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

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's Day Flowers-Victoria BC by Artistry in Bloom

Mother's Day Tea Inspired Floral Designs

Alice in Wonderland Vases
They say Victoria is more British than Britain. Maybe that is why treating mothers to high tea on Mother's Day has become a tradition here.
This year I decided on a Tea Party theme for my Mother's Day floral arrangements which are featured on the Holiday and Monthly special page  of my website . Here you will find flowers arranged in mugs, teacup and saucers, mini teapots, regular teapots, serving bowls, and the new Alice in Wonderland vases.

These funky vases look like a combination of teapots and cups and saucers precariously stacked on top of each other.
Of course I will have all the usual arrangements but if you want something more unique these Wonderland vases will certainly be a conversation piece at any tea party or as a dinner centerpiece.
When ordering your flowers please keep in mind that many moms are invited out on Mother's Day. It is advisable to have the flowers delivered a day or two ahead of Mother's Day when she is more likely to be home for a delivery. We only use the freshest flowers so they will still look fabulous on her special day and you won't have to worry about her getting them in time.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Celebration of Life Memorial Flowers- Victoria BC-Artistry in Bloom

Flowers are an important part of any Celebration of Life Memorial and should reflect the life and personality of the loved one you are celebrating.

Recently I did the flowers for my father's memorial service.

Dad was like a ray of sunshine brightening the lives of everyone who knew him and I wanted the flowers to match his spirit.

The flowers had to be bright and warm like the sun and also reflect his love of lemons.

Dad loved lemon drops, lemon meringue pie, lemon cake, lemonade, lemon pudding- you name it. If there were lemons in it he loved it.

If dad could see his memorial I knew he would have a chuckle at lemons in his wreath.

I also added some camillia leaves from mom and dad's garden and some hellebores flowers from my garden to reflect the many hours he spent working in his garden and visiting in mine.

Dad's memorial was on Saturday March 17. I went back to work on Tuesday and the first call I had was from a lady ordering flowers for her uncle. She said she didn't want the usual sympathy arrangement and that she wanted all yellow flowers because her uncle was a retired lemon farmer from California. I asked her if she would like me to put some lemons in the arrangement and she thought that would be wonderful.

                                                                    How amazing is that? 

                                      I hope there are lemons in heaven.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Flowers Victoria BC-Express Your Feelings

Express yourself this Valentine's Day with a flower arrangement that reflects your feelings.
If you're "head over heels" in love what better way to show it than our shoe flower arrangement of lush red roses with heart accents?
If your love just gets better and better with time this Vintage Tricyle Flowercart will reflect enduring love.
If you think she's one of a kind don't give her a dozen red roses- give her this one of a kind exotic arrangement of orchids and roses in a moss covered planter .

If she has your heart show her with this arrangement of a dozen roses with a circle of curly willow with heart accents.
If you want to give something to the man you love but you want to reflect his masculinity these rich red roses in an exotic patterned wood box will show him how much you appreciate his love.

If it's only puppy love or if she just loves puppies this cute little puppy is sure to warm her heart.

Whatever your feelings you are sure to find something suitable on our Holiday and Monthly Special Page where you will find all the Valentine Flower Arrangements available for delivery within Victoria BC-

* Your "Valentine" will be the center of attention on Monday, and will feel loved ALL day on Valentines, while others are still waiting and hoping on Tuesday.

*They will know you thought of them early.

*For the ultimate benefit, you can "Set the Mood" for a romantic Valentine weekend, with a Friday or Saturday delivery.

* All EARLY deliveries for Friday,Saturday, or Monday receive a "Just Couldn't Wait til the 14th" heart attached to your Valentines flowers and a Chocolate Heart Lollipop.