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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: An Honest Look at Buying Flowers for Valentine’s Day

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: An Honest Look at Buying Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Flowers are one of the most popular gifts for Valentine’s Day, and there are SO many options to choose from, so how do you know which is the right choice for you? I’ve seen and personally experienced some pretty bad flower buying incidents and clearly it’s happened to many people. Just look at the social...
DIY Purple and Blush Centerpiece

DIY Purple and Blush Centerpiece

To kick off the first DIY post of the year, I’m sharing an easy little purple and blush centerpiece that has the dark colors of winter, but hints at soon to come spring season!  It’s a fun mix of colors for when you want something with a little dramatic flair yet still want a look...
Color of the Year Radiant Orchid Flower Inspiration

Color of the Year Radiant Orchid Flower Inspiration

Early last month, the color experts at Pantone announced their pick for the 2014 color of the year: Radiant Orchid. We love that it’s named after a flower! Pantone’s picks are always a fun source of inspiration for us (check out our post about their Fall Colors report).  It’s the color we used in this...
Happy 2014! Here's a Free Desktop Calendar!

Happy 2014! Here’s a Free Desktop Calendar!

It’s the start of a new year and we’re excited about all the new things we have planned for Flower Muse this coming year! 2013 was great, but I’m predicting that 2014 will be even better! To start the year off right and get ourselves organized, we’ve made a downloadable free desktop calendar that we...
12 Flower Gifts of Christmas

12 Flower Gifts of Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is on and it’s a hectic time of year for everyone. If you still have some Christmas shopping to do and don’t know what to get those hard to shop for people on your list, we’ve put together our gift guide of the 12 Flower Gifts of Christmas! Flowers always make...
DIY Red & White Holiday Centerpiece

DIY Red & White Holiday Centerpiece

December is definitely one of my favorite times of year and I love seeing all the holiday decorations go up around the neighborhood!  In our house, we haven’t yet gotten a tree to decorate but we’ve certainly been experimenting with flowers for Christmas for some time. The holiday season is a great time to put...
WTF? (What's That Flower?): Cybister Amaryllis

WTF? (What’s That Flower?): Cybister Amaryllis

We’re SUPER excited to share today’s post that is the latest in our WTF? (What’s that flower?) series. Take a look at the picture below – any guesses as to what it might be? Hint: last week’s posts were all about the larger genus of flowers that this species belongs to – Amaryllis (or to...
Easy DIY Amaryllis Bouquet

Easy DIY Amaryllis Bouquet

In our last post, we showed you all about how we ship fresh cut amaryllis and how they bloom. Today, I thought it would be great to show how beautiful and easy it is to create a bouquet using only amaryllis. You don’t see these beauties too often in a bridal bouquet and I think...
How Fresh Cut Amaryllis Arrives and Blooms

How Fresh Cut Amaryllis Arrives and Blooms

Amaryllis flowers –after poinsettias, are the second most quintessential holiday bloom.  You’re probably already seeing potted amaryllis bulbs for sale at your local hardware and grocery store.  Most people probably think that these beauties are only in season during winter months, but as a cut flower, we have them pretty much year round!  The varieties...
Best Flowers for Your Holiday Table

Best Flowers for Your Holiday Table

It’s crazy, but Thanksgiving and the holidays are just around the corner. It creeps up so quickly every year! Like many of you, I’m in the midst of planning out holiday dinners and parties and what I’ll do for decorations. Flowers always make a beautiful centerpiece for a dinner table and here are a few...
DIY Bouquet Recipe: White & Silver Bouquet

DIY Bouquet Recipe: White & Silver Bouquet

Last week we introduced silver brunia, a pretty grey bauble of a flower that is new to our site. I promised that I would show how it could be used in arrangements and so with the winter season coming up, I thought a white and silver bouquet would be fun to create! This easy DIY...
DIY Bouquet Recipe: Yellow & Orange Fall Bouquet

DIY Bouquet Recipe: Yellow & Orange Fall Bouquet

The weather has gotten cooler here (well at least by Los Angeles standards!) and with Halloween in the bag and now Thanksgiving coming up, it’s the height of fall season! We had some beautiful orange and yellow specialty tulips in the studio and they were perfect for making a cheery fall bouquet. The “ingredients” to...