Archive for the ‘Flower Design’ Category

The Easiest Rose Centerpiece Ever!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

DIY Rose Bowl

Twelve roses is all it takes to create a stunning rose centerpiece. That’s it…we promise. Our do-it-yourself Rose Bowl gives you time to focus on all the other aspects of your party, wedding or special get-together. What’s wonderful about this unique vessel is you choose what to display in its center. We’ve shown you how elegant a bottle of wine looks on tabletop and how you can customize your centerpiece with unique seasonal offerings like these blue robin’s eggs. The skies the limit. Fill your rose bowl’s middle with a single floating flower. How about a candle? Candies make for a functional floral arrangement.

Check out the red rose bowl by clicking here. If you prefer the look of yellow roses, click here.

Floral Inspiration with Single Stem Blooms

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

If you look around your home you’re sure to find lots of glassware, small bud vases or empty yet decorative bottles that can serve as the perfect vessel for a single flower stem. I made a quick trip around our photo studio and gathered a few interesting ones for my display.  When clustered together the look is gorgeous and I’ve only used 7 stems. (Left to right: Babe orange spray roses, pink phalaenopsis orchid, blue hydrangea, Hot Princess pink rose, yellow alstroemeria)

The look is is casual and airy and will look great in a home’s entryway or on your kitchen table. Creating this multi-blossomed display is not only super easy, but is very inexpensive. In fact, if you’re planning an event or party use any left over or broken stems for this project. You can make the look more formal by utilizing silver vases or mercury glass bottles. I’ve even added short blooms to interesting votive candleholders.

Have fun with it and let the flowers and your vessels provide the inspiration!

 

Happy Summer! What we love…

Monday, June 24th, 2013

 

Well, Flower Lovers, it’s officially Summer!  Here in Vermont, it seemed like a long road to get to the season of beach days and cookouts but it’s finally here.  We have the windows open and the sweet smells of the gardens wafting into our office – something in the air definitely changed and it is Summer!

We would like to know what is your favorite thing about summer? Is it the beach?  Is it having the kids home from school?  Is it the smell of sunscreen or perhaps the taste of fresh watermelon?  Let us know!  Also, what is your favorite summer bouquet?  If you had your choice what fresh flowers would you buy at the farmers market?  Do you prefer a DIY bouquet or one perfectly designed for you? At Calyx, we like to know what our customers like so that we can be inspired to create bouquets we know everyone will love!

This summer, we have several floral obsessions.  For the Fourth of July, we’re going gaga for the All American Orchid Bouquet.  We can see it on a beach wood table outside near sand dunes, the ocean within eyesight, adding a pop of color to a 4th of July picnic. It says ‘Cape Cod’ with a pinch of fun and a whole lot of class. We also can’t seem to get over Blue Heaven Hydrangeas – they’re perfect in a window in a cottage near the shore or on a bedside table so the first thing you see in the morning are these fresh and gorgeous flowers.   Mango Delight Callas in our funky bubble glass vase are the perfect statement to put on a dinner table for a summer eve’s dinner party where your guests eat at dusk and spend the rest of the night dancing beneath the stars.  The Calyx Enchantment Bouquet makes us think of hot summer days in the country, picking strawberries and making pies!  Lastly, we can’t get enough of Jewel Orchids.  These tropical and exotic beauties make us want to go for a swim in a clear pool with a pina colada in our hand!

OK, so now we’ve shared ours – it’s only fair for you to share yours!  Tell us what summer flowers you’re mooning over and we’d love to use your ideas!

Happy Summer to our Flower Lovers!

 

Happy May Day!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

 

Although you might not stroll down the street wishing passerby’s a happy May Day, today is indeed a very interesting holiday! Beginning in pre-Christian eras, May 1st was acknowledged as the first day of Summer while Feburary 1st was the first day of Spring. In pagan tradition, the day was spent doing a dance around the May pole and crowning a ‘Queen of May’.  In Catholic tradition, May was observed as Mary’s month and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

While beginning in Europe, May Day was observed in the United States until around the time of the Cold War by leaving “May Baskets” on neighbors doorsteps.  May Baskets were baskets of flowers and treats which the neighbor would drop on another neighbors doorstep, trying to hide before they came to the door. If the recipient caught the May Basket giver, it was tradition to kiss!

Today it would seem highly unusual to chase after your neighbor with puckered lips after they dropped off a basket of flowers on your doorstep, but it’s always good to acknowledge holidays of yore.  A great and modern way to celebrate May Day is to drop off a bouquet on a friends doorstep – they’ll appreciate it and hopefully carryout the tradition! If not May Day, celebrate the real first month of Spring by filling your home with fresh flowers.

 

Fresh & Fashionable Flower Designs

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Candy Stripes Bouquet

Candy Stripes Bouquet

The Spring season is a time of rebirth and growth so we wanted to bring to life a new colorful, happy bouquet. One that would make a statement. One that conveyed cheer and could be sent for a variety of gift giving reasons. And finally, one that would look great in your home if you ordered it for yourself. The result is is our new Candy Stripes Bouquet that we definitely think fits the bill.

The hand painted ceramic vase from Portugal is filled with a colorful palette of flowers that arrive in bud and bloom and come to life right before your very eyes. It has a sweet and spicy fragrance from the mulit-blossomed stock. The Asiatic lilies are magnificent when in full blossom. And of course, the roses are quite lovely in pastel pink and lavender.

Candy Stripes Bouquet is wonderful because it’s appealing to a wide age group and it’s a great choice for a variety of flower sending occasions. Think Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays and our favorite, just because.

The Best Flowers: Walt Disney World Style

Friday, March 16th, 2012

The Best Flowers winner this week brings us a total floral experience for all the senses.

Best Flower is awarded to our friends at Walt Disney World as the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival sprouts into full bloom. This year’s event is all about flowers and is being presented by HGTV which makes it extremely popular for the flower and gardening enthusiast as a full series of educational and designer presentations are planned through May 20,2012.

We love this time of year at Disney because flowers are the focus. What could be better than finding a Tinkerbell topiary as you meander through the park? Our must-see, the Bambi Butterfly House!

Are you ready to make a beautiful party arrangement?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

We know, parties and social engagements have a way of sneaking up on you no matter how much you’re planned out in advance. Not to worry. At Calyx Flowers we’ve designed the super simple but quite elegant Rose Bowl. With it, you can still come off looking like a true floral fashionista.

In our latest catalog we put the Rose Bowl right to good use in our Parisian Rose Bowl design. Here you have a bouquet of twelve luxury roses to arrange which will only take a matter of minutes. Trim the roses and voila…you’ve just created an impressive display of flowers. And what’s even better is that we’ve included a beautiful Parisian candle that burns with a delightful peach and cassis fragrance. You can light the candle right in the center of the rose bowl if you’re entertaining for the evening and would like a little ambiance. Or, if you like you could work the design into your food display by filling the center with your favorite candies or finger foods. Guests are sure to be intrigued by such an unusual display.

To show you how easy the Rose Bowl is to use we’ve created this visual step-by-step guide. We just know you’ll love your Rose Bowl just like we do.

Easy to Use Rose Bowl

Easy to Use Rose Bowl