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What an opportunity to learn from this superstar designer for the past two days. SHEAN STRONG knocked it out of the park with his passion, skills, aesthetic, knowledge, and general upbeat, warm personality. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your treasure of experience with all of us at the Mayesh Design Workshop. Bonus: we saw eye to eye, neither of us had to bend a bit for the photo. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #mayeshdesignstar #mayesh @sheanstrong I did my homework #florist
Hearts rose and a peek from amaranthus. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #heartsrose #redroses #inspiring #uniqueflowers #red #valentines
Carnations and roses, a classic combo, gets a dramatic update. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #classic #heartsrose #drama #updatedflowers #flowerfarmer #florist #weddingcenterpieces
No the picture isn’t upside down. No, these aren’t hanging hydrangeas (although...wouldn’t it be glorious to do a vase-life test!). Over 30 feet tall with mammoth 12+” dark green leaves, Dombeya wallichii is in full, glorious bloom at The Huntington in the heart of winter, right when it’s needed most. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #dombeya #huntingtonlibrary #huntington #huntingtongardens #hydrangea #spectacular #uniqueflowers #tree #birthday #january #southerncalifornia
Birthday view sunset at The Huntington Library and Gardens. One of my favorite places on Earth and I got to spend it with one of my favorite people. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #huntington #huntingtonlibrary #inspiration #gardens #flowerfarmer #sanmarino
Beautiful dark dara in close up grown here on the farm. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowerfarmer #flowersofinstagram #instaflowers #dara #dacus #fresh #flowers #floraldesign #drama
Tip to tip the piece is over 4’. What a joy and a delight to make! The amaranthus and beautiful dark Dara are from my little farm. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #drama #contrast #flowerfarmer #flowersofinstagram #instaflowers #silver #burgundy #teal #design #flowerarrangement #flowers #unique
Amaranthus is supposed to be a summer flower. This one was rescued as a seedling in the driveway and has slowly matured into a gorgeous, dramatic bloom. And I’m loving it with the silver dollar eucalyptus! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #amaranthus #loveliesbleeding #eucalyptus #summer #flowers #red #silver #florist #drama #weddingcenterpieces #uniqueflowers #sanclemente
Melissa McCarthy, Lupita N’yongo and Nicole Kidman listen to a question while on the set of LATimes “Actresses Roundtable.” I still can’t believe I got to do the flowers for this entertainment power meeting! . . . #blommaflowerfarm @melissamccarthy @lupitanyongo @nicolekidman I hope you enjoyed the flowers!
Finally, the female front runners for an Oscar nod are posted on The Envelope at LATimes on line! Amy Adams looks lovely in Front of the florals for the “Actresses Roundtable.” . . . #blommaflowerfarm #design #oscars #AmyAdams #latimes #theenvelope #Vice #actressesroundtable
My favorite float every year is the one from my alma mater and it’s sister school. Cal Poly Pomona always does a great job. The students create the design, grow the flowers, engineer and build the structure and decorate the whole thing. They won a trophy too! Go Broncos! . . #blommaflowerfarm #calpolypomona #calpoly #roseparadefloat #roseparade #pasadena
Note 2 to self: how else to decorate a car... . . . #blommaflowerfarm #pasadena #roseparade #flowersonyourcar
Note to self: how to decorate a car... . . . #blommaflowerfarm #roseparade #pasadena #carflowers
Pasadena police putting on a pre-parade party! (With flowers on the backs of their bikes!) . . . #blommaflowerfarm #pasadena #roseparade #motorcycleofficers #pasadenapolice #roses
Rose Parade floats follow this specially marked pink stripe down Colorado Boulevard. This is the one day of the year you can walk into the middle of the car-less street to take its closeup. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #roseparade #coloradoblvd #pasadena #tournamentofrosesparade #flowers #happynewyear #roses
Christmas decor at a client installation. Fun and festive! . . .#blommaflowerfarm #christmas #christmasdecor #flowers #floralonstallation #christmasflowers
Sparkles and snow and textural drama for Christmas. Well over 3 feet tall, it will anchor a festive entryway. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #christmas #redandwhite #flowers #floraldesign #drama #design #snow #sparkle
Part of the same arrangement as yesterday’s post, curving to meet one another, cymbidiums and roses crest this very large Christmas piece. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #christmas #cymbidium #roses #winter #flowerarrangement #christmasarrangement #floraldesign #design #florist #flowersofinstagram #christmasflowers #instaflower #flowerstagram #flowers #drama
