Friday, July 09, 2010

Pom poms!!!

The pom pom dahlia is probably one of the happiest flowers around. It just screams summer and bright, shiny times.
This variety tends to be a little smaller than the others, but that doesn't take away from the wallop they deliver- they kind of look like they fell off a gorgeous Mexican paper flower garland.
Remember, dahlia season only lasts as long as summer, so don't delay!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Black Dahlias

My personal favorite is the "black" dahlia. I'm a sucker for noir and anything vintage L.A. and these play right into it.

The Black Dahlia murder mystery was one of the most gruesome and fascinating unsolved crimes of the last century and intrigues people to this day. Countless books have speculated and theorized on the culprit and even big Hollywood has cashed in.

But back to the flowers! Black dahlias are certainly one of the most unusual flowers out there. Velvety rich petals in shades of black plum and burgundy chocolate are unbelievably sexy and eye-catching. They can go goth, traditional, glam or summery, making them very versatile.

Order today while they're still in season!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dinner Plate Dahlias

As promised, we're back this week with a look at what some may call the "grande dame" of dahlias, the dinner plate dahlia!

Although it's a relatively recent variety, it's size commands attention and respect.Blooms can range from 8 to 14 inches in diameter.

Behold (placing children next to them seems to be a favorite way to show off size):

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dahlias are here!

It's that time of year again! If summer had a quintessential flower, I'd say it was the Dahlia .

Bursting with sunshine and vibrance, they come in a startling variety of colors to accomodate everyone's tastes. They also range in shape and size from bouncy pom pom to gargantuan dinner plate.My favorite way to send them lets their natural beauty shine through and be the focus- a blast of multicolored dahlias accented with fresh-scented geranium leaves.

Through the rest of the Summer we'll spotlight some of our favorite varietes right here. Order today while they are in their prime!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer is simply beautiful at The Woods!

Here's what's new for summer at The Woods... long-lasting Phaelonopsis orchids, simply arranged in a glass window vase. Also available in white, and accented with delicate maidenhair ferns.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mother's Day Preview!

A quick preview of what's in store for Mother's Day at The Woods...all the most beautiful spring flowers. Lilac, peonies, viburnum, oh my!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Spring Flower Favorites, part 3

Ok, now it's my turn- as George said, it's like being asked to pick your favorite child. I love flowers so much and each has it's own unique qualities that makes it extra special, so picking one favorite is no mean task!
I decided to go with something we don't get too often and that reminds me of one of my favorite childhood stories, The Secret Garden, because of it's English garden appeal.

And the winner is...Muscari ! Delicate miniature blue bells evoke Lily of the Valley in shades of sky blue. Perfect for a spring tea party with scones, clotted cream and homemade jam. Scrumptious!