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5/6/2020 – 5/9/2020. For a limited time and with limited stock. Pre-order available now for contact-free pick-up or delivery. With our spring weddings postponed, we’re itching to fill your lives with nature’s beauty! We’re offering a curated selection of green plants for Mothers’ Day weekend. If you already have a pretty pot to pop the […]

Sadly, my first introduction to one of our hens is also a memorial. We lost Myrtle yesterday to a hepatic fracture. She went quickly. Huge thanks to Dr. Kline and the very kind folks at Niles Animal Hospital. Myrtle was a bold girl. As you can see in the video above, even at two days […]

As a florist, I’d love to have access to all the flowers all the time, but their ephemeral nature makes me appreciate what each season has to offer.  For my clients, working with the seasons when selecting their wedding flowers ensures they’ll receive the best quality flowers available for their wedding. Each season has blooms […]

We have some catching up to do! Last spring, we welcomed the youngest-ever members of the Pollen team.  In May, our crew grew by four…baby chicks! Here they are at just a couple of days old. They quickly won our hearts, and have provided the most enjoyable breaks from work. (volume on, trust me!) We […]

Links about sustainable floristry for ILEA panel on sustainability

All photography by Anna Guziak. The Details: September wedding at Itasca Country Club Color Palette: A mostly monochromatic wedding with details of blush and navy. Flower Palette: Anemone, lisianthus, garden roses, ranunculus, stock, and clematis. Event Team Photography: Anna Guziak Venue: Itasca Country Club

All photography by Katie Kett. The Details: Colorful spring wedding at Moonlight Studios. Color Palette: Bright and pale orange, pink, blush, and pale blue. Flower Palette:  Dahlias, ranunculus, peonies, poppy, snowball viburnum, tweedia, garden and spray roses. Event Team Photographer: Katie Kett Ceremony and reception: Moonlight Studios Coordinator: Anna Ditton Caterer: Truffleberry Market

All photography by Cristina G Photography. Coordination: Breanna Manzie, Shannon Gail Events. The Details: A monochromatic spring wedding at Chicago Athletic Association. Color Palette: Ivory and green, with details of dark sapphire blue. Flower Palette: Peonies, ranunculus, stock, dusty miller, hydrangea, and blue thistle. Event Team Photographer: Cristina G Photography Coordination: Breanna Manzie, Shannon Gail […]

All Photography by Britta Marie Photography. The Details: Spring wedding at River Roast. Color Palette: Peach, blush, coral, ivory, and sage green. Flower Palette: Peonies, garden roses, spray roses, clematis, eucalyptus, and dusty miller. See the full Style Me Pretty feature here.

At Pollen, we haven’t used floral foam in years.  You can see why here, and how (generally) here.  Briefly, floral foam is a petroleum-derived product that can’t be reused and contains formaldehyde.  Yuck.  In this post, I’ll break it down a bit more, and show how we prep our containers with chicken wire (instead of […]

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