muslin and Pastel Wraps, Smithers-Oasis. Chicken Wire Planter with buttoned burlap liner, SNK Enterprises. 8-inch bubble bowl and lid in G3 100% recycled glass, Garcia Group Glass. Pearlized Glass in lavender and Hobnail Jars, Accent Décor.
CARAVAN, pages 48-53 Dahlias and succulents, Dramm & Echter. Tulips, hypericum, and celosia, Sun Valley. Freedom and orange-gold Cumbia roses, Royal Flowers. Gilded foliages, Wm. F. Puckett. Dyed dried banksia and orange margarita flowers, Knud Nielsen. Dorado Bowl, Isadora Lantern, tall gold Loni vases, ceramic Monarch Pot with decorative bas-relief and antique finish in orange, and Crushed Glass in gold, Accent Décor. Floral Sand (both coarse and fine) in citrus lime, marigold, yellow, cranberry and magenta, Sandtastik. Gold Leaf and Rose Gold paint (applied to succulent rosettes), Design Master. Amber art-glass vase, Diamond Star. Creative Coils in gold and copper and glass cylinder in Champagne color, Syndicate Sales. Snakeskin Wire in red and gold, Smithers-Oasis. Wool and jute rug with green border and metallic leather pillows in antique gold and silver, red and brown, Jamali.
REVITALIZED, pages 54-59 Ornamental kale, hydrangea, and lilies, Sun Valley. Succulents, Dramm & Echter. Paphiopedilum orchids, Green Point. Tuscan Autumn Bowl, Tall Bamboo Vase and Grand Sunshine multiglazed ceramic cachepot, Teleflora. Zinc Canister, Bleached Teaplant with Wooden Base, ceramic Newport Bowl, Verona Paper in green, red, plum, and silver, Renoir cloche and Sydney tray, Birch Strips, polished wood Nature Vase with natural handle, and Aluminum Spider, Accent Décor.
FEATURED SUPPLIERS Accent Décor, Inc. Call 800-385-5114 or visit www.accentdecor.com.
Moonlight Feather. Call 800-468-6048 or visit www.moonlightfeather.com.
Acolyte. Call 888-ACOLYTE (2265983) or visit www.888acolyte.com.
Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. Call 888-234-5400 or visit www.pioneerwholesaleco.com.
Alexandra Farms. Call 305-528-3657 or visit alexandrafarms.com.
Reliant Ribbon. Call 800-886-2697 or visit www.reliantribbon.com.
Design Master Color Tool. Call 800-525-2644 or visit www.dmcolor.com.
Royal Flowers. Call 800-977-4483 or visit www.royalflowersecuador.com.
Diamond Star. Call 888-866-8368 or visit www.diamondstarglass.com.
Sandtastik Products Inc. Call 800-845-3845 or visit www.floralsand.com.
Dramm & Echter. Call 800-854-7021 or visit www.drammechter.com.
Smithers-Oasis. Call 800-321-8286 or visit www.oasisfloral.com.
Fitz Design. Call 800-500-2120 or visit www.creationsbyfitzdesign.com.
SNK Enterprises. Call 800-531-5375 or visit www.snkenterprises.com.
Garcia Group Glass. Call 800-241-3733 or visit www.floramart.com.
Sullivans, Inc. Call 800-456-4568 or visit www.sullivangift.com.
Green Point Nurseries. Call 800-717-4456 or visit www.greenpointnursery.com.
The Sun Valley Group. Call 800-747-0396 or visit www.thesunvalleygroup.com.
Harvest Import. Call 949-833-7738 or visit www.harvestimport.com.
Syndicate Sales. Call 800-428-0515 or visit www.syndicatesales.com.
Jamali Garden and Floral Supply. Call 212-996-5534 or visit www.jamaligarden.com.
Teleflora. Call 800-333-0205 or visit www.myteleflora.com.
JRM Chemical. Call 800-962-4010 or visit www.soilmoist.com. Knud Nielsen. Call 800-633-1682 or visit www.knudnielsen.com. Milton Adler Company. Call 800-651-0113 or visit www.miltonadler.com.
UCI (Unlimited Containers, Inc.). Call 888-880-8998 or visit www.unlimitedcontainers.com. Wm. F. Puckett. Call 800-426-3376 or visit www.puckettfern.com.
advertiser links Butterfly Wings Accent Lamp, Fitz Design. Aeonium succulent pick, Pioneer Imports. Feathers, Moonlight Feather. Rustic Wire in brown and green, Smithers-Oasis. Birch-bark cylinder vase, Jamali. Variegated Ti Leaf Floral Ribbon, Harvest Import. Green lotus pods, Knud Nielsen. Square planter in Terrace Collection, Syndicate Sales.
