Choose Your Bundle for Next Week’s Classic Collection – To Be Delivered Week of April 4th!

Hallo all!

When you get a chance, pop over to my Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/HBloomcom/164129383642?ref=ts to choose your preferred bundle for next week's Classic Collection delivery.  

For the week of April 4th if you choose option A you will receive a bouquet that includes:


• Yellow Daffodils
• Pale Pink Hyacinths
• Lavender Monte Casino Aster
• Pink "Katarina" Roses
• Yellow Solidago Aster 
 

Those that choose option B will receive a bouquet that includes:

• "Green Tea" Roses
• Lavender Cremons
• White Football Chrysanthemums
• Purple "Seafoam" Statice
• Bupleurum
• Green Trachelium

Remember, if you select a bundle, I'll hand-tie and hand-deliver precisely the bundle for which you cast you choose.  I'll keep the selection open until Noon THURSDAY, at which time I'll place my order to receive the stems from my international contingent of growers.  If you don't have a Facebook account, or would prefer to let me know your choice directly, simply shoot me an email at hbloom@hbloom.com.

Happy voting and enjoy the flowers!

-H.Bloom 

Choose Your Bundle for Next Week’s Contemporary Collection – To Be Delivered Week of April 4th!

Hallo all!

When you get a chance, pop over to my Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/HBloomcom/164129383642?ref=ts to choose your preferred bundle for next week's Exotic Collection delivery.  

For the week of April 4th if you choose option E you will receive a bouquet that includes:

• Lotus Pods
• Green "Dendrobium" Orchids
• "Green Tea" Roses

Those that choose option F will receive a bouquet that includes:

• White Stock
• White Football Chrysanthemum
• White "Vendela" Roses

Remember, if you select a bundle, I'll hand-tie and hand-deliver precisely the bundle for which you cast you choose.  I'll keep the selection open until Noon THURSDAY, at which time I'll place my order to receive the stems from my international contingent of growers.  If you don't have a Facebook account, or would prefer to let me know your choice directly, simply shoot me an email at hbloom@hbloom.com.

Happy voting and enjoy the flowers!

-H.Bloom 

Choose Your Bundle for Next Week’s Exotic Collection – To Be Delivered Week of April 4th!

Hallo all!

When you get a chance, pop over to my Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/HBloomcom/164129383642?ref=ts to choose your preferred bundle for next week's Exotic Collection delivery.  

For the week of April 4th if you choose option C you will receive a bouquet that includes:


• Pink "Sarah" Peonies
• Yellow Pin Cushion Protea
• Pink Cymbidium Orchids
• Pale Pink Hyacinths
• Pink "Katarina" Roses
• Pink "Garnet Glow" Mini Callas 
 

Those that choose option D will receive a bouquet that includes:

• Lotus Pods
• Purple "Nora" Orchids
• Purple "Schwartzwalder" Mini Callas
• Purple Kale
• Bupleurum
• "Green Tea" Roses

Remember, if you select a bundle, I'll hand-tie and hand-deliver precisely the bundle for which you cast you choose.  I'll keep the selection open until Noon THURSDAY, at which time I'll place my order to receive the stems from my international contingent of growers.  If you don't have a Facebook account, or would prefer to let me know your choice directly, simply shoot me an email at hbloom@hbloom.com.

Happy voting and enjoy the flowers!

-H.Bloom 

This Week’s Collections (Week of 3-28-11)

Classic A:

Free Spirit Roses (Ecuador) - These are long-stem, bi-colored roses that have a large head which opens into a classic bloom. Descendants of the garden rose, they are known for their ruffled orange-hot pink petals and their sweet scent. 

Purple Spider Mum (Columbia) - Also known as Fuji mums, these flowers have thin, threadlike florets that are curved back at the ends. 

Matsumoto Aster (California) – Also called Callistephus, from the Greek word meaning beautiful crown, this flower is native to China. The flowers typically have a yellow center with outer florets of white, pink, purple, yellow, red or orange. 

Orange/Peach Tulips (Holland) - Although tulips are associated with Holland, the flower and the word orginiated in Persia. In fact, the peak of the Ottoman Empire is referred to as the Tulip Era. Tulips are credited with the first ever economic bubble during the early 1600s, when 40 bulbs sold for the modern equivalent of $1.5 million. 

