2014 Pantone Color of the Year is…

2014 Pantone color of the year is: Radiant Orchid!

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Radiant Orchid is a beautiful harmony of fuchsia, purple & pink undertones.  This color emanates great joy, love & health.  Pantone is a world renowned authority for setting standards on color for the design industry.  They recently announced Radiant Orchid as the color of the year from 2014.  Radiant Orchid is complemented with colors such as deeper hunter greens & offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal & even light yellows. 

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DIY: Submerged Rose Centerpiece

Submerged Rose CPWhat you’ll need:
Glass cylinder vases (variegated or all the same height)

Frog (flower stem holder for submersion)

Decorative glass beads or gems

Your favorite colored roses (a bunch of them, if you have extra that’s ok, well teach you a tip on how you can utilize your extra roses at the end of this tutorial!)

Floating candles

How to create

           1.  Cut your rose stem, not at an angle, but directly across so it lays flat against the frog flower holder

2.       Press spikes of the frog into the xylem or the stem of the rose (this is what holds the flower in place in the vase without it floating)

3.       Place the attached rose with the frog in the cylinder vase making sure its standing up right

4.       Pour some decorative rocks or gems at the bottom of your vase to hide the frog, it also gives it a more complete elegant look

5.       Pour water into the vase until the full rose is submerged, you may get oxygen bubbles on the flower but those will go away

6.       Once the full rose has been submerged place the floating candle on the surface of the water & make sure it is steadily floating without any water touching the wick

7.       Do not light the floating candle and then put it in the water, make sure the candle is in the water before lighting

8.       The safest and easiest way to do this is to light a long tapered candle and use it to light the wick of the floating candle.

9.       You can place other tea light candles around the centerpiece to add more light if that’s the look you’re going for

Tip!

      If you have extra roses left over from your project, you can definitely pull the rose petals off the bud & use them around your display.  It adds a decorative touch to a really creative centerpiece that all your guests will rant & rave about at your next gathering!

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Summer Rose Celebration from 7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Miami Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh Rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

DIY: Rainbow Roses

Rainbow Rose

 

(photo credit: Lori G. Folse)

Staining roses with dyes is a common practice to get the flower colors that you desire that are not available in nature. Many people love the way blue roses look, very unique, but it isn’t a natural color that mother nature intended to give to roses. However, Rainbow roses are the most unique because the petals of the same rose display different colors. This technique of producing Rainbow Roses was first developed by Peter Van De Werken from River Roses, a flower company located in Holland.

Steps to creating Rainbow Roses:
1. Line up 4 cups, fill with water for each color.
2. Get water based food coloring (oil based does not work) and drop the colors into the cups and stir well until the water is opaque, pour red dye in one cup, yellow dye in another cup, blue dye in another cup and green dye in the final cup.
3. Gather a bunch of white roses with a long enough stem for submersion.
4. Take a knife or a cutting sheer and cut your rose up the stem into 4 equal parts about 5-6 inches up.
5. Dip each stem part into a different color dye cup.
6. Wait about 24 for 48 hours and watch the magic happen right before your eyes! The colors will move upwards through the xylem to the petals which will result in different colored petals.
7. Take the rose out and bind the split ends using floral tape.
The same method can be used for other flowers such as Chrysanthemum, Hydrangea, Carnations, and some species of Orchids.

Tips to remember!
Use water based dye.
Colors should be blended well. Mix it well.
The process of splitting the stems should be done carefully and evenly.
Do not keep your Rainbow Roses in direct sunlight, the roses will dry.

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Summer Rose Celebration from 7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Miami Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh Rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Independence Day Blooms

4th of July ArrgThe Fourth of July is right around the corner! While you get together your hotdogs & hamburgers for the big day don’t forget to adorn those tables with some fresh festive arrangements from Field of Flowers. We carry the largest selection of fresh flowers & plants. Our designers can create any vision you have for your Independence Day Party! Red, whites & blue accented flowers would add that final burst of joy right before the fire-works spark.

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Thanks for reading… http://www.fieldofflowers.com 1.800.963.7374 (1.800.96.FRESH)
You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts: Hyacinth Plants

Hyacinth iStockOrigin:
An ancient Greek legend describes the origin of the Hyacinth. It started with two of the gods, Apollo and Zephyr, adored a handsome young Greek gentleman called Hyakinthos. Apollo was teaching Hyakinthos the art of throwing a discus. Zephyr, god of the west wind, overwhelmed with jealousy threw his discus and struck Hyakinthos in the head and killed him. From his blood grew a flower, which the sun god, Apollo named after him, the Hyacinth.

Facts:
The wild Hyacinth is a native of Turkey and the Middle East along the eastern shores of the Mediterranean.

Hyacinths were grown in Europe in the time of the Greeks and Romans. It was admired for its sweet fragrance.

Hyacinths bloom from March to April

Hyacinths are highly fragrant flowers that bloom in dense clusters.

Flower colors include rich magenta and deep indigo as well as paler pinks, baby blues, yellows and white.

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

DIY Wedding Floral Demo during our Grand Opening Celebration in Miami!

Stop by our beautiful new Miami Field of Flowers location for a FREE DIY Wedding Demo  at 2pm! 

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