'Flowers are love's truest language' . . . Park Benjamin

I began this Blog to share beautiful photos, inspirational thoughts and maybe a tidbit or two that you will want to pass onto to someone else. No one does 'pretty' better than Mother Nature .... Welcome and I hope you stop in often!

A Day in the Life of A Dreamer

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I have always been a 'dreamer' and I think that is the most important quality a person can have in order to be creative. It allows me to view things from all sorts of angles. Whenever I would design for a wedding/special event I made myself 'think like a photographer' and in my mind's eye I wanted to be able to showcase various colors, elements & textures. At the end of 2012 I closed the doors to my Floral Studio and began pursuing new horizons. Flowers and plants have been a part of my life since I was a child and helped my Dad in the garden. Seeds have always fascinated me and one day I will share my 'Lesson Of the Bean' story with you! My other passion is creating beautiful food to share with family and friends -- I have always said that food and flowers go together. For now, I would like this Blog to be a collection of Pretty things that this Dreamer would like to share with all of you!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Spring Displays!!

The change of Seasons is one of my most favorite things about being located in the Lehigh Valley Area of Pennsylvania!

So right after Valentine's Day I begin to 'think Spring' and start my displays of whimsy and flowers to depict the current Season!!! Best Buds is a non-retail shop -- we are a Garden Floral Studio -- but that does not stop the designer in me from going full steam ahead with displays. I could not resist sharing this photo with all of you from a display that 'points' clients in the right direction when they come for their appointments -- this morning it was covered in soft fluffy snowflakes that seemed to tickle the rabbits' noses and make them smile. It was too good to pass up so the 'shutter bug' in me took a wee sampling of pictures and I hope you like this one!!!

We are coming to the end of February and March is knocking at the door -- this is a wonderful time to meet with your floral designer to discuss your Wedding Plans. The best advice I can offer to clients is to have your color scheme when you meet with your designer. Attire is important but color is what is happening when you step into the world of Flowers! The American Institute of Floral Designers is currently offering a Color Study Program on-line hosted by one of the uBloom experts, Leanne Kesler. It's a great refresher because Color Study is basic when you begin a Floral Design Program. You can never 'know enough' about trends and color. My goal is make sure 'I learn something new each day' and if I can share that with someone then it was worthwhile!!! So for today, let's enjoy the 'White' of the Snow and start planning for the Bright Spring Colors that will soon be popping up all around us!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ask Best Buds!

Well Valentine's Day is over -- we are shoveled out here in PA and getting ready for another drop of snow from the heaven's above! I want to wish my sister, Monica, a great big Happy Birthday today as well!!! She missed being a Valentines' baby by a few minutes!!! Sorry Monica!!!! You still have the LOVE!!!!

This is the time of year for Bridal Shows and having done them in the past I remember the two day marathons of talking talking and more talking!!! I loved it!!!!! I got to meet all these great people and was able to chat about their 'dreams' for the perfect day!!! I came home hoarse but happy.

Best Buds did not sign up to participate as a vendor at the Bridal Shows this year - ahhhh :-(

I decided to take another approach to talk to all of you who have questions -- I started this Blog and put Best Buds Specialty Florists on Facebook (not to be confused with Best of Buds who is also on there) to be able to talk with you about your Wedding, Event, Home Decor, Flower, etc. questions -- all for free. Now I won't be able to give you price quotes and all that 'juicy' stuff without having you come in for a Bridal Consultation -- they too are FREE.

Why the questions? Well sometimes you are looking at flowers and you are not sure if they will hold up, look right -- what works what doesn't - what is affordable -- what is not -- what is in season and all that good stuff. That is where 'Ask Best Buds' comes in. Just another way to help you have what you want. You won't have to stand in line to talk to a floral designer, you won't have to call a local Flower Shop or sit through a consultation 'when you only have a question' - you can sign up to be a follower on this blog, or visit Best Buds on Facebook - become a Fan and get ready to ask your questions because now you have access to a Floral Designer who will be happy to give you an honest answer - no strings attached. If I don't know the answer I will tell you!

I don't know about you but I'm excited to hear from all of you and if you don't have a question that is OK too -- I still would love to hear from you -- share your thoughts, your pictures, your dreams, or just tell us how we are doing and what we can do to be better!

Think Spring -- it's just around the corner!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Storm Creations

Today we are having a Blizzard in PA and I am able to view Mother Nature's Beauty from my Garden Design Studio Window. The snow has been falling like soft feathers since last evening! I currently am working on a new portfolio for designs from 2009 and I came across this delicate Bridal Bouquet and I immediately thought of 'Snow Angels'!!! This very feminine design was created with Ivory Vendella Roses, Pale Bianca Candy Roses and White Mini-Calla Lilies which look very much like the tips of Angel Wings!!!! When I saw this photo I wanted to share it to give you some inspiration on this Snowy Day. If you are not having snow where you live -- then close your eyes and maybe you will feel the tickle of snowflakes on your face.
Well, I must get back to work now. I hope all of you will have a chance today to go outside and make your own Snow Angel! Enjoy and remember to Celebrate with Flowers!