Peach Hypericum (Ecuador) - The genus hypericum, native to Western Asia, is also known as St. Johns Wort. Hypericum grows one to four feet tall and wide, with many clustered, upright branches with dark free, shiny, pointed leaves and clusters of juicy berries. 

Dusty Miller (Italy) - The silvery-white color of this plant is a great contrast against other plant's green foliage and the felt texture is delightful to touch!

Classic B: 

Red Intuition Rose (Ecuador) - Red Intuition is a unique red rose with a red petal accented with a lighter paint splatter streaks. Its large head opens into a stunning classic bloom with soft edges. 

Pink Sorbonne Lily  (Costa Rica)- These beautiful hybrid lilies are known for their star-shaped, pale pink petals with dark pink centers finished in a thin white ruffle. 

Red Matsumoto Aster (California) - Also called Callistephus, from the Greek word meaning beautiful crown, this flower is native to Cina. The flowers typically have a yellow center with outer florets of white, pink, purple, yellow, red or orange. 

Pink Tulip (Holland) - Although tulips are associated with Holland, the flower and the word originated in Persia. In fact, the peak of the Ottoman Empire is referred to as the Tulip Era. Tulips are credited with the first ever economic bubble during the early 1600s, when 40 bulbs sold for the modern equivalent of $1.5 million. 

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus (Australia) – Eucalyptus is a fast growing shade tree with aromatic leaves. The silver dollar variety has much larger, flat leaves that are water repellent and hearty.

Exotic C: 

Free Spirit Roses (Ecuador) - These are long-stem, bi-colored roses that have a large head which opens into a classic bloom. Descendants of the garden rose, they are known for their ruffled orange-hot pink petals and their sweet scent. 

Dusty Miller (Italy) - The silvery-white color of this plant is a great contrast against other plant's green foliage and the felt texture is delightful to touch!

Purple Dendrobium Orchid (Thailand) - Dendrobium comprise a huge genus of orchids containing about 1,200 species. These orchids are native to much of south, east and southeast Asia. The name is from the Greek dendron (tree) and bios (life), meaning 'one who lives on trees.'

Orange "Pin Cushion" Protea (Peru) – Also known as leucospermum, these flowers are members of the Proteaceae family which includes over 100 species of trees and shrubs, most of which are native to the cape region of South Africa. This variety features distinctive dome shaped flower heads that resemble pincushions filled with pins. 

Lavender Lilac (California) - Lilac is a tree or shrub in the Olive family. The fragrant flowers, which bloom in spring, grow in clusters called panicles. Lilac is native to Europe and Asia and is the state flower of New Hampshire. 

Peach Sweet Pea (Japan) - Native to the Eastern Mediterranean region from Sicily east to Crete, the sweet pea flowers come in a wide range of colors. The strength of fragrance of a Sweet Pea is sensuous and captivating and depends on a number of factors, such as rain, high temperatures, time of day and the age of the flower. 

Exotic D: 

Red Intuition Rose (Ecuador) - Red Intuition is a unique red rose with a red petal accented with a lighter paint splatter streaks. Its large head opens into a stunning classic bloom with soft edges. 

Pink Sweet Pea (Japan) – Native to the Eastern Mediterranean region from Sicily east to Crete, the sweet pea flowers come in a wide range of colors. The strength of fragrance of a Sweet Pea is sensuous and captivating and depends on a number of factors, such as rain, high temperatures, time of day and the age of the flower. 

Pink Hyacinth (Holland) - Hyacinths are a bulbous flower native to the eastern Mediterranean region east to Iran. They have a single dense spike of fragrant flowers that blooms each spring. We recommend leaving the bulbs on hyacinths as cutting them off decreases their vase life. Like tulips, they will continue to grow in the vase. 

Pink Anemone (Holland) - The name anemone comes from Greek and roughly means wind flower, which signifies that the wind that blows the petal open will also eventually blow the dead petals away. Anemones are known to open and close their petals frequently depending on the temperature and light in the room in which they are places. In dim dark areas anemones will close tightly. In warm, bright locations, anemones can open so wide that the flower appears flat! 
 

Pink Tulip (Holland) – Although tulips are associated with Holland, the flower and the word originated in Persia. In fact, the peak of the Ottoman Empire is referred to as the Tulip Era. Tulips are credited with the first ever economic bubble during the early 1600s, when 40 bulbs sold for the modern equivalent of $1.5 million. 

