Friday, August 7, 2009

Searching for the Perfect Gerbera

 

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One of the most difficult parts of designing wedding flowers for me is finding the perfect shades of blooms without a flower market nearby to see the flowers in person. I’ve always been envious of designers living near large flower markets where they can browse hundreds of varieties before choosing which bunches to purchase. Without a market close by, we must order our  flowers from a wholesaler and  wait until they arrive in our studios to see if the blooms are consistent with the bride’s vision. Ordering the correct variety becomes paramount. Finding the correct variety to order can be a challenge.

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The bride wanted the gerberas for the centerpieces, right,  to match the ‘Attaché’ roses.

The following websites proved helpful in narrowing down our search for the perfect shade of pink:

Ever Bloom 

Green Valley Floral

Maximum Nursery

 

Each of these websites has a gallery of gerberas organized by color with a description and photo of each variety. Sheryl, my awesome saleswoman at Green Leaf – Austin, made sure I received the ‘Malibu’ gerberas I requested. Finding a salesperson like Sheryl…now that’s a post for another day. Let’s just say, it’s crucial to your sanity!

2 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

I adore gerberas! how pretty that arrangement is - congrats!
thanks for your comment today, too!
joni

Heidi said...

Thanks for stopping by. It is so great to meet other florists. Tropical wedding next week so I better take it easy this weekend. I love how you are using your blog. Thanks again, HEidi