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6 Tropical Flower Arrangements for the Perfect Gift

September 18, 2017

Spring Blooming Branches

March 9, 2016

quince blooming branches

quince blooming branches

After a long, snowy winter, we all welcome the first signs of Spring! Crocus, daffodils and grape muscari start popping up and the buds on all those blooming trees start to plump up!  The thing about our blooming branches here in Denver is that they are no sooner here then they are gone.

blooming forsythia branches

blooming forsythia branches

 

 

If you’re ready for spring, it’s easy to start early.  You can either cut branches yourself and force them into blooms or stop by your local Denver florist and pick some up!  We are just starting to see them become available and we can’t wait to get them in. Cherry blossoms, forsythia, quince and tulip magnolia are just a few with small delicate blossoms and a mild fragrance.  The range of colors for blooming branches is as broad as their varieties –  pastel pink, bright pink, white, yellow, peach, orange and red.

cherry blossom branches

cherry blossom branches

Whether you create a simple and elegant arrangement with just a few branches in a vase or arrange a couple of pieces with other spring blooms, these blooming beauties are sure to add a fresh look to your home or office decor.

Here are a couple tips when buying and caring for blooming branches from your local florist.  A few simple steps will help them last as long as possible and you can enjoy them until spring arrives!

  • Purchase blooming branches before the buds open to avoid damage. Look for full blossoms that are beginning to show color and watch out for dried bark or buds, which indicate dehydration.
  • Avoid purchasing branches with more than three-quarters of the blooms already opened
  • Cut at least 1 inch from each stem using pruning shears.
  • Do not mash, smash or split woody branch stem ends. These practices do not help woody stems take up water faster; in fact, these practices inhibit water absorption because they damage the vascular system of the branches.
  • Place the stems into a clean container filled with a properly prepared warm flower-food solution.
  • Check the water level daily and replenish flower-food solution as needed.
  • It is beneficial to recut the stems every two or three days to ensure your branches continue to drink.

Happy Spring! Happy designing!

 

blooming branches

Tulip magnolia branches

 

 

Spring Wedding at Grant Humphreys Mansion

October 30, 2014

Spring Wedding flowers by Amore Fiori Flowers

Spring Wedding flowers by Amore Fiori Flowers

As we wrap up wedding season for 2014, I started to look back at how it started!   We had several early spring weddings this year and how refreshing.  Couples were choosing soft pastel color palettes and delicate flower varieties.  Andrea and John’s  beautiful wedding at the Grant Humphreys Mansion in April was among one of our favorites.

The classic look and style of this couples’ wedding flowers created a cohesive look with all the rest of their details and plans. The mansion itself is totally classic with a nostalgic feel. What a wonderful location for a wedding in central Denver.  Andrea chose soft peaches, blush, coral, butter yellow and ivory for her florals- using tulips, roses, hydrangea, dahlias and a touch of babies breath.

Wedding flowers - Grant Humphreys Mansion

Andrea and her lovely bridesmaids in soft Tiffany blue

Her bridal gown was ivory where as the bridesmaids wore a soft tiffany blue.  This picture looks like the mansion was built just for them.

Wedding Centerpiece by Amore FIori Flowers

Beautiful mercury glass compote dish with lush florals

Pretty mercury glass compote dishes were the perfect vessel to design these classic style centerpieces. Along with the hydrangea and roses, the seeded eucalyptus, hanging amaranthus  and dusty miller added a bit of texture and interest to each piece.

Bridal bouquet by Amore Fiori Flwoers

Gorgeous bridal bouquet in ivory, peach, coral and butter yellow

If you are planning a spring wedding, you have wonderful options for florals that are in season.  Reach out to your local florist, like Amore Fiori Flowers to see which beauties are available to create your own unique wedding look!

Thank you for the professional photos – http://www.johnpaynestudios.com/