Pink Mokara (Thailand) - Mokara orchid is a trigeneric hybrid, meaning it comes from three "parent" varieties. Created in Singapore in 1969, Mokara has a unique sunburst shape. 

Contemporary E: 

Purple Tulip (Holland) - Although tulips are associated with Holland, the flower and the word originated in Persia. In fact, the peak of the Ottoman Empire is referred to as the Tulip Era. Tulips are credited with the first ever economic bubble during the early 1600s, when 40 bulbs sold for the modern equivalent of $1.5 million. 

Purple Dendrobium Orchid (Thailand) - Dendrobium comprise a huge genus of orchids containing about 1,200 species. These orchids are native to much of south, east and southeast Asia. The name is from the Greek dendron (tree) and bios (life), meaning 'one who lives on trees.'

Lavender Lilac (California) - Lilac is a tree or shrub in the Olive family. The fragrant flowers, which bloom in spring, grow in clusters called panicles. Lilac is native to Europe and Asia and is the state flower of New Hampshire. 

Dusty Miller (Italy) - The silvery-white color of this plant is a great contrast against other plant's green foliage and the felt texture is delightful to touch!

Contemporary F: 

Pink Tulip (Holland) - Although tulips are associated with Holland, the flower and the word originated in Persia. In fact, the peak of the Ottoman Empire is referred to as the Tulip Era. Tulips are credited with the first ever economic bubble during the early 1600s, when 40 bulbs sold for the modern equivalent of $1.5 million.

Pink Sorbonne Lily  (Costa Rica)- These beautiful hybrid lilies are known for their star-shaped, pale pink petals with dark pink centers finished in a thin white ruffle.

Pink Sweet Roses (Ecuador) - These are long-stem, beautiful pink roses with a large head that opens into a classic bloom. 

Tall Collection: 

Cherry Blossom (Pennsylvania)- Cherry blossoms are indigenous to many East Asian countries including Japan where they are an omen of good fortune and is also an emblem of love, affection and represents Spring. After cutting, it may take up to a week for the blossoms to fully open.  

Your Arrange Your Own Bundle: Week of March 28

Arranged in: 10 inch sphere, 16×6 inch cylinder, 7.5×2 inch cylinder, 3.5 by 3 inch bud vase

Mullering Brook Waxflower (California) – waxflower is a flowering shrub native to Western Australia that can grow up to 10 feet tall. The flowers are hardy and will last a long time after cutting.

Cherry Blossom Branches (Pennsylvania)- Cherry blossoms are indigenous to many East Asian countries including Japan where they are an omen of good fortune and is also an emblem of love, affection and represents Spring. After cutting, it may take up to a week for the blossoms to fully open.

Pink Tulips (Holland) - although tulips are associated with Holland, the flower and the word originated in Persia. In fact, the peak of the Ottoman Empire is referred to as the Tulip Era. Tulips are credited with the first ever economic bubble during the early 1600s, when 40 bulbs sold for the modern equivalent of $1.5 million. Tulips grown in water, so may need trimming throughout the week.

Esperance Rose (Columbia) - these are very special roses with blooms that can grow to nearly 7" once fully opened and include up to 40 petals. The petals are a creamy pink on top gradually becoming more pink towards the middle of the bloom. These roses have a long vase life so you should enjoy them for quite a while.

Salal (California) – also known as lemon leaves despite having no relation to lemon trees, Salal is an evergreen shrub which blooms pink flowers in the spring. Salal is native to the US Pacific Coast.

Aspidistra Leaf (Washington state) – also known as the cast iron plant, aspidistra was popular in Victorian parlors. Native to the forests of Asia, the Japanese have been growing selections of Aspidistra for more than 300 years.

Bear Grass (Washington state) – although it looks like a grass, it’s actually the leaf of a flower in the lily family. It is typically found in open meadows and forests in the Western US. Bear grass is often the first plant to grow after a forest fire.
 

This Week’s Collections (Week of 3-21-11)

Classic A: 

Yellow "Gelosia" Rose (Italy) – Also known as the yellow flame rose, 'Gelosia' is Italian for jealousy. While yellow roses are symbolic of friendship today, in the Victorian language of flowers they meant jealousy. We're certain that this friendly yellow rose will leave your friends jealous of your delightful bouquet!

Pink Ranunculus (Washington)- Rananculus is known for its abundance of colorful petals with a single bloom averaging dozens of petals!

