(Gardeners & Florists-See the end- I need your help! )

As I put away the Christmas decorations and have experienced enough days of gray, I chose to bring spring into my foyer with this arrangement.  There’s the Tiffany lamp, the embroidered pillow, glass butterfly, and floral arrangement all signaling spring.

Design…it is everywhere.  I have included a variety of materials, textures, colors, in various scale and proportion and have created a rhythm that keeps the eye moving throughout the space.

Take just one element, this floral arrangement from the local Giant.  There is variety, in color and texture.  There are the soft petals of the pink roses that stimulate your olfactory senses as you walk briskly past.

The peach colored carnations tipped with pink to highlight the details of their petals.

Pink peonies, yellow lilies, and then the dark pink gerbera daisy, as I learned on proflowers.com , are the fifth most popular flower in the world. Gerbera daisies can mean innocence, purity, and cheerfulness. These large daisy variations come in a number of vibrant colors, and sending them is the perfect way to brighten someone’s day.

When you want to send the gift of cheer, Gerbera daisies are your sure choice. Distinguished by large flowering heads that closely resemble those of sunflowers, Gerbera daisies come in a vibrant rainbow of colors. Bright pink, snow white, sunny yellow, and ruby red are just a few of the gorgeous colors that these happy flowers boast.

According to Teleflora, different flowers symbolize various sentiments and mythologies derived from the flowers’ names and characteristics. Flowers actually have a language of their own, called floriography, through which all flowers convey their own meanings or messages.

Teleflora describes the symbolism of a few of the most well-known flowers. Red roses symbolize passion, love and romance, and are linked with the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Lilies symbolize chastity, virtue, devotion and innocence; they are often associated with funerals to symbolize a soul’s newfound innocence after death. Carnations symbolize love and luck. Each of these flowers holds rich meanings that date back to their earliest mythologies.

Calling all Gardeners and Florists, please help me identify the chartreuse colored flowers, and the plum with hints of silver spikes.  Share your knowledge and arrangements including them.

Interior Design to make the everyday extraordinary