Happy first day of Spring, everyone! To those that still find themselves buried under mounds of snow, may this be a small ray of hope to encourage you that things are about to change. Poppies are strange and wonderful plants, rather finicky, but oh-so delicate and stunning. They have the essence of wildflowers, but don't be fooled, they are a high-end bloom, and around Silicon Valley, they are not simply growing in a field to be picked at whim. However, if treated gingerly, they put on a joyful show that is worth the investment.
For this Atherton event, our client wanted to feel as though they stumbled upon a cheery patch of flowers in a meadow, with rustic bark, and wild grasses. We had to be sure the flowers coordinated with the stunning artwork that hangs where guest will be dining. Well, you know we love a good theme at Royal Bloom! So we arranged a collection of poppies with maiden hair fern, sword fern, pieris japonica, explosion grass, hypericum berry, wheatgrass, poppy pods, and oregano, and then wrapped the base of the arrangement in cork bark. It was just the ticket! Looked as though this arrangement grew naturally in the shade of a great tree on the edge of a meadow in the Springtime.