Battle of the Blooms™: Halloween Edition

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Halloween is almost here!  With tricks and treats, hayrides and haunted houses, candy and costumes, what’s not to love!?  To celebrate the spookiest of all holidays, we asked our designers to each create an arrangement that embodies the Spirit of Halloween, and we are giving you the chance to WIN one of the arrangements!

All you have to do to win one of these ‘Boo-tiful’ blooming arrangements is vote for your favorite on our Facebook page! To cast your vote, simply LIKE our Facebook page and then LIKE the picture of your favorite arrangement. For a bonus entry, tell us why you like the arrangement you voted for in the comments!

Read on to see what our talented designers created, as well as their inspiration for each design.  You can click on any picture below and you’ll be redirected to the picture on Facebook where you can place your vote!

‘Creature of the Night’ Design by Christine: “This arrangement comes alive for this spooky holiday with feathers, birds and even a skeleton hand from the grave. It’s scary fun!”

‘Black is the New Orange’ Design by Chris:  “I wanted to create a simple and soft arrangement, but with a Halloween edge. The white hydrangea and butterscotch mums provide the soft base and the black pumpkins provide the edge! The finishing touch is the antique-looking beads mimicking a spider web.”

‘Happy Halloweb’ Design by Moe:  “Halloween with a tropical twist! I loved the punch of the colorful orchids and dahlias against the black spider web.  Who says Halloween has to be scary?!”

‘A Spider’s Gathering’ Design by Martha: “This little spider has gathered all of his favorite things of the season! 🙂

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‘Succulents and Spiders’ Design by Penny:  As the manager of our garden center, I wanted to create an arrangement using materials right out of our greenhouse, and who doesn’t love succulents?  What’s great about this arrangement is that it can be maintained!  You simply need to mist the moss and succulents daily.  When the pumpkin starts to deteriorate, you can cut off the top of the pumpkin and plant the succulents in a pot!

The winner will be chosen by random draw from all participants who voted for the most liked arrangement. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 28th on Facebook. Only one (1) vote per person is permitted.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL… AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Bouquet Breakdown: Breezy End-of-Summer Beach Wedding

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today marks our second installment of Bouquet Breakdown. Have you had a chance to check out last month’s romantic, rustic bouquet?

Today’s bouquet was beautifully crafted for one of our own! Matlack Florist staff member, Nancy, celebrated the wedding of her son and his bride on the last weekend of September! This elegant hand-tied bouquet was designed with a bit of texture, and dimension with a slight cascade. The bride and groom were married at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor for an end-of-summer beach wedding, so the soft colors and light textures complemented the theme perfectly. We’re sure the cascading greenery moved beautifully with the ocean breeze at the ceremony.

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The flowers used in this bouquet are:  White ‘Playa Blanca’ roses, light pink ‘Sophie’ roses, white ranunculus, white astilbe, white stock, white mini calla lilies, snow on the mountain, and a mix of cascading greenery that includes plumosa, italian ruscus, seeded eucalyptus and trailing ivy.

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Be sure to check in regularly to catch the next Bouquet Breakdown! We’ll be choosing one bridal bouquet each month to breakdown for you.