Red and white nestled in one another is one of my favorite ways to showcase the flowers of Christmas. Clusters tucked among one another are cozy and elegant all at once. I want to snuggle with these! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #christmas #flowers #design #snuggle #florist #christmasweddings #redroses #flowersofinstagram #instaflower #weddingcenterpiece #showstopper
Some of my students! They did fabulous work. Just look at how full and gorgeous their arrangements are. Each student interpreted the instructions to her own taste and view. The result: every piece is unique and stunning! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #floraldesign #class #workshop #holidays #christmas #design #flowerfarmer #florist
After the workshop we take photos. It was fun to show everyone how to get a great shot. Look at all the beautiful work on the table! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #christmasworkshop #floraldesignclass #artist #christmas #class #flowerschool #happystudents
This is Jayne. Jayne took my Christmas centerpiece class last night. Jayne was sweet and let me compose this picture, tugging on her sleeve and moving her hands. A beautiful woman, a beautiful shot and a gorgeous floral arrangement! Well done, Jayne! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #jayne #workshop #floraldesign #design #christmas #christmasworkshop #artist #centerpiece #floraldesignclass #flowers
Happiest of birthdays to my baby!! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #baby #birthday
This is how my baby wanted to spend her birthday. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #birthday #beach #labradores #sanclemente #warm #flowerfarmer
As long as I’m posting about baby arrangements... my baby was born 26 years ago today. Every year on her birthday I have given her pink roses for every year of her life. This year is the first time I had to buy 2 bunches. She is worth every one! Happy birthday, my sweet girl! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #happybirthday #girl #baby #centerpieces #hatbox #roses #pink #flowerfarmerflorist
Another arrangement for a boy at the Military Baby Shower at Saddleback Church, Rancho Capistrano. Love the silver vase!. . . #blommaflowerfarm #babyshower #flowers #military #Marines #weddingcenterpiece #blue #hydrangea #silver #florist
Quarterly I volunteer to make five large flower arrangements for a Military Baby Shower hosted by some incredibly generous folks at Saddleback Church in San Juan Capistrano. Since it’s almost Christmas, we decided to go with whites and greens and just a touch of pink or blue so the lucky winners could keep the baby shower feel or pull out the color and use the arrangements for Christmas. I think this looks great as is, but popping in some red instead would be very festive! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #florist #flowerfarmer #military #babyshower #marines #camppendleton #thankyouforyourservice #saddlebackchurch #saddlebackchurchranchocapistrano #militaryministries
In the studio today... clouds of hydrangeas for a Military Baby Shower, my favorite donations of the year! . . #blommaflowerfarm #military #camppendleton #marines #babyshower #babyshowerflowers #flowers #design #hydrangea #weddingcenterpiece #design
Thankfully my Christmas tables were set up. I needed every one for these eight 4-foot and eight 2-foot tropical arrangements. . . #blommaflowerfarm #memorial #celebrationoflife #weddingcenterpiece #flowers #sanclemente #centerpieces #tropical #tropicalflowers #joyful #colorful
Last week I had the honor of making these beautiful arrangements for dear friends who lost a son. They requested colorful, elegant tropical pieces for the centers of long tables. No white and nothing solemn was allowed. They wanted color and joy. They also asked me to somehow incorporate their son’s love of fishing into the arrangement. It was important to me to really listen and give them what they wanted without it being too literal for the risk of being undignified. With that in mind, the horsetails represent the fishing poles and the ginger with their “scales” represent the fish. Also, I added the two anthurium in the middle to represent their love for their son. As florists, we are fortunate in times of great sadness to have something of comfort to do. It was a joy to be able to comfort their broken hearts this way. . . #blommaflowerfarm #centerpiece #comfort #love #joy #remember #celebration #celebrationoflife #sanclemente
As alluded to yesterday, this centerpiece was one of my favorites for the Actors Roundtable. Designed at the end of the first day, using only bits I had leftover, it was a creative timed challenge! Like being on a reality competition show I had to come up with something on the fly! With no preconceived plan I just used what I had to make a “low, equally exuberant piece” as those on set. The time restrictions forced my creative juices to override any anxiety and get the job done. It was remarkably freeing! The base is mini monstera, ferns, asparagus and salal. Catalaya orchid ends, scoop scabiosa, snaps, mums, and roses are tucked in among the leaves in an over/under pattern. I love it! The lesson here: always being your extras!! . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowers #belair #actorsroundtable2018 centerpieces orchids #flowersofinstagram #instaflowers #love #tropical
