New Ceremony Images

October 23, 2017

We recently added something new for our Bloom users! Now that the ceremony images have been available for a few months, I thought it would be fun to showcase all that you can do with them! First up, how to find them! With all of …Read More

Thistle make your day!

October 12, 2017

Loaded with sharp prickles, it may be difficult to decide if growing thistle is something you want to take on, but choosing to use it in a floral arrangement is another story. An easy decision, thistle can add a fun unique edge to a centerpiece …Read More

Try out some Amaranthus this Fall!

October 06, 2017

Fall is officially here! These fun hanging amaranthus plants are popular for fall use and are starting to become available as October begins.   Name: Amaranthus Colors Available: White, green and red. Right now we have red and green available on Bloom, but I absolutely …Read More

It’s All About the Dahlias!

September 25, 2017

As their growing seasoning is coming to an end, I wanted to talk some about beautiful Dahlias! This gorgeous bloom comes in so many colors and so many sizes that it is easy to see why it is so popular. Name: Dahlia Colors Available: Dahlias come …Read More

Before and After

September 12, 2017

A major benefit of using Design by the Blossom to create arrangements is being able to have an instant visual! Not everyone is a designer/creator at heart and can visualize how something will look. I, for one, am definitely not one of these people (hence …Read More

Our First Styled Shoot

August 28, 2017

For a while now, Julie and I have been working to expand our horizons in the wedding market in order to share our design tools with everyone! So, we are really excited to share that we participated in our first styled shoot! Just in case you …Read More


August 11, 2017

Are succulents for you? Want to try your hand at designing with succulents? Julie designed this great bouquet with our new images that we recently added! Succulents have become a growing trend not only in weddings, but in gardens, indoor plants and just about anywhere else! …Read More

Flower Fact Fun – The Sunflower

July 27, 2017

It’s been a hot summer so far this year but this week has been much cooler! Definitely a nice break from the 95 degree weather. With the heat we’ve been having, it can only mean one thing…the time of year when sunflowers make their appearance …Read More

Design by the Blossom’s visit to Pennock

July 14, 2017

Our first wholesaler visit to Pennock Floral! As you may or may not know, Julie and I have been working hard to update our flower inventory in Bloom (our subscription based design area).  Earlier this spring, we visited Plant Masters. A local (to us!) grower …Read More

Fourth of July – Red, White and Blue Wedding

July 04, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!! What’s your opinion on holiday weddings? Some people like them, it’s an invite to a party no matter what the date.  Other people may not like them, especially if they have traditions that they would like to continue each year. Regardless …Read More

Flower Fact Fun- Scabiosa

July 03, 2017

Scabiosa or Pincushion Flower… What do you call this fun bloom? If you’re looking for a fun and stunning flower to add to your arrangement, look no further.  Scabiosa aka pincushion flowers are a great way to add a unique flair to any event.   …Read More

Create a Unique Boutonniere!

June 24, 2017

Can you spell Boutonniere? I’ve typed this word multiple times and still struggle to get the spelling correct… I can’t even imagine how many ways it’s been misspelled.  Sometimes my spellcheck can’t even guess the word I’m so far off! A little background on boutonnieres… …Read More

Flower Fact Fun – Craspedia

June 22, 2017

Craspedia! This week we are looking into something I consider to be a little different.  Different can be fun and exciting, so if you’re looking for a pop of color to make one or all of your arrangements stand out, then this is your flower! …Read More

Flower Fact Fun – Anemone

June 15, 2017

There are so many options when it comes to wedding flowers!  When so many possibilities exist, it can be difficult to decide what flowers will work best.  Keep in mind what is available at the time of your wedding and also your wedding style.  The …Read More

Flower Fact Fun – Cornflower

June 08, 2017

Name: Cornflower aka Bachelor Buttons Colors Available: Obviously cornflowers are available in their traditional blue color.  There are also some pink cornflowers available through Fifty Flowers! Best For: Based on their name, I think it’s safe to say they can be used for boutonnieres! Along …Read More

Plant Masters

June 01, 2017

On Tuesday, Julie and I had the pleasure of visiting Plant Masters in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  The owners, Carol and Leon, are absolutely wonderful and have the most beautiful flower gardens! A little background first… Julie had heard about the American Grown flower movement and we …Read More

Game of Thrones Wedding

May 26, 2017

Something that is becoming increasingly popular are themed weddings.  Have you been to any?  I recently attended a “Lord of the Rings” wedding and it was something really interesting.  Personally, I know nothing about Lord of the Rings, but it was neat to see the …Read More

Flower Fact Fun -Wax Flower

May 24, 2017

  Name: Wax Flower aka Chamelaucium Colors Available: White, pink, red, purple, orange, yellow Best For: Wax Flowers are a great filler flower and works well in almost any arrangement! Wax Flowers do shed and usually some blooms will fall off during shipping. Keep this …Read More

Flower Fact Fun – Hellebore

May 16, 2017

For today’s flower fact, let’s learn a little about Hellebore!  It pairs well with so much, but there’s something secretive about Hellebore…. anyone know what it is?!     Name: Hellebore     Colors Available: Green, various shades of purple, white and light pink   …Read More

Friday Favorites – Wide Spread Bouquet Love

May 12, 2017

  Sometimes bigger is better…but what about wider? A new popular wedding trend – horizontal bouquets! They provide such a fun shape and allow for a variety of styles and personality to shine through. They’re often more relaxed, as if the flowers were just cut …Read More