To access our advertisers’ websites, go to www.flowersandmagazine.com and click on “Advertisers in This Issue.” ACCENT DÉCOR, INC. 800-385-5114 www.accentdecor.com
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF FLORAL DESIGNERS (AIFD) 410-752-3318 www.aifd.org
D&D INTERNATIONAL 844-471-3526 www.dndvases.com DAVID AUSTIN ROSES 800-328-8893 www.davidaustinrosesusa.com
INNER SPACE, pages 60-63 Blue hydrangea, Sun Valley. Frosted (silvered) ruscus and curly willow, Wm. F. Puckett. Silver hobnail glass bubble bowl, UCI. Ruby Vases, Azure Vases, Napa Planter in silver, and footed ceramic Anise Vase in blue and ivory, Accent Décor. Floral Sand in shades of blue, purple and white and Activ-Wire Mesh, Sandtastik. Polished baobab pods, Knud Nielsen. Galvanized zinc trays, fir wood bowls, and faux red coral, Jamali. Deco Beads in Cobalt Blue and Baby Blue, JRM. E-Mini 9 (four-inch light base illuminating cylinder vase with white orchids), Acolyte. Galaxy Pins, Milton Adler.
DOLLAR TREE DIRECT 877-530-TREE (8733) www.dollartree.com/floral/559/index.cat
FITZ DESIGN, INC. 800-500-2120 www.creationsbyfitzdesign.com
GREEN POINT NURSERIES 800-717-4456 www.greenpointnursery.com
GREEN VALLEY FLORAL 800-228-1255 www.greenvalleyfloral.com
HARVEST IMPORT 949-833-7738 www.harvestimport.com
JAMALI FLORAL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES 212-879-0108 www.jamaligarden.com
KURT S. ADLER, INC. 800-243-9627 www.kurtadler.com
MILTON ADLER COMPANY 800-651-0113 www.miltonadler.com
MOONLIGHT FEATHER 800-468-6048 www.moonlightfeather.com
NANIWA FLOWER AUCTION www.facebook.com/naniwaflowerauction.osaka.japan
NORTHEAST FLORAL EXPO 800-352-6946 www.northeastfloralexpo.com, www.flowersplantsinct.com
PETE GARCIA COMPANY 800-241-3733 www.floramart.com
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RELIANT RIBBON 800-886-2697 www.reliantribbon.com
ROYAL FLOWERS 800-977-4483 www.royalflowersecuador.com
SANDTASTIK PRODUCTS 800-845-3845 www.floralsand.com
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SMITHERS-OASIS 800-321-8286 www.oasisfloral.com
SNK ENTERPRISES 800-531-5375 www.snkenterprises.com
SYNDICATE SALES 800-428-0515 www.syndicatesales.com
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ART FOR LOVE’S SAKE What says “I love you” better than a hand-blown, scalloped art-glass vase in red and white, filled with roses and fluffy carnations? Teleflora’s Swirls of Love Bouquet is nationally advertised for Valentine’s Day 2015, but the vase is likely to remain a popular choice year-round. Call 800-333-0205 or visit www.myteleflora.com.
MODERN MOROCCAN A classic Moroccan motif gets updated with bright citrus and candy colors in one of the latest patterns introduced for everyday gift packaging by BoxCo. Specialty boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes are available along with matching die-cut gift cards. Call 800-654-2932 or visit www.boxcoindustries.com.
READY FOR SPRING A whitewashed 15-inch pot inside a wire frame with handles, filled with a delicate premade collection of fresh green foliage in realistic permanent botanicals, makes the perfect nesting spot, a sweet and simple harbinger of spring. Call Sullivans at 800-456-4568 or visit www.sullivangift.com.
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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL JANUARY 5-16, ATLANTA, GA FloraMart 2015 Fall/Christmas Market. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
JANUARY 6-13, ATLANTA, GA Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (temporaries, January 8-12), AmericasMart. Call 800-ATL-MART or visit www.americasmart.com.
JANUARY 14-20, DALLAS, TX Dallas Holiday & Home Expo, Dallas Market Center. Call 800-DAL-MKTS or visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com.
JANUARY 15-19, CHICAGO, IL Chicago Winter Market, Merchandise Mart. Visit www.chicagogiftmarket.com.
JANUARY 21-23, FORD LAUDERDALE, FL TPIE (Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition), Broward County Convention Center. Visit www.tpie.org.
JANUARY 23-26, LOS ANGELES, CA California Gift Show, Los Angeles Convention Center. Call 800-318-2238 or visit www.californiagiftshow.com.
