I’m so in love with this color – year round really – but especially in the spring when there are so many pretty pale colors coming into bloom.
I snapped this shot of pretty blush pink sweet peas at the flower market this morning. These are some of our favorite flowers – mostly available in winter through spring, but occasionally in the fall too.

Sweet Peas at the Flower Market

Sweet Peas at the Flower Market

Here is a close up of a bouquet we did back in November featuring pinks in a similar hue range:

Bouquet with pale pinks and burgundy-brown

Bouquet with pale pinks and burgundy-brown

Apryl and I both loved the incorporation of pear tree leaves, which are a beautiful burgundy-brown color, along with fiddleheads.
The pale pink cymbidiums were hand-wired into the bouquet for an exotic touch. We really like working with cymbidiums, they are available almost all year-round and come in the most beautiful colors  – from this pale pink, to chartreuse, pale ivories, and even a chocolate-y brown. They can really be a statement flower because of their size and sculptural nature.

Quince from outside the studio. Photo by Channing Johnson.

Quince from outside the studio. Photo by Channing Johnson.

I’ll post more photos (once I download them off my camera!) of flowering quince as seen above from outside one of our studio windows. This is such a beautiful thing this time of year – big long branches with tiny pale pink flowers sprinkled all over. A lot of people think they are cherry blossoms and they do look very similar, but it is actually another beautiful fruit tree that creates these sweet early spring blooms.

Think spring everyone!

Petalena

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