Pink Electra Spray Roses (Columbia) – Spray roses have three to five mini roses per stem. The Electra is a bi-colored varietal with petals that start bright pink around the edges and fade into a pale pink.  

Yellow Cremon (Netherlands) - The Cremon is a dutch version of the standard football mum. Each stem has a single bloom with long, soft petals surrounding the center button. 

Pink Stock (California) – Stock averages six to ten blooms per stem. Each bloom fully opens into a sweetly fragranced blossom. 

Classic B: 

Red Freedom Rose (Ecuador) - Freedom roses have very large heads that open into showy blooms with gentle rolling petals. The dark red is devastatingly romantic – probably why these are one of the most popular roses for Valentine's Day and wedding bouquets!

Peach Tantieme Mini Gerbera (California) - Mini-Gerbera daisies measure about 2.5 to 3 inches in diameter and are some of the most popular blooms in the US. They come in a myriad of colors, we think this peach varietal does a great job of making this bouquet pop!

Orange Alstroemeria (Chile) – Commonly called the Peruvian Lily, or Lily of the Incas, there are over 190 varieties of this bloom ranging from white to apricot to lavender. 

Peach Stock (California) - Stock averages six to ten blooms per stem. Each bloom fully opens into a sweetly fragranced blossom. 

Safari Sunset Leucadendron (California) - These are flowering plants belonging to the protea family. About half the species of these evergreen shrubs store their seeds in fire-proof cones and only release them after a fire has killed the plant. This particular variety of leucadendron gets its name from its deep red bloom.

Exotic C: 

Pink Cymbidium Orchid (Holland) – The word Cymbidium come from Greek "kymbe" meaning boat, referring to the hollowness in the lip of the flower. Cymbidiums symbolize virtue and morality. In Asian cultures, they are considered a gift of respect and friendship. 

Yellow Pin Cushion Protea (Israel) - While the protea appears to be a single flower, it is in fact not! The bright yellow stalks (the pins) are actually the pistils of individual flowers. 

Pink Garnet Glow Mini Calla (Holland) - Calla lilies are grown in bogs and ponds and are native to cool, temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The plant is highly poisonous if eaten. The "Garnet Glow" variety can vary from hot pink to light lavender, sometimes with tiny striations of cream. 

Yellow "Gelosia" Rose (Italy) – Also known as the yellow flame rose, 'Gelosia' is Italian for jealousy. While yellow roses are symbolic of friendship today, in the Victorian language of flowers they meant jealousy. We're certain that this friendly yellow rose will leave your friends jealous of your delightful bouquet!

Pink Ranunculus (Washington)- Rananculus is known for its abundance of colorful petals with a single bloom averaging dozens of petals!

Pink Electra Spray Roses (Columbia) - Spray roses have three to five mini roses per stem. The Electra is a bi-colored varietal with petals that start bright pink around the edges and fade into a pale pink.  

Exotic D: 

Peach Stock (California) - Stock averages six to ten blooms per stem. Each bloom fully opens into a sweetly fragranced blossom.

Safari Sunset Leucadendron (California) - These are flowering plants belonging to the protea family. About half the species of these evergreen shrubs store their seeds in fire-proof cones and only release them after a fire has killed the plant. This particular variety of leucadendron gets its name from its deep red bloom. 

Red Freedom Rose (Ecuador) – Freedom roses have very large heads that open into showy blooms with gentle rolling petals. The dark red is devastatingly romantic – probably why these are one of the most popular roses for Valentine's Day and wedding bouquets!

Red Mokara Orchids (Thailand) - Mokara orchid is a trigeneric hybrid, meaning it comes from three "parent" varieties. Created in Singapore in 1969, Mokara has a unique sunburst shape. 

Red Anemone (California) – Also known as windflowers, these quirky blooms open in bright, warm locations and close back up in cooler, darker places. 

Orange Pin Cushion Protea (Israel) – While the protea appears to be a single flower, it is in fact not! The bright yellow stalks (the pins) are actually the pistils of individual flowers. 

Contemporary E: 

Yellow "Gelosia" Rose (Italy) - Also known as the yellow flame rose, 'Gelosia' is Italian for jealousy. While yellow roses are symbolic of friendship today, in the Victorian language of flowers they meant jealousy. We're certain that this friendly yellow rose will leave your friends jealous of your delightful bouquet!