JUNE 24-30, DALLAS, TX Dallas Holiday & Home Expo, Dallas Market Center. Call 800-DAL-MKTS or visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com.
JUNE 30-JULY 4, DENVER, CO National AIFD Symposium, Sheraton Denver Downtown. Call 410-752-3318 or visit www.aifd.org.
JULY 7-14, ATLANTA, GA Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (temporaries, July 9-13), AmericasMart. Call 800-ATL-MART or visit www.americasmart.com.
NORTHEAST REGION MARCH 14-15, GROTON, CT Northeast Floral Expo, Mystic Marriott Hotel. Call the Connecticut Florists Association at 800-3526946 or visit www.northeastfloralexpo.com.
APRIL 12, ORONO, ME Maine State Florist Association, program includes Everyday Designs for Spring with Julie Poeltler, Black Bear Inn. Call Karen Duncan at 207-769-2731.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION
JULY 11-14, COLUMBUS, OH
JULY 17-19, SUGAR LAND, TX
Cultivate15 (formerly OFA Short Course), Greater Columbus Convention Center. Visit www.americanhort.org.
Texas State Florists’ Association Convention, Marriott Sugar Land Hotel. Visit www.tsfa.org.
JULY 29-AUGUST 1, MONTEREY, CA CalFlowers Fun ’N Sun Convention, Monterey Marriott. Call the California Association of Flower Growers and Shippers at 831-479-4912 or visit www.cafgs.org.
CENTRAL REGION MARCH 6-8, GRAND RAPIDS, MI Great Lakes Floral Expo, DeVos Center. Call the Michigan Floral Association at 517-575-0110 or visit www.greatlakesfloralexpo.com.
MARCH 15, PIERRE, SD
SOUTHEAST REGION MARCH 8, PINE MOUNTAIN, GA Georgia State Florist Association, program includes Wedding Designs with Alex Jackson, The Lodge at Calloway Gardens. Call Randy Wooten at 912-383-6223.
MARCH 15, SILVER SPRING, MD Potomac Floral Wholesale, program includes Wedding Designs with John Hosek. Call David Powers at 301-589-4747.
APRIL 10-12, BIRMINGHAM, AL AIFD 2015 Southern Conference (“Botanical Bliss”), Aloft Hotel-Rosewood Hall. Contact conference chairs Mandy Majerik (205-3242663) or Kevin Hinton (662-255-6530) or visit www.aifd.org.
NY Now, The Market for Home + Lifestyle, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Pier 94. Call 800-272-SHOW or visit www.nynow.com.
South Dakota Florist Association, program includes Wedding Designs with Alex Jackson, Ramkota Hotel. Call Renee Polreis at 800-996-4323.
FEBRUARY 3-5, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
MARCH 15, WICHITA, KS
AmericanHort Next Level Conference, Hyatt Pier 66. Visit www.yournextlevel.org.
Valley Floral Company, Spring Open House with Vonda LaFever. Call Jerry Yocum at 800-657-2553.
Florida State Florist Association, program includes Party Designs with Joyce Mason-Monheim, Caribe-Royale Resort. Call Len Buckett at 321-633-5499.
MARCH 20-22, GREEN BAY, WI
AUGUST 15, GREENSBORO, NC
JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 4, NEW YORK, NY
MARCH 9-10, WASHINGTON, DC SAF Congressional Action Days. Call the Society of American Florists at 800-336-4743 or visit www.safnow.org.
JUNE 14, ORLANDO, FL
World Floral Expo, LA Convention Center. Visit www.worldfloralexpo.com.
WUMFA (Wisconsin Upper Michigan Floral Association) Annual Convention, program includes Weddings & Events with Kevin Ylvisaker, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. Call Rod Crittenden at 517-575-0110 or visit www.wumfa.org.
JUNE 7-8, HARTFORD, CT
MARCH 29, DECATUR, IL
JANUARY 25, SEATTLE, WA
SAF Retail Growth Solutions Mini-Conference, Hartford Marriott Farmington. Call the Society of American Florists at 800-336-4743 or visit www.safnow.org.
Illinois State Florist Association, program includes Wedding Designs with Vonda LaFever, Decatur Conference Center. Call Michelle O’Neal Babicky at 217-498-8882.
SAF One-Day Profit Blast, Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport. Call the Society of American Florists at 800-336-4743 or visit www.safnow.org.
MARCH 11-13, LOS ANGELES, CA
North Carolina State Florist Association, program includes Party Designs with Gerard Toh, Embassy Suites. Call Charlie Jordan at 336-855-5408.
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