Showing posts from February, 2011

Valentine's Re-Cap

Tuesday, February 15.... and we are all in a Valencoma. Valentine's Day for all of us here at Lisa Foster Floral Design went so well! We had media coverage from Channel 6, Channel 8 and WNOX 100.3 throughout the day.  The Drive-Thru Tent was a success again this year. We sold out of flowers around lunchtime but thankfully had the wholesale house deliver a fresh batch for the afternoon and evening. Roses were definitely our number one seller but there were a lot of guys wanting to give "something different" to their sweethearts.  Over all we enjoyed the day and everyone who stopped in got exactly what they wanted! Knoxville sweeties were spoiled yesterday and we hope that they loved the flowers!  Below are a few photos of our tent and the video coverage from Channel 6 that features our tent along with a few other florist here in Knoxville.  

From all of us here at Lisa Foster Floral Design we hope you and your sweetie had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Remember, that love…

Dogwood Arts Festival - Tablescape Blue Ribbon


We are so excited to announce that we have won the Dogwood Arts Festival Best Fresh Flower Tablescape for 2011! It was a team effort and we all had a great time coming up with ideas on how to interpret our painting of choice "Spring Cascades". That painting really stuck out as an easy way to incorporate fresh flowers in a design.  We loved the moss covered rocks and the idea of using genestra as the water in the waterfall.  Luckily, we had some birch candles laying around for us to use to wrap containers and vases which really helped give a wooden look.  Genentra and Larkspur really helped tie in the light pops of color we needed in our tall up-n-out arrangement.

Below are a few photos of our table!

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February Flower of the Month - The Red Rose

So maybe it is "cliche" to have the red rose as our February Flower of the Month but before