Wow, where did the summer go? August certainly got away from me. But before the Labor Day celebrations begin I wanted to take some time to feature the flower of the month - Tweedia. I choose this flower because it was one my personally favorite flowers to work with this month. Tweedia added a very romantic, soft, wispy feel to the designs
and provided an extra pop of color at a vintage, county wedding (see pics here).
Common Name: Blue Star, Tweedia
Botanical Name: Tweedia caerulea (Oxypetalum caeruleum) (TWEE-dee-a se-RU-lee-a (ok-see-PET-a-lum ser-ROO-lee-um))
Tweedia is prized for its beautiful blue small star shaped flowers. The flowers are about 1' and come in may shades of blue. Tweedia is a member of the milkweed family and is available from June - September. Grown as a tropical vine or sub-shrub, Tweedia is native to Brazil and Uruguay. Plants can reach 3 feet tall. In some areas, Tweedia is treated as a noxious weed or invasive plant.
Tweedia is moderately priced. They are great for summer brides who want true blue flowers in their bouquet. They are best used for accent flowers and are ideal for garden-style or “wildflower” arrangements.
Fun Fact: Although not as common, Tweedia can also be white or pink.
A few weeks back I had the pleasure to work with a wonderful photographer at a wedding. Anna from Pulse Photography was pleasant, cheerful, hard working, professional and all those other qualities that top-notch photographers should have. She calmly organized very creative shots, with a very large wedding party, with total ease. She also made me love what I do for a living that much more!
As I always try to do when finishing a job, I hand out my card to anyone I can. When I gave my card to Anna, I told her to send me some shots and I would be happy to give her credit for the work. Well about a week ago I received an email from Anna. I cannot say thank you enough. I absolutely love, love, love the pictures. These awesome flower shots make my designs look so stunning, I want to take Anna with me all the time. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work!
To see the all the wonderful pictures that Anna at Pulse Photography sent click here!
To hire Anna for yourself here is her info:
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.