Wednesday, July 31, 2013

4 Amazing Summer Flowers.

There are so many amazing summer flowers that it is hard to narrow it down to just 4. I am basing this particular list on our favorite flowers to get from our local growers.

1.) Sunflowers- Sunflowers are probably the ultimate summer flower. But I have to stop right here and make a confession... I never used to be a huge sunflower fan like Vincent van Gogh. I thought the brown centers made them look dead. [I will spare you a Doctor Who reference here.] But these days sunflowers come in a wide variety of different sizes and colors. Varieties like the Ring of Fire and the Strawberry Blonde have nice ornage and red tones to them. But the traditional yellow petals and black center and the lemon toned kind, will always be the most popular.

2.) Mini Calla Lilies- Mini Callas are an elegant  flower for any arrangement. I know the white variety is used a lot for weddings. But they come in all sorts of colors- white, yellow, dark red, and (my favorite) burnt orange. They look fantastic in a vase by themselves or nestled in a mixed arrangement with any of the flowers on the list.

3.) Liatris- Liatris is such a versatile flower. They are tall and have tiny, soft but spiky florets. They come in white, and lavender. Liatris is perfect at adding height to arrangements.

4.) Dahlias- I don't even know where to begin with this flower. This is probably by far my favorite of the group. Dahlias come in a wide range of types and colors. They can come in bright happy peppy colors like yellow, orange, pinks, and even some bi-color varieties. Or they can come in deeper more somber hues like the elegant black dahlia that is really rich red. There is a type for every mood and fancy.

There are many more summer flowers that can go on this list. Every week we have new bunches that catch our eye and strike our fancy. For more ideas about these summer flowers and others, check out the Pinterest board.

What are your favorite summer flowers to see?

Monday, July 29, 2013

A pictures worth a thousand words.

Hi everyone! Can you believe this cold snap that we are having here in Northwest Ohio? Yesterday they said it was the coldest summer day on record.

It has been busy here at D.S. Florist. So instead of writing about it I though That I would show you some of the cool things that we have going on! :)

 Above are some lovely bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres for a wedding this summer. Very vintage looking. 
 An arrangement using Australian flowers like Kangaroo Paws and Pincushion Protea with a drift wood base. 

 An fun centerpiece with Calla Lilies and Eucalyptus in a lantern
For a vintage Hollywood sample dinner with our friends at Michael's Catering.. We love the GIANT Oscar. 
Some days you just need a visit from a friend. My dog Pippin came for a visit. 

What interesting things have you been up to? 
D.S. Florist.