Spring is in the air and we love everything about Spring flowers – the bright colours, the sweet scents, the glorious variety to choose from and that you can grow most of them yourself in your garden from bulbs with little effort! Ranunculus originally comes all the way from Central Asia. It travelled through many exotic places before arriving in Europe, where it was given … Continue reading Flowers of the Month – Spring!
February is the month when we make a special effort to celebrate Love – and red roses have become synonymous with romance but what about expressing love to your friends and family? We love using the Language of Flowers in our work at The Flower Studio, and the Alstroemeria is used to symbolise enduring friendship. It’s therefore, the perfect gift to confirm a beautiful friendship. … Continue reading Flower of the Month – February – Alstroemeria
A new year, a new beginning. The tulip is ideal for welcoming in the new year with its brilliant colours and varied appearance. The ever-cheerful tulip comes in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or with multicoloured petals. The tulip’s shapes are also a feast for the eye. You can get them with a single or double row of petals, whilst there are also … Continue reading Flower of the Month – January – The Tulip
As tradition stands, January 5th or the eve of the Epiphany is considered the end of Christmas celebrations, and the day when the Christmas tree and decorations are removed from your house and packed away safely until next year. I always find this a very therapeutic process as it is usually the first proper ‘house clean’ of the year, especially if you have had a … Continue reading Christmas Tree Out – Houseplant In!
The last few days have been a whirlwind of frantically getting myself organised to travel to Holland to film for the Fusion Flowers Fabulous Freesia Competition. As the winner, my prize was to fly to Amsterdam to film a video tutorial showing how I made my winning design (below). To say I was slightly nervous would be a massive understatement! It was an early start … Continue reading Flying, Filming, and Freesia
Our roses are on their way from the Dutch auctions to our pretty little shop at Tynwald Mills and they are already selling fast! So if you are planning on treating your loved one to a beautiful bouquet this Valentine’s Day, whether it is traditional red roses, something pretty and vintage or a simple bunch of tulips, head on over to our website and get … Continue reading Order now for Valentine’s Day!
This tutorial was first featured on our blog way back in 2012 and is still one of my favourites – a fairly simple design and a great way to brighten up any old candles that you have lying around. You will need: a candle some cinnamon sticks decorative wire ribbon hot glue Start by wrapping the decorative wire around the bottom half of the candle, … Continue reading Cinnamon Candle Tutorial