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Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Florali
In 2012, David Austin introduced a new English Musk rose to the world whose name was "100% inspired by the rose itself". It didn't take local growers and flower market vendors long to pick it up, and we now have it saved for us weekly at the market, by one of our favorite vendors. Besides having a beautiful face, form, and fragrance, Tranquility has the amazing quality of endurance. Here is Tranquility waiting in a bucket on Saturday morning. And now a little note about light. As any florist will know, wedding day does not often provide opportunities for taking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Florali
Mother's Day is just around the corner, Sunday, May 10th! We are adorning our arrangements with all the gorgeous flowers of the season - peonies, sweet peas, gardens roses, tulips, and so much more. We are accepting orders through Friday, May 8th, and delivering through Saturday, May 9th. Please note our minimum for Mother's Day Deliveries is $75. Give us a call at 925-934-6877, or you can place an order on our website. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Florali
We are in full swing at the shop with Valentine's Day around the corner. Stop by, say hi and pick-up a hand bouquet for your sweetie or call to order a Florali custom bouquet for your honey. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Florali
This rehearsal dinner was a dreamy one to be a part of with Enjoy Events Co. We alwasy love incorporating fruits with flowers, such as the grapes, quince and persimmons, perfect for a wine country evening. We hope you love this beautiful event as much as we did. Thanks to Sarah and William for having us! Photography | Michael Radford Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Florali
We loved working in this historic center, moments from the Pacific Ocean with a very special bride and groom, Barbara and Grant. The flower story was told with white peonies, English roses, sweet peas, bearded iris, clematis and other treasures forraged from local gardens - all contained in a variety of rustic pots. The careful planning of Your Event by Erin made the day wonderful and seamless. Until we can share the photos from Dylan John Western, here are a few of our own. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Florali
Hop over to Diablo Magazine and check out 2014's Best of the East Bay. We won for Best Florist. 9 time winner! Thanks to all who voted for us. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Florali
This perfect blend of pink and yellow takes our breath away, melts our hearts, and inspires flower inventors around the globe to new heights. It's amazing to think that the color peach barely existed in the flower world 100 years ago. If you know roses, you most certainly know of David Austin. His hybridization work in northern England in the later half of the 20th century through today, has brought more than 24 varieties of peachy hued roses into creation. Juliet, his rose developed for the florist trade, is one of his most sought after roses in current times...loved for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Florali
amongst the many holiday bouquets we are sending out right now...and loving this season Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Florali
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at Florali
Sometimes good things come in pairs. Last weekend it was purple weddings. Here is one of the bride's bouquets... Tendrils are famous for taking matters into their own hands—or in this case heart. "All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul. Purple is not just a noun and an adjective but also a verb – when you look at it, it’s looking back at you." ~anon Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Florali
filled with, pumpkins, gourds, whimsical candles Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Florali
We recently did party flowers to celebrate the anniversary of a lovely couple in their family home in Walnut Creek. For those who live nearby, the whimsical brick architecture of the house may look familiar. We did big bouquets in beautiful polished antique copper containers that they provided and small cocktail table arrangements in tin cans that we resurfaced with copper sheeting. The red and copper were a match to be repeated! front door entrance view from the house Some of the larger arrangements and a few of the smaller bouquets a guiding spirit observes from above a doorway the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at Florali
Happy to share these photos from a couple of weeks ago at Soda Rock Winery. Enjoy Events Co invited us to do the flowers for a rehearsal dinner -- the opening act of a three day wedding extravaganza in Healdsburg. The floral theme for this night, as you'll see, is ombre, shading from red to peach and yellow, all contained in pretty silver bowls. Peonies, garden roses and poppies galore. All the photos are by Darwin. And oh, the great bentwood chairs are from YEAH rentals. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Florali
A couple of weeks ago, we gathered up boxes of citrus fruit, bunches of bay branches, and bucket of white flowers -- peonies, garden roses and sweet peas. We were even able to find some unexpected and late season philadelphus, which many mistook for citrus blossoms. All contained in silver vessels we placed these little jewels down three long tables at the Berkeley City Club, famous for its architect, Julia Morgan. Here are a few glimpses taken by Darwin... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Florali
There are a few days that make it into my top ten garden moments -- touring David Austin's breeding greenhouses in Northern England, seeing the white garden at Sissinghurst for the first time, sitting in Graham Thomas' parlour in Surrey while listening to him reminisce about heirloom roses. And then there was this day... I was reminded of this truly fantastic place when I recently read that photographer Jose Villa is planning a workshop there for the fall. It was the summer of 2000 and we were vacationing in Tuscany. A few years previously I clipped an article from Garden... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Florali
a beautiful spring day for plant shopping (for our cutting garden) and playing with low aperture... h a p p y s p r i n g ! Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Florali
It's always been a goal to update the image on the home page of our webisite as the seasons change. It occured to me recenly that all the photos from the past don't have a permanent place to live, except in the vast depths of my hard drive. So here they are...a mini log of changing flowers from season to season over the last year. early spring late spring early summer summer summer fall winter You'll notice that all these images have the same background. As soon as I get a chance I'll show where I take the photos. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at Florali
sooooooo pretty!
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2012 on Christmas Tree 2012 at Rose Notes
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gorgeous, as always
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2012 on Christmas Bouquet at Rose Notes
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So pretty
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2012 on Red Roses for Christmas at Rose Notes
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a look back at a few fall notes over the last month... You've gotta learn to laugh - it's the way to true love. ~ "Michael" (John Travolta) from the movie with the same name Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Florali
The flowers come and go Filled with light and color, Reminders that some things can be counted on to bud and bloom, linger awhile and then die. The meaning of their life is known by the hands that held them, the bowl that contained them, the eyes that saw them, the hearts that loved them, the air that filled them with their fragrance And the breath-taking change they made in the Universe Wherever they were. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at Florali
Last week we had the super pleasure of arranging flowers for an event in Carmel...actually two different events--a rehearsal dinner and flowers for a wedding ceremony that took place at the old Carmel Mission. A big theme of the wedding was olive trees, so lots of big branches were needed. The mother of the groom, our dear customer, just happens to have a ranch nearby where they are getting ready to build a new home, and she planted thirty, 125 year-old olive trees. Darwin met her at the ranch early Tuesday morning and helped Juan, the gardener, prune branches from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Florali