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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 […]

POSTED IN: Flower Profiles

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 […]

POSTED IN: Flower Profiles

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 […]

POSTED IN: Flower Profiles

Short profile of the allium plant, available locally in late spring and summer as a cut flower.

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