Archive for the ‘Hydrangeas’ Category

We Love America!

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Hey Flower Lovers –

The Calyx Team wanted to wish you a (belated) happy Independence Day!  We are so blessed to live in such a wonderful and beautiful place – hoping everyone had a safe and joy filled day and have a restful  weekend!

~Calyx Team

Beautiful Flowers!

Monday, June 3rd, 2013


Hi Flower Lovers! We wrapped up our Fall 2013 photo shoot and after the last shot was taken, we had some fun putting together beautiful arrangements to share with you, our blog followers.  Here at Calyx, we love flowers and any excuse to play with them is a real treat.

The bouquet shown above is simple yet ever so appealing. This beautiful bouquet is perfect for a guestroom or a bathroom.  The container is a French-style bath jar, easily found in a powder room or a home goods type retailer.  It’s always fun to find unconventional vases around the house that will make for for an eye-catching arrangement.

The bouquet shown below is a great example of how to display flowers in a charming and rustic way.  Leaving flowers out around the home in baskets is a wonderful way to embrace the summer and show off your inner country goddess.  We chose yellow roses and Telstar Iris but the sky is the limit for this fun display!  Using fresh wild flowers is another great option, this could also make a great housewarming gift for a summer move in!


The final bouquet shown below is a personal favorite.  The medley of bright colors paired with a simple brown wooden box is chic, fun, and charming.  This bouquet looks like it belongs on a dinner table outside in Nantucket, late Summer or early Fall.  When arranging flowers, the most important thing to remember is to have fun! There is no bad arrangement, pick your favorite flowers and find a creative and free form way to bring them together. Putting flowers together is a way for you to be the artist and display your creations to all those you love.  Take tips from us, get out in the garden, and put something beautiful and creative together for your dinner table!


Wedding Flowers

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Planning a wedding can be stressful.  There is a lot to think about regarding decor, venue, wedding party, groom choice, the list goes on.  Our experience at Calyx Flowers has really shown us that once you figure out what type of floral motif you want on your big day, the rest falls into place easily.  That might sound silly and expected coming from a floral company, but flowers are found all over weddings – not just in centerpieces on the tables.  In the bride’s bouquet, the bridesmaids’ bouquets, the groom’s lapel, on the bride’s dress, in the bride’s hair, along the aisle, in a flower girl’s basket, on the alter, in the chuppa, on the cake, on the tables, during cocktail hour, hanging from tents and ceilings  on the back of chairs, and really, any place you can think.  Weddings really are floral events.

So, once you figure out what type of floral designs you’re interested in, the rest of the planning should be a piece of cake. Hydrangeas, Peonies, Roses, and Lily of the Valley are typically popular choices for Weddings – colors are generally soft, romantic, and feminine.  Calla Lilies also make for beautiful bouquets or centerpieces.  Some brides opt for something more dramatic, choosing a pallet of dark reds to accent the whites and creams found elsewhere in the decor.  Do you want your centerpieces to make a bold statement or softly cascade across the tables?  You want your wedding to be representative of you and your style, so think about what colors you gravitate towards in your daily life.  Do you wear red lipstick?  Maybe maroon or red hues peppered in your centerpieces, bridesmaid decor, and bridal bouquet would suit your fancy.  Do you wear a lot of black?  Black vases are a chic and classic wedding staple.  Are you more of a chapstick and jeans girl? If that’s the case, perhaps a rustic wedding with lavender and taupe tones would be right for you.  Did you grow up in polos and spend summers at the country club?  Navy blues with white Calla Lilies are an elegant choice for a tasteful upscale wedding.

The Calyx Flowers team took the time to put together a Pinterest board of wedding flowers that inspire us.  Although we find it’s best not to replicate someone else’s wedding, it’s certainly encouraged to find inspiration from other peoples beautiful and happy events. We invite you to take a look at the board and let us know what you think!  Weddings are joyous events, so no need to stress, start with the flowers and let the rest unfold.

Fun Facts about Blooming Hydrangeas

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Hydrangeas blooming in beautiful color
Thought it would be great to share some fun facts about hydrangeas as so many of these wonderful plants are in bloom. Read on and be sure to share if you have any facts or tips on hydrangeas.

The scientific name is from the Greek words “hydro” (water) and “aggos” (a jar) and refers to the fruits of the plant, which are cup-shaped.

The showy parts of the flowers are sepals, not petals.

Has small, flat flowers in dense, round clusters up to 6 inches in diameter at stem ends.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology lists this species as an allergy-safe pollen producing plant.

Native to Japan, Korea.

The flower color can be controlled by soil pH.

Mostly used as a potted plant.

For the most part flowers are not fragrant.



Monochromatic Mixtures

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

It’s no secret that our Calyx Flower Lovers love a bold monochromatic mixture of flowers so I couldn’t wait to tout our newest look – the Blue Hydrangea Bouquet. This is a dramatic combination of billowy blue hydrangeas paired with a similarly shaded blue crackle glass vase. I have no doubt its popularity will rise this summer. It’s clean, contemporary and tasteful when displayed in your home or sent to that of your special someone. Enjoy!

Indeed a monochromatic masterpiece!

Indeed a monochromatic masterpiece!

Winter Blues? Order Flowers Now!

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Every February 2nd as we hear the news that Punxsutawney Phil has once again been startled by his shadow, we find ourselves asking, “just when will winter finally release its chilly grip?” Trading winter wonderlands for sunny shores becomes not a want, but a need, and we venture to faraway places for an essential dose of summer and the warmer days we so anxiously await.

Escaping the winter blues is indeed a must this time of year, but such travels needn’t mean scads of suitcases and a timely itinerary. This year, as the symptoms of cabin fever set in, we invite you to take a virtual vacation via the beauty of botanicals.

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  • Anthuriums ~ Captivating with eye-popping shades like melon green and flamingo pink, these spectacular flowers take you straight to the tranquility of the tropics.
  • Hydrangeas ~ Known for their large, multi-blossom blooms and lush, dark green foliage, hydrangeas recall a quaint cottage in the country unlike any other.
  • Ecuadorian Roses ~ Ranging in shades from sunshine yellow to scarlet, these large, picture-perfect roses re-energize with the romance and radiance of a South American sunset.
  • Orchids ~ Exotic and intriguing, orchids embody the beauty of the Orient and set minds free on a journey to the South China Sea.
  • Tulips ~ Blanketing acres of Dutch countryside, these quintessential springtime flowers delight with their pastel palette and send onlookers on a trip to picturesque Holland.

Filling a room with beauty and brightness, a stunning selection of the most brilliant blooms can transport its beholder to any place he or she desires. So as spring approaches, fill your home with fresh-cut flowers and bid winter woes farewell.

Flower Fact
When introduced to European botanists in 1788, the hydrangea was inordinately mysterious, changing hues from pink to blue. It was later discovered that this change was caused by the soil’s pH level.

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