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Working Designer Wednesday

Jan 22, 2014

I’m sure some of you are wondering where the Expert Panel has been lately. They’ve been on a much deserved hiatus during the holidays and will return to Botanical Brouhaha on Wed., Feb 5th to kick off the new year. I can’t wait to have them back!

In the meantime, here are some things I’ve been meaning to share with you…

1. Growers make the floral world go round…thank them when you have the opportunity…

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Bathtub Gardens

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Floret Flower Farm

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Janet Foss Garden Flowers

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Jello Mold Farm

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Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

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Wild Acre

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Texas Specialty Cut Flowers

2. And just in case you think that growing beautiful flowers is “rosy” all the time…

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Makes you appreciate our flower farmers even more, doesn’t it? Sorry…but this photo intrigued me.

(photo from Jello Mold Farm)

3. Beautiful labeling ideas…

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Blush Floral Design and Julia Jane Studios

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Hothouse Design Studio and Stacy Richardson Photography

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Studio 3 Floral Design and Rennard Photography

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Springwell Gardens

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Poppy Figue Flower

4. I’m in love with his shop…Odorantes

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shop Odorantes in paris

5. Some of my favorite dahlia varieties grown by Floret Flower Farm

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‘Hamari Gold’

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‘Shiloh Noel’

Have a great Wednesday!



  1. Yay for the growers! What is that in the Jello Mold picture?

  2. Terri says:

    I hope that wasn’t their cat from the Jello Mold website.


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