"Victory Bouquet" for 2012 Summer Olympics
So unless you have been living under a rock you must have seen some the 2012 Summer Olympics. If not there is still time, check it out! I am probably the most uncoordinated person you will find, and over the years I have found it safer to be a spectator vs a participant. Although clumsy, I am still absolutely taken with the Olympics. The grace and ease these athletes have is mesmerizing. Their will and dedication to their sport is honorable. I can and do watch them for hours. The best part is each medal winner receives a "Victory Bouquet"!
The Victory Bouquet was designed by the creative director at Jane Packer, Susan Lapworth, to reflect the energy and vibrancy of the London 2012 Games. This vivid combination creates visual impact, which will also enhance the athlete's moment of victory.
The bouquet is sectioned into boldly colored quadrants of Aqua Pink Roses, Illios Yellow Roses, Marie Claire Orange Roses and Wimbledon Green Roses to mirror the 2012 logo. These are separated by typical British food ingredients of English Lavender, Rosemary, and Apple Mint. These provide an eclectic fragrance which is important to enhance the ‘moment’ of triumph for the athlete without causing an allergic reaction which some heavily scented flowers often do. Along with these herbs, wheat is included as a source of energy, to reflect the ‘energy lines' of the London 2012 theme that has been an influence throughout the design process.
The flowers and herbs in the bouquet are British grown and bouquets are made with the help of floristry students across the country.Sadly no UK grower was currently producing roses for commercial use, so the roses used in the bouquets were commissioned and grown specifically for this project. Hardy varieties were chosen to l withstand varying temperatures as there are no cold storage facilities at the venues. 4,800 floral bouquets will be presented to athletes along with medals during the Victory Ceremonies.
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Flowers for Valentine's Day
_What does Valentine's Day mean to you? Well to me it means work, work and more work, but that is a good thing. Flowers are big business on Valentine's Day. Consumers will spend 1.8 billion on flowers given this holiday. Research shows that men also love to receive flowers for Valentine's Day, so ladies don't forget your sweetie. I think flowers should be given and received by all on this wonderful holiday. Of course, I am a little bias.
The Rose became a popular Valentine's Day flower in the 17th century from the belief that the Red Rose was the favorite flower of Venus - the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty and hence it is dubbed as the flower of love and passion. When purchasing roses for your love, remember that each color conveys a different meaning:
Red - Love & affection, Romantic & Abiding Love, True Love, I Love You, Desire, Courage & Passion, Congratulations, Job Well Done, Respect & Appreciation, Honest Beauty, Courage & Passion, Bliss to Marriage
White - Purity & Innocence, Reverence & Humility, Heavenly & Honor, Everlasting love, Marriages and New Beginnings, I am worthy of you, Beauty & Youthfulness, Remembrance
Pink - Grace & Elegance, Admiration for beauty and refinement, Sweetness
Yellow - Friendship and "I care", Unbridled joy, Promise of a new beginning, Gladness, Delight, Warmth, Good Luck, Welcome Back, Remember Me, Dying Love
Orange - Fascination, Passion & Desire, Enthusiasm & Energy, Pride, "I am so proud of you"
Lavender - Love/Enchantment at first sight, Regal majesty and splendor, Wonder & Impossibility
Peach - Modesty, Closing of a new deal, Great cheer, Sincerity & Genuineness, Sympathy, Gratitude and Thankfulness
Even though roses are a beautiful, traditional flower to give on Valentine's Day, we are seeing the increase of other blooming like gerbera daisies, tulips and lilies becoming more popular for the holiday. In my opinion as long as you give/receive flowers this Valentine's Day, I'm happy.
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Feature Flower for June - Rose
The hustle and bustle of the busy wedding season is upon us. The variety of flowers flowing in and out of our cooler is absolutely exciting. The one flower that truly has earned its time in the spot light is the Rose. The Rose is also the birth flower for June.
Botanical Name: Rosa
From earliest recordings of flowers the rose was thought to represent love, magic, hope and mystery. Before the sixteenth century, there were very few roses in the West and they rarely bloomed more than once a season. Greeks believed that Aphrodite, the goddess of love, gave a rose to Eros, the god of love.
Roses have many flower meanings according to their color.
Red - Love, Passion
White - Humility, Purity, Innocence
Yellow - Friendship, Caring
Pink - Admiration, Joy, Gratitude
Orange - Enthusiasm, Desire
Lavender - Enchantment, Love at first sight
Green - Harmony, Fertility
Roses are great flowers to use for wedding because they are available all year and come in a wide variety of colors. They also are excellent for boutonnieres and corsages because the hold up very well out of water and will stay looking fresh throughout your event.
Are you or someone you know planning a wedding or special event? Now is a great time to schedule a constulation. For the month of June 2011, if you mention this blog when you contact us, you will receive a $10 discount for every $100 you spend. Don't hesitate, only one event sheduled per day!
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.