Sitting in the hot seat with the director on set. This is where the interviewers were seated while steering the conversation among the groups of actors, actresses and directors who were seated on the couches during The Actors Roundtable for the LA Times. By the way, that table centerpiece was one of my favorites and I had to make it on the fly! . . #blommaflowerfarm #actorsroundtable #flowerfarmer #florist #belair #weddingcenterpiece #design
On-set floral design has its own challenges. Never having seen the venue or even the rooms for the set of the LA Times “Actors Roundtable,” I only had this sketch (top) of what the director wanted for florals that would be seen on camera. It wasn’t plant, flower or color specific. He just wanted the general silhouette, locations and numbers. I chose the flowers, greens and colors. Warm berries and purples were chosen to warm up the white background without competing with skin tones and to imply importance in the occasion. Purple is, historically, the color of kings. Seemed fitting for the Hollywood royalty! . . #blommaflowerfarm #weddingcenterpiece #flowers #belair #setdesign #academyawards #latimes #actorsroundtable #flowerfarmer
Thrilled doesn’t quite describe how happy I am to be able to reveal my Super Secret Project! I had the incredible honor to create floral designs for “The Actors Roundtable,” an annual LA Times filmed interview with the likely Academy Award Nominee actors, actresses and directors featured in their “The Envelope” segment. We all know how hard it is to wrangle family in the same place on the same day at the same time. For The Actors Roundtable, the LA Times interviewed the top Oscar contenders to sit for an interview on camera all at the same time in a house in Bel Air, California. It was my privilege to work with the director and set designers to create floral designs for the set! What an incredible couple of days! It was a whirlwind of planning and designing on the fly to meet their changing needs, but what an experience! Much like a wedding, florals were in several places, not just on camera. It was important to me to keep it all cohesive, yet give each area its own look suited for the purpose of that area. In the following posts you will see these and other images from a job and a weekend I will never forget! . . #blommaflowerfarm #LATimes #theenvelope #academyawardnominees #belair #weddingcenterpiece #flowers #flowerfarmer
Reallllllly big Super Secret Project hint #2 : See anything familiar?!? . . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowerstagram #belair #weddingcenterpiece #flowers #latimes #envelope
I am beyond thrilled to be able to give concrete hints as to what my dream job/Super Secret Project was!!! Hint: this photo by Kirk McKoy /LA Times. . . #blommaflowerfarm #florist #flowerfarmer #belair #dreamjob #oscars #latimes
Last look at the crescent in it’s container and setting. . . #blommaflowerfarm #weddingcenterpiece #flowers #crescent #roses
Trying a video post of the clematis crescent. . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowers #weddingcenterpiece #video #flowerarrangement #clematis
Every time I look at these gorgeous blooms there is a new view to appreciate. . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowers #flowersofinstagram #instaflowers #weddingcenterpieces #flowerfarmer #blommaflowerfarm .com
Spring meets winter with the dark Clematis and red Explorer roses. Playing with the crescent silhouette worked beautifully to highlight the late season Clematis. While this beauty isn’t in its ultimate container, the black plastic insert never looked so good! . . #blommaflowerfarm #silhouette #crescent #flowersofinstagram #weddingcenterpiece #design #flowerfarmer #flowers
Playing is what it feels like. Playing, getting lost in the creative part of my brain, letting go of stress or rules, simply creating and having the chance to be an artist, that’s what the Clematis blooming in November has inspired. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowers #clematis #flowerfarm #weddingcenterpiece #flowerfarmer #flowersofinstagram #instaflower
Hmmm. Clematis on the farm blooming at the end of November.... Foreshadowing an arrangement, me thinks! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #clematis #november #flowers #fall #bestclimateintheworld #sanclemente #california
Cherry Brandy roses glow against burnt red spray roses, grevillea, maple leaves, and monkey tail ferns. . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowers #fall #roses #monkeytail #fallfoliage #flowerfarmer
A celebration of fall...because it’s not December yet. #blommaflowerfarm #fall #flowerfarmer #foliage #drama #texture
Another student’s beautiful arrangement from the Thanksgiving workshop is another stunner! Seeing how each student interprets instruction inspires me in my own work. Look for the Christmas workshop coming soon! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #worksop #floralclass #weddingcenterpiece #flowers
