Friday, April 27, 2007

婚禮花球 ﹣Q&A (1)

Q:傳統的拖尾花球好?還是現代的手束花比教好?
拖尾或稱瀑布式的花球,是經典的選擇,最好是傳統的教堂,長拖尾婚紗的配答。傳統的拖尾是以鐵線技巧綁扎,十分考功夫,現在只要有花泥手柄代替,花藝師可以很上手把花材安放。花球要有不同的層次透氣的感覺,否則會活像盾牌一樣,好重和好硬的感覺。花球的拖尾不是愈長愈誇張愈好,要配合新娘子的高度,不要把新娘子蓋過呀!那樣正好說出如果你是嬌小玲瓏的話,就不要選太巨型的花球,手束花會比較適合。花藝師要有手束花的綁扎手藝,使可以十分堅固的放在枱上。不用上手的時候亦可以在花瓶內,立即成為你的枱花!而且用的花材亦會比花球泥多一倍,花材基本上是不受限制的,千變萬化!

Q:絲花花球比鮮花球,那樣比較好?
絲花球價錢十分廉宜,但又不及真正的鮮花富色彩感。不妨多花心思揀選你最喜好的鮮花,問問花藝師的配搭,鮮花球能使你留個美好回憶。

Q:姊妹們需要甚麼花?
A:姊妹們可以考慮一個和新娘子一樣,但比較細小的花球,多是手束花,襯托姊妹們的禮服。 亦可以有手花縛手腕上,襟花在衣服或披肩上等。 男仕比較簡單的襟花就可以。主人家的父母親可以用較大的襟花,例如兩株玫瑰,特顯地位。

Q:我的禮堂佈置的主題是粉紅色, 甚麼花的顏色最特出我的花球?
A:你可以考慮有比背景深一倍的顏色,例如鮮紅色,來突出主題。如果不想太多紅色,亦可以考慮其它比實色(Saturated)的顏色, 比如鮮黃或鮮橙。粉紫色的色系和粉紅色系跟背景十分相似,那樣就好像攝不入鏡頭一樣。現代的花的用色千變萬化,不愁找不到你想要的顏色表(color scheme)。相反,場地為實色以粉色相襯會更柔和。如果是在室外,可以多用一些的青綠的花材,例如小繡球,增加natural的效果。

Q:怎樣處理我收到的花球?
A:如果是手束花球,可以坐回水中養一整晚。如果是花泥球,可以用一個玻璃杯把手柄放好,亦是一樣把水注到浸到花泥,好讓花泥不會乾涸。玫瑰或繡球花可以用小小的濆水壼濆上花瓣上,不用的時候可以放回水中吸水,那麼花球就可以保持一天不會變殘。

∼預告:顏色,形狀,花

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mother's Day Flowers



美國的母親節起源於1908。安娜賈維思女士為記念去世的母親,提倡每年五月的第二個星期日為記念母親的活動。她選用了白色的康乃馨表達母愛的特徵。以白色代表純潔,康乃馨持續不易枯朽的個性,以及花的清香和美好,表達對母親的懷念之情。

母親節的意義是要提倡我們要不忘母親付出的愛,珍惜眼前人。

然而,母親的愛是每一天都在付出的。

一年只有一次的母親節,不妨借機會向母親表達尊敬和關心。現在都流行送上粉紅色的花或康乃馨,表示我們對母愛的偉大詺記於心。


Anna Jarvis founded Mother's Day in 1908 and encouraged people to send white carnations.

In a telegram to the congregation, Miss Jarvis stated that:

"The white carnation is preferred because it may be thought to typify some of the virtues of motherhood; ... whiteness stands for purity; its lasting qualities, faithfulness; its fragrance, love; its wide field of growth, charity; its form, beauty..."

Miss Jarvis sent a telegram, read by Mr. L. L. Loar, which defined the purpose of the day:

"...To revive the dormant filial love and gratitude we owe to those who gave us birth. To be a home tie for the absent. To obliterate family estrangement. To create a bond of brotherhood through the wearing of a floral badge. To make us better children by getting us closer to the hearts of our good mothers. To brighten the lives of good mothers. To have them know we appreciate them, though we do not show it as often as we ought..."

Mothers Day is to remind us of our duty before it is too late.

This day is intended that we may make new resolutions for a more active thought to our dear mothers. By words, gifts, acts of affection, and in every way possible, give her pleasure, and make her heart glad every day, and constantly keep in memory Mothers Day; when you made this resolution, lest you forget and neglect your dear mother, if absent from home write her often, tell her of a few of her noble good qualities and how you love her.

"A mother's love is new every day."

God bless our faithful good mothers.

In tradition a pink carnation is to honor a living mother and a white carnation is memory of a mother who passed away. Nowadays, sons and daughter to honor their mothers by sending her favorite flowers, whatever it might be.

Americans actually buy more flowers on Mother's Day than they do on Valentine's Day, because they tend to chooses mixed bouquets and buy flowers for more than just one person. In fact, only half of Mothers day gifts go to mothers. The rest go to wives, friends, or other family members.

Monday, April 23, 2007

牡丹的季節

四月份是牡丹的季節,在花墟很容易購買到,價錢很便宜。不妨一試把盛開的牡丹花束起,放入小玻璃器皿,倒如香料樽。
簡單的花束很適合放在辦公室,亦十分清香,為你辛勞的一天打打氣。

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Making of Secret Garden




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Friday, April 13, 2007

Sunshine with Teddy bear



Flower basket

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Flowers design



花藝設計

24枝白色的玫瑰花
紫白色的康乃響
白色的美女櫻

簡單的法式花束!


Flower design

24 White roses
Purple-white Carnations
Sweet Williams
Monstera leaves
Aspidistra leaves

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter !



The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is not a modern invention. The symbol originated with the pagan festival of Eastre. The goddess, Eastre, was worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earthly symbol, the rabbit.

The Germans brought the symbol of the Easter rabbit to America. It was widely ignored by other Christians until shortly after the Civil War. In fact, Easter itself was not widely celebrated in America until after that time.