Thursday, March 11, 2010

Research in the Flower Market

I liked the bustling flower market where Ashton Kutcher worked in the recent movie Valentine's Day, but New York has a pretty cool neighborhood too.  I visited in Feb when I made my Valentine's arrangement, but yesterday I took a more extended trip to research decor for an April launch event.

I've been really into flowering branches lately: the pic above is quince and below is plum.
There was also cherry:
and dogwood:
and hm, I forget what this one is, but I really like it, maybe white cherry?
I'll probably get some of this curly willow:
maybe some white birch:
I also need a few trees and looking for them in the little shops was like being in a forest:

This is a "chicken gizzard" aralia, funny name, cool tree:
and there was a nice magnolia:
A few potted plants may work too:
some azalea:
maybe a ficus or two:
and I'm so impressed that we can grow citrus in this area, even though it's not quite right for this event:
Then I had to get some flowers for an event that evening.  I LOVE parrot tulips:
and hydrangea and peonies:
these anemones caught my eye too:
and who doesn't like roses?

I got a lot of pretty ideas for April, but I only needed a few blooms for that evening so I brought back white cymbidium orchids, pink peonies, blue hydrangea and purple phalaenopsis.
and I really heart the quince blossoms, so one last pic:

19 comments:

Koru Kate said...

Looks like Spring! What a tough day at work :-)

Jen Kim said...

thanks, Koru Kate! yes, it was a pretty fun work day, i'm definitely getting more into flowers lately.

jozen said...

have you watched valentine's day? it wasn't as good as i thought it would be.

love all the flowers!! wish i could experience that for myself there in new york!

Jen Kim said...

hi jozen, yea....i actually did like valentine's day and koru kate above did too, but those ensemble movies can be kinda tricky. i wish you could come to the flower market here too, it's very inspiring :-)

ricebabies said...

Cherry Blossoms are so pretty. My favorite mix is fressia and garden roses. The smelllsssssss hmMMMM.

Jen Kim said...

hi there ricebabies, what an awesome mix, i love that idea! freesia is truly amazing: so pretty and i had a bunch last week that lasted more than the whole work week :-)

PinkBow said...

what an amazing selection of flowers, i love to have fresh flowers in my flat.

Jen Kim said...

thanks, PinkBow! i'm so excited about spring coming soon :-)

MadsaboutU said...

Hi Jen, thanks for dropping by my blog :)

These flowers are beautiful! I so envy your job if you get to see these all day. I actually made all my flower arrangements for my wedding, including my bouquet and that of my bridesmaids. I loved doing it!:) I wish I had these array of choices though...your blog is adorable!

Jen Kim said...

hi there, MadsaboutU, thanks for dropping by! i am SO impressed that u made all your flower arrangements, i'd love to hear about which flowers you used :-)

Sandy said...

Flowers remind me of Spring, warm weather, walks in the park.. and they just make me SMILE! I love the anemones, LOVE THEM!

Georgianna said...

What an amazing tour! I would LOVE to have a flower market like that here, but I don't think we do. But I sure enjoyed yours! – g

Jen Kim said...

hi Sandy! thanks for visiting, flowers do sure make me happy too. the anemones are kind of new to me, i'll have to use them soon.

thanks, Georgianna! i'm flattered that you enjoyed my post because your work is SO gorgeous! thanks so much for stopping by :-) and if you do find a flower market in seattle i'd love to hear about it.

Savvy Gal said...

It must be amazing to be there. : )

Jen Kim said...

hi Savvy Gal, thanks for checking out my blog. i wish everyone had a flower market in their town!

milk tea + polka dots said...

It's like flower heaven! Researching for your work looks like so much fun!

Jen Kim said...

thanks, milk tea + polka dots! i'm definitely in spring already mentally :-)

anjelikuh said...

i was directed here from Justin's justcooknyc and i love what you did on the soap AND these st. patty's crafts! Glad i found your blog :D

Jen Kim said...

hi anjelikuh, thanks so much for following! i'm glad u stopped by :-)

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