Blog Posts - Pretty Petals



pretty petals – scabiosa pods

It is hard to believe that the beautiful scabiosa flower becomes this unique looking pod once the bloom goes to seed.  These funny little balls remind me of the velco type burrs that cling to your pant legs when you … Continue reading...
by Living Fresh on Nov 13, 2014

pretty petals – white carnations

We love carnations.  There.  We said it!  Never thought the day would come, but we have  fallen for these simple, timeless flowers.  Carnations are not just your grandmother’s flower anymore!  These flowers are a delight to work with beca...
by Living Fresh on Oct 30, 2014

pretty petals – paphiopedilum orchids

We are pretty smitten in the studio this week.  We are featuring a type of orchid that we have never had the pleasure of having – paphiopedilum, or more commonly known as the lady slipper orchid.  This particular kind of … Continue ...
by Living Fresh on Oct 23, 2014

pretty petals – gypsophila

Gypsophila is most commonly known as baby’s breath.  And believe it or not it comes from the carnation family.  This poor little flower gets a bad rap.  People have come to hate baby’s breath because of the “old fashioned”...
by Living Fresh on May 29, 2014

pretty petals – allium

Did you know that allium is Latin for the word garlic? From the monocot genus, allium come from the same family as edible garlic, onions, leeks and chives. There are hundreds of species of the monocot genus, but only about … Continue readi...
by Living Fresh on May 22, 2014

pretty petals – cappuccino ranunculus

Any ranunculus is a good ranunculus!  We have featured many varieties of this flower over the years on our blog, but have never shown off the cappuccino kind.  Isn’t it pretty? This delicate tissue-like flower has the same dainty qualities &#...
by Living Fresh on May 15, 2014

pretty petals – coral charm peonies

Because the season for peonies is such a short one, this flower is a coveted one.  And although we are partial to all peonies, we have a particular love for paeonia coral charm. This peony is one of the earlier … Continue reading ...
by Living Fresh on May 8, 2014

pretty petals – lavender

Lavender! Lavender! Lavender! We have it in the studio right now  - you can smell it the moment you walk through the door!  We are so in love with this plant right now.  We buy the plants to sell to … Continue reading →...
by Living Fresh on May 1, 2014

pretty petals – cloni ranunculus

This week was an exciting one for us at the flower market in Toronto! We wandered in to the “new arrivals” section at FlueraMetz only to discover something completely magical – cloni ranunculus or pon pon ranunculus. We have never ̷...
by Living Fresh on Nov 21, 2013

pretty petals – cymbidium orchids

10 Reasons why we love the cymbidium orchid: 1. Cymbidiums are timeless. They are your grandmother’s flower, your mother’s flower, and your flower. The cymbidium has been used in wedding flowers and corsages for many years. No matter the decade,...
by Living Fresh on Nov 14, 2013

pretty petals – commercial fall mums

Commercial chrysanthemums (mums for short) come in an out of fashion almost as frequently as carnations. An although the carnation is still going strong, the commercial mum is starting to phase out. In an attempt to keep the trend from … Contin...
by Living Fresh on Oct 31, 2013

pretty petals – kale

These past few weekends have been busy ones for gardeners and farmers alike. It’s time to harvest the last bit of fall veggies. About two weeks ago I pulled up the remainder of our kale and we enjoyed meals of … Continue reading →...
by Living Fresh on Oct 24, 2013

pretty petals – celosia

Welcome to another week of pretty petals where we like to write about flowers that inspire us. Well, you’re in for a doozie this week!  We’ve chosen celosia. This is by far the flower we get asked what the heck … Continue reading &...
by Living Fresh on Oct 17, 2013

pretty petals – phalaenopsis orchids

Orchids orchids and orchids! This type of flower used to be synonymous with the rich and the royal. They were once only available to the affluent societies. Importation of these rare beauties from the various parts of Asia used to … Continue re...
by Living Fresh on Oct 10, 2013

pretty petals – gladiola

Welcome to week twenty-two of our column entitled Pretty Petals. Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore. Please join us every … Continue reading →...
by Living Fresh on Oct 3, 2013

pretty petals – colchicum

Welcome to week twenty-one of our column entitled Pretty Petals. Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore. Please join us every … Continue reading →...
by Living Fresh on Sep 26, 2013

pretty petals – amaranthus

Welcome to week twenty of our column entitled Pretty Petals. Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore. Please join us every … Continue reading →...
by Living Fresh on Sep 19, 2013

pretty petals – hydrangea

Welcome to week nineteen of our column entitled Pretty Petals. Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore. Please join us every … Continue reading →...
by Living Fresh on Sep 12, 2013

pretty petals – blushing bride protea

Welcome to week eighteen of our column entitled Pretty Petals. Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore. Please join us every … Continue reading →...
by Living Fresh on Sep 5, 2013

pretty petals – cosmos

Welcome to week seventeen of our column entitled Pretty Petals. Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore. Please join us every … Continue reading →...
by Living Fresh on Aug 29, 2013


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