Posts Tagged “orchids”

Wholesale Flower Product Showcase: Vanda Orchids

wholesale flower product showcase: vanda orchids
In this Wholesale Flower Product Showcase, Beth shows us several varieties of Vanda Orchids. Each stem has about 12-15 blooms and comes in vibrant colors that will make all your summer arrangements pop!

Featured varieties: Lava, Black Magic, Midnight Blue, Divana Pink and Mahogany and Raspberry Cerise.

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Wholesale Flower Product Showcase: Phalaenopsis Orchids

In this Wholesale Flower Product Showcase, Beth O’Reilly shows us beautiful Phalaenopsis orchids.  See how secure they are when packed for shipping and how you receive them.

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Wholesale Flowers in Detroit, MI (5/14/13)

As a wholesale florist, we carry a wide variety of fresh cut flowers.  Our branch in Detroit, Michigan sent over the pictures below and I wanted to share them with you.  For more of a comprehensive list of available bulk flowers, be sure to check out our monthly availability list found here.

 

  • Wildcat Orchids (wholesale orchids)
  • Amsonia Night Sky
  • Astilbe White
  • Bearded Dianthus
  • Cobra Lily (Saracena Trumpets)
  • Dendrobium Orchid Vailai
  • Fritillaria Persica
  • Heliconia Yellow Carabea (wholesale tropical flowers)
  • Hydrangea Magical Coral (wholesale hydrangea)
  • Hydrangea Magical Cryst
  • Ranunculus Orange
  • Ranuncula Pom Pom Assorted
  • Rose Caipirinha (wholesale roses)
  • Sunflower Black Diamond (wholesale sunflowers)
  • Tulip Libretto Parrot (wholesale tulips)
  • Vanda Orchid Dotty Purple

 

 

These pictures our from our wholesale branch in Detroit, but you can order nationwide from our shipping departments in Los Angeles and Miami, and from our local branches in Bakersfield, Carlsbad, Chandler, LA Flower Market, Las Vegas, LAX, Orange County, Phoenix, Riverside, San Fernando, Torrance, Charlotte, and Cleveland.

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2013 AIFD Symposium Designer Interview: Kenneth Snauwaert AIFD

 

In talks with AIFD regarding our sponsorship, I thought it would be fun to interview some of the speakers that we will see at this year’s Symposium “Passion” in Las Vegas.  A way to get to know AIFD – the people behind the organization.  First up is Kenneth Snauwaert AIFD.  I had the pleasure of meeting Kenneth at last year’s symposium.  He was full of energy as he described his plans for his program for this year’s symposium that focuses on orchids and I am happy to introduce you to him.

 

When did you realize this was the career for you?

When I was a teenager.

 

Describe your journey in becoming CFD/AIFD?  The when, where, what, why, who, and how’s …

I was encouraged for many years to take the PFDE by a local AIFD member. When symposium was so close in Palm Desert, CA I decided to make the drive and take the PFDE. It was the best decision I made for my career!

 

How many symposiums have you attended?  If you have attended multiple, why do you keep coming back?

Passion will be my 7th symposium. The friendships I have found and the design inspiration I find at symposium keep me wanting more.

 

Please describe your symposium program and what the audience can expect to gain from attending:
It’s about my journey from when I caught “Orchid Fever” and how it inspired my love of floral design. I will explore four popular orchid families interpreting them in design. I believe this is the first time an ALL ORCHID program will be on the AIFD symposium stage!

 

Tell us a little about your floral extracurricular activities?  (e.g. rose parade, classes, botanical garden/garden club, etc.)

I currently serve as Vice President of the South West Chapter of AIFD, teach floral design part time at the College of Southern Nevada and am the Student Advisor for the Student Chapter of AIFD at CSN.

 

How would you describe your design style?

Architectural and Structural

 

What or who inspires you?
Music, architecture and fashion

 

What floral tool can you not live without?

My power drill and knife

 

If had to pick just one (I know it is nearly impossible) what would be your favorite flower and why?

Of course it would be the orchid…Phalaenopsis being my favorite member of the orchid family.

 

What is your favorite color combination right now?

I love strong bold colors and am still in love with lime green. I am enjoying lime green and orange (citrus colors) and purple with orange or lime green.

 

What trends do you see emerging within our industry?

Mono botanical monochromatic designs are still very strong. I am seeing more structural designs using creative armatures.

 

What is your best piece of advice for new comers into the floral industry?

Education and practice, practice and more practice!

 

How can our viewers connect with you? (list your business website, Facebook business page, Twitter name, LinkedIn, blog, etc)

kennethsnauwaert.com
Facebook page: Orchid Passion
Twitter: flowerdivo

 

 

 

 

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Floral Art by Mayesh Designer

As many of you know, we have talented Mayesh team members across all of our branches.  It takes many skills to keep our company running and often times many come to us with an artistic background.  These people are great assets to both the locations and our customers, and one such Mayesh team member is Toni Andrade of our LAX (Los Angeles, CA) branch.

Toni designed the floral creation you see below.  It took her 8 1/2 hours to create this floral bust/art sculpture and each blade of bear grass was inserted individually!  In addition to the bear grass, I also spy several different varieties of orchids and freesia.

P.S. the creature below was lovingly named “Amy”

Enjoy!

 

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Kiwi Midnight, I mean, Black Ronaldo Cymbidiums

For at least the past year I’ve been seeing people go crazy for Kiwi Midnight Cymbidiums, but those currently do not exist as a cut flower.  The viral picture that many of us seen is of a plant.  As a result of all this Kiwi Midnight madness, I wanted to  show off another dark beauty!  Meet Black Ronaldo!

 

 

IF Kiwi Midnight ever does become available as a cut flower, you know you’ll hear it first from us!

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