Some people celebrate the unseasonably warm start to spring by donning flip flops and taking lunch outside to start working on their tan. Floral designers are a little less enthusiastic, because we know it means the season for spring flowers will be over before it really begins. 80-degree weather in March ushered in summer flowers, so it was just in the knick of time that we held our Spring Bulb workshop here at Royal Bloom. We procured some of the last daffodils, narcissus, and amaryllis of the year, along with tulips, which are available year-round.
A great time was had with the amazing ladies attending this month's Royal Bloom Workshop! We learned about true bulbs and the difference between bulbs and corms, rhizomes, and tubers. Students experienced hands-on how delicate bulb stems can be, and did a great job gingerly working with materials to create their own whimsical arrangements to take home.
I splurged a little on the bulbs because I have a hard time passing up my favorites. They selected from a variety of tulips (parrot, French, double, fringed, standard), a hybrid ivory daffodil with peach center, a bright yellow daffodil, peachy pink hycinth, blue muscari, apricot amaryllis, and fragrant lily of the valley. They chose between two projects: a tall arrangement with a dramatic branch of blooming dogwood as it's structure, or a cheery patch of wheatgrass filled with "planted" bulbs.
About Royal Bloom
Based in Silicon Valley, we specialize in Weddings & Commercial Floral Design throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.