Yellow French Tulips (Holland) – A beautiful springtime flower, its long, tapered head has been a well sought-after bloom since the 1550s. 

Yellow Freesia (California) – The meaning of Freesia is sweetness, innocence and trust. These blooms have a lovely fragrance! 

Contemporary F: 

Orange Pin Cushion Protea (Israel) - While the protea appears to be a single flower, it is in fact not! The bright yellow stalks (the pins) are actually the pistils of individual flowers. 

Peach Stock (California) - Stock averages six to ten blooms per stem. Each bloom fully opens into a sweetly fragranced blossom.

Orange Mokara Orchids (Thailand) - Mokara orchid is a trigeneric hybrid, meaning it comes from three "parent" varieties. Created in Singapore in 1969, Mokara has a unique sunburst shape. 

Tall Collection: 

Shocking Oriental Lilies (Oregon) – A spring flower, these lilies are a beautiful orange with yellow edges. They're sure to get you ecstatic about spring!

Meet the Designer(/Account Manager/Coordinator of Birthdays): Megan Benson

 

Meet Megan Benson, one of H.BLOOM's fantastic New York-based designers – and our resident Renaissance Woman. You're just as likely to find her creating a Classic Collection bundle in our studio as you are to bump into her freshening up a six-foot arrangement at Mario Batali's Del Posto restaurant.

After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, Megan first went into fashion PR.

"I liked it, but I needed a creative outlet… so I started doing freelance floral design" for fashion events and weddings.

"My favorite part of designing is finding unexpected color combinations and creating something completely original. In PR I never got to see a project from beginning to end, but with floral design that's what I get to do every day!" 

Megan doubles as an Account Manager – consulting with restaurant, hotel, and boutique clients to be sure their designs suit each organization's unique aesthetic – but she's also our New York office party planner. Megan doesn't let a single staff birthday slip by without without cupcakes (and/or Coronas).

"After 9 years, I feel like I'm finally where I'm supposed to be," she said.

So if you're walking along West 22nd street and happen up on a smiling blonde gal carrying a big bouquet, that's Megan: Floral Designer, Account Manager and Party Planner Extraordinaire.

Choose Your Bundle for Next Week’s Classic Collection – To Be Delivered Week of March 28th

Hallo all!

When you get a chance, pop over to my Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/HBloomcom/164129383642?ref=ts to choose your preferred bundle for next week's Classic Collection delivery.  

For the week of March 28th if you choose option A you will receive a bouquet that includes:


• Orange "Free Spirit" Roses
• Orange Tulips
• Purple "Spider" Chrysanthemums
• Purple "Matsumoto" Aster
• Peach Hypericum
• Dusty Miller Foliage 
 

Those that choose option B will receive a bouquet that includes:

• Red Striped "Intuition" Roses
• Pink "Sorbonne" Lilies
• Pink Tulip
• Red "Matsumoto" Asters

Remember, if you select a bundle, I'll hand-tie and hand-deliver precisely the bundle for which you cast you choose.  I'll keep the selection open until Noon THURSDAY, at which time I'll place my order to receive the stems from my international contingent of growers.  If you don't have a Facebook account, or would prefer to let me know your choice directly, simply shoot me an email at hbloom@hbloom.com.

Happy voting and enjoy the flowers!

-H.Bloom 

Choose Your Bundle for Next Week’s Contemporary Collection – To Be Delivered Week of March 28th

Hallo all!

When you get a chance, pop over to my Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/HBloomcom/164129383642?ref=ts to choose your preferred bundle for next week's Contemporary Collection delivery.  

For the week of March 28th if you choose option E you will receive a bouquet that includes:


• Purple Dendrobium Orchids
• Lavender Lilac
• Purple Tulips
• Dusty Miller Foliage 
 

Those that choose option F will receive a bouquet that includes:

• Pink "Sorbonne" Lilies
• Pink Tulip
• Pink "Sweet Unique" Roses
 

Remember, if you select a bundle, I'll hand-tie and hand-deliver precisely the bundle for which you cast you choose.  I'll keep the selection open until Noon THURSDAY, at which time I'll place my order to receive the stems from my international contingent of growers.  If you don't have a Facebook account, or would prefer to let me know your choice directly, simply shoot me an email at hbloom@hbloom.com.

Happy voting and enjoy the flowers!

-H.Bloom 

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