Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Flowers In Victoria BC

Artistry in Bloom's Spring Floral Designs

Tulips,viburnum,stocks,hyacinth,lisianthus, and helleborus

 Modern greenhouse horticulture means that "spring" flowers are no longer limited to spring and can be enjoyed throughout the winter months.

Anemones, bouvardia,  tulips, freesia, waxflower, and helleborus

Commercially grown spring flowers such as tulips, irises, and anemones are available in flower shops from November until late May or early June. Greenhouse daffodils and hyacinth are available in early January and no longer mark the onset of spring.

Hyacinth,Viburnum, Helleborus, and Muscari

A sure sign that spring is finally here is the ornamental plum trees suddenly changing from dull stark branches to full fluffy clouds of white blossoms. Helleborus and muscari have come into bloom and soon the garden will come alive with the fresh perfume of all kinds of colourful flowers.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Roses are Red,Violets are Blue-Valentine Floral Designs by Artistry in Bloom Victoria BC

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue.Sugar is sweet and so are you.

 I can't remember ever seeing a flower arrangement with red roses and blue violets and yet the poem is one of the most popular Valentine sentiments.

I searched online and sure enough I couldn't find any flower arrangements that had both red roses and blue violets.  I decided to do a few myself to capture the feeling of that popular romantic poem.

Whether you're looking for something nostalgic, sweet, funny ,romantic, playful, or even sexy you will find some unique arrangements in my ( Monthly and Holiday special section.

 I suggest asking for a delivery date the day before Valentine's Day so that your love will feel extra special all day Valentine's Day. Others will wait and hope throughout the day that something will arrive for them as they look longingly at your love's beautiful flowers.

Yes it's true that flowers are a bit more expensive on Valentine's Day .This is due to supply and demand . The growers and wholesalers both raise their prices forcing florists to do the same.

Remember it's only once a year. One day once a year that she can feel really special and loved and after all she's worth it. Surprise her with flowers and she will love you for it.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sunny Flower arrangements by Artistry in Bloom Victoria BC

Sunny Flower Arrangements to brighten your day

The wind may be howling outside, the rain may be lashing on your windows, and the cold may be chilling you to  the bone, but you can still have a bit of summer inside.

A fresh flower arrangement with colours as warm as the summer sun and scented like a fresh day in spring can chase away the winter blues.

Of course they won't last forever but long enough to give your spirit a boost and they are always available whenever you think you just can't survive another dull grey day.

 Don't forget the power of the flower whenever you want to brighten someone's day.Flowers bring smiles to the faces of those who receive them and looks of envy from those that watch the flower delivery person pass them by.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Artistry In Bloom's Online Order Bonus for Christmas Flowers-Victoria BC

Christmas Flowers

Christmas Box Floral Design

Online Order Bonus

As a little thank you for ordering your Christmas Flowers online we will include a Christmas tree decoration of a mercury glass ornament, glittered reindeer, or festive bird along with your Christmas Flower order.

Birds, Reindeer, and mercury glass ornaments

Ordering online is safe, quick, and easy and actually takes less time then calling in your order. You can order online 24/7 and not be restricted to our design studio's hours of operation.

Of course if you prefer to call we are more than happy to take your order during business hours.

Designer's Choice Selection

If you are in a hurry and don't really know what you want to order why not simply order our Designer's Choice which you will find in our Monthly and Holiday Specials? You can select a price to fit your budget and leave the rest up to us knowing that you will get extra value for your money.We do not take special requests on the Designer's Choice selection but you can rest assured that the flowers will always be fresh and beautiful.

If you want something specific or have time to browse choose from one of our many unique holiday designs.

The online bonus offer applies to all online Christmas orders for delivery up to and including Dec 22. For last minute shoppers we will be delivering on Sunday Dec 23. However a Sunday delivery cannot be ordered online and must be called in. We are also taking online orders for the morning of Dec 24 delivery.The Dec 24 delivery must be ordered before noon on Dec 23 assuming we have not sold out by then and is subject to confirmation that the recipient will be home to accept the delivery .We will be closing for the holidays at noon on Dec 24.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Winter Flower Arrangements-Artistry in Bloom-Victoria BC

Jewel Toned Winter Floral Designs

Winter on the west coast is often dull and dreary.

The oranges and rusts of autumn have passed .

The reds, whites, sparkling golds and silvers of Christmas will be here before we know it.

Now is the time for the rich jewel tones of early winter that are sure to brighten the day of whomever receives one of these warm winter floral arrangements.

In this custom arrangement I covered two sizes of vine balls with pepper berries and heather and added fresh green apples and ornamental black peppers for an organic touch.

The glossy black vases in these arrangements make the purples, reds, and greens of the flowers pop with colour.

Burgundy snapdragons and spray roses create a backdrop for the bright red Freedom roses and lime green Cymbidium orchids.

The days may be cold and damp but flowers remind us that spring will return and in the meantime we can enjoy nature's beautiful bounty of flowers indoors.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Floral Designs-Artistry in Bloom-Victoria BC

                       Fall Floral Designs

Warm colour combinations and rustic containers are a sure sign that fall has arrived.

 The days are warm but the morning and evening chill is in the air.

Winter will be here all too soon so we try to hang on to the warmth of summer with the rich tones of autumn.
The rich golds, orange, red, and rusts of turning leaves are reflected in fall floral arrangements along with harvest  botanicals like rosemary, green blackberries, grasses, sedums, rosehips, and flower pods.

Enjoy the bounty of the season knowing that spring will follow the winter that is yet to come.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wedding Bouquets-Calla Lilies and Orchids -Artistry in Bloom-Victoria BC

Calla Lilies and Orchids are synonymous with elegance, simplicity, and romance. They add a touch of class to your special day whether they are the star of the show or blended into a mixed bouquet.
Calla Lily and Phalaenopsis Orchid Bridal Bouquet
Orchids and calla lilies are available year round but they experience wide fluctuations in price. Twice a year when calla lilies switch from local to import they become very expensive and occasionally some colours are not available during this time.
Bridesmaid's Bouquet
Local callas are generally available from June to October. However, weather conditions can greatly influence the availability.
Calla Lily and Orchid Boutonniere
In this bouquet Dendrobium Orchids add a tropical touch to a bouquet of roses, lisianthus,  geraniums,and hypericum berries.  
Calla lilies and orchids come in a wide array of colours and their ability to withstand the heat of summer adds to their popularity for wedding bouquets and boutonnieres.
Calla and Peony bud Boutonniere

There are over 30,000 varieties of orchids but not all are suitable for cut flower bouquets. The most popular wedding orchids are Phalaenopsis, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, and Mokara.
Cymbidium Orchid Bridal Bouquet