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 […]
Yesterday, Pollen held its first ever workshop at Pollen’s studio, located in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood. Exclusive to Pollen clients (and a sidekick), students learned the basics of floral design, with an emphasis on working with farmers market flowers. After some instruction and demonstration (and mimosas and bloody marys), the students designed their own arrangements. I […]
I just love fall weddings. Mostly because of the fall wedding flowers available, of course! I’m a big fan of berries and branches, and fall is a perfect season to include fruits, berries, and branches in floral arrangements. This post, I’ll focus on non-flowers. Ornamental Peppers (Capsicum annuum) Ornamental peppers are more diverse than you […]
Well, just in the nick of time, I’m getting in a September flower availability post! I love fall, and I especially love the berries that become available in fall. Here are some of the locally grown flowers that I’ve been seeing and using this September: Zinnias Tuberose Eucalyptus Asters Snapdragons Gomphrena Asclepias Celosia Gladiolus Dahlias […]
Short profile of the allium plant, available locally in late spring and summer as a cut flower.