Created by one of my students, this Thanksgiving piece celebrates fall through heavy use of assorted foliage types emphasizing texture and color. Well done!! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #workshop #centerpiece #floralclass #happythanksgiving #flowers
Workshop in progress! Among the stories, laughter and catching up on each other’s lives, we made steady progress. . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowerfarmer #centerpiece #fall #friends #flowerworkshop #flowerclass #fun #create
While generally averse to posting pictures of myself, this one makes me happy because I’m teaching what I love. Look for another floral workshop coming in December for the holidays! Spots are limited to 5-6 at a time. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #teaching #floraldesignworkshop #floralworkshop #flowers #floralclass #holidays
Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for friends and family who have supported me on this wonderful floral adventure and so much more😘😘😘! . . #blommaflowerfarm #friends #family #flowers #thankful #happythanksgiving
Wine and Design floral workshop night at Blomma Flower Farm was a BLAST with these sweet ladies! Thank you all for initiating the tradition! Everyone did beautiful work, inspiring me! Thank you all! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #greatfriends #workshop #flowerworkshop #wineanddesign #weddingcenterpiece #thanksgiving #eventflorals #flowers #fall @kath_2u @marygoround12 @mitzeebee @tinareigel
Can we just take a moment and do a double take on these lavender spray roses? Wow! They are simply spectacular, evolving from lavender to light mauve as they opened. I think I have a new favorite! . . #blommaflowerfarm #belair #eventflorals #mauve #lavender #roses #wow #beautiful #coty #weddingcenterpiece #weddings #flowerfarmer #mauveflowers #love #flowers
Wine and Design nite @blommaflowerfarm Thankful my Thanksgiving centerpiece is complete! #blommaflowerfarm #monkeyfern #celosia #cherrybrandyroses #agonis #magnolialeaves #safari
Super Secret project close up. Ornamental kale looks like a massive rose, repeating the shape and form to give a larger texture to the overall look. In large spaces large scale materials read really well. This particular piece is a bit lighter in overall tone and more monochromatic, yet repeats the color and texture of the overall theme. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #florist #designer #design #monochromatic #belair #lux #luxuryflowers #weddingcenterpiece #flowersofinstagram #centerpieces #flowerfarmer #flowers
Super Secret project is done! What a whirlwind! Three days without much sleep and a lot of design on the fly, solving issues, being flexible and resourceful, and pulling out every bit of experience I have to help solve evolving issues. Phew! It was exhausting and exhilarating all at once! Hint 2: It wasn’t a party. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #belair #flowerfarmer #eventflorals #events #coty #floraldesign #design #secret #weddingcenterpiece #nofloralfoam #flowers #weddings
Super secret project Day 2: Hint... it’s not an bouquet and it’s not for a wedding.... but it is the World’s Best Assistant modeling on site for me❤️. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowerfarmer #floralartist #berry #modernlux #secret #flowersofinstagram #wedding #eventflorals #wow ! #love #happy #flowersoftheworld #flowers #roses #purple #coty #design #floraldesign
Super secret dream project parts 1 and 2 of 10 different pieces. It’s the big day. The truck is loaded and my nerves are mostly in check...mostly.... . . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowers #flowerfarmer #exciting #ultraviolet #secretproject #weddingcenterpieces #headtableflowers
Tomorrow I get to work on a fabulous DREAM project and the color scheme is rich and vibrant! Some materials are from the farm, some harvested and some locally sourced. It’s top secret for now, but I will share more just as soon as I am allowed! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowerfarmer #sanclemente #dreamproject #eventflowers #berry #love
Poppies and puppies, these are two of my favorite things. 💕 . . . #blommaflowerfarm #poppies #flowers #flowerfarmer #florist #joy #poser #sanclemente #flowersmakeyousmile #dogsofinstagram
Late fall light illuminates the first poppies of the season. No filters needed. . . . #blommaflowerfarm #flowerfarmer #sanclemente #California #poppies #flowersofinstagram #fresh #glow #florist
Black Bacara roses, spray roses, Dara , snaps, wax flower, lemon leaf, and Hopi amaranthus update a classic Hogarth curve. #silhouette . . . #blommaflowerfarm #silhouette #hogarthcurve #weddinhcenterpiece #classic #flowersofinstagram #flowerfarmer
What fun to practice silhouettes. This is a classic Hogarth or “S” curve, a.k.a. the “Line of Beauty.” I agree! . . . #blommaflowerfarm #hogarthcurve #lineofbeauty #silhouette #flowerfarmer #flowersmakeyousmile #sanclemente #flowersofinstagram
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