From the Blog
I started back in 1990 as a designer/floor sweeper.
I intended to try it out for 6 months and see how it went.
I guess it all worked out!
My grandparents instilled a love of gardening in me, my parents weren’t into gardening so much.
Although my dad was a graduate of Stockbridge School of Agriculture and intended to work in the forestry industry in some capacity. He was always pointing out specimen trees and such to me …and now I do the same thing!
I have always been creative and trying my hand at one art form or another. I always did better with the 3D sculpting sort of art rather than fine arts like drawing and painting.
Floral design is very much a tactile and interpretive art using color and texture and shape.
A PERFECT relationship as far as I am concerned!!!
I am also responsible for displaying the product in an attractive fashion when it comes in.
I still do floral design and enjoy it a lot ,but 3 or 4 times a year ,when we get busy with new product coming in I am exclusively focusing on display ,etc….
The “onions” out of the fridge and made a nice side dish with them. Only to discover later that they were paper white narcissus bulbs!! Not at all edible!!!Too funny!!!
I also love the story about the time I had surgery and I was at Milton hospital and Richard came up to visit me right as I was still coming out of an anesthetic haze. He was dressed up for some event he was going to afterwards but I didn’t know about. I said to him ” why are you wearing a suit?”‘and he came over to my bedside and said softly….” because Im at your Wake, honey”…
….!!! Yes folks, he does have a humorous side!!!
I’m addicted to magazines , interesting little out of the way shops and boutiques, I love animals and what else?… hmm…did I say napping?!!
My local park , which my property abutts, is an Olmsted designed gem right here in the city.
I’m very lucky to live in a neighborhood where there are lots of interesting and intelligent people who give back to their community. I love that we find ways for young and old to help and to enjoy all the local happenings and volunteer events.
Dark Horse Antiques in lower mills
Any garden center. Cedar Grove, Allandale Farm in Brookline, Russell’s in Wayland, Thayer Nursery in Milton,
I love to go to other retail stores for inspiration, visual and otherwise…anthropologie, Joanne Rossman in Roslindale, Terrain in CT., ABC Carpet and Home in NYC, even places like Dean and Deluca in NYC have been visually inspiring for me……beauty is wherever you find it.
So you’ve just begun the amazing and frightful journey of deciding all of the glamorous details for your special day. We know from being in “the industry” that there are so many things to consider. Quality, quantity, pricing and so much more. We have derived a general pricing structure to guide you with your wedding flower planning. Please note, this is just a guide and shouldn’t replace our COMPLIMENTARY wedding consultations with one of our professional consultants. We will sit down with you and go over more of the finer details of your day and discuss what is in season and available to you at the optimum price range. We are also here to answer any questions you may have. For an appointment call 617.825.8582
BRIDAL PARTY MODEST PRICING AVERAGE PRICING EMBELLISHED PRICING
Bridal Bouquet $90.00 $125.00 $175.00+
Bridesmaid’s Bouquets $50.00 $75.00 $100.00+
Flower Girl $20.00 $40.00 $60.00 embellished is a simple headwreath and basket
Corsages $22.00 $30.00 $45.00
Tussies $30.00 $45.00 $55.00
Boutonniere $12.00 $15.00 $20.00
Toss Bouquet Complimentary $30.00 $50.00 special requests
Pew Bows $10.00 $20.00 $30.00
Archway $200.00 $350.00 $500.00
Chuppah $300.00 $450.00 $550.00
Altar Arrangements $100.00 $150.00 $200.00
Aisle Runner/Petals $35.00 paper $75.00 Linen Rental $100.00 Long Linen
Petals: $25 bag/$50 sprinkling/$100-200 boarders
Cake Flowers $20.00 $35.00 $50.00
Table Centerpieces Low $50.00 $75.00 $100.00+
Table Centerpieces High $85.00 $125.00 $180.00+
Guest Book Table $75.00 $100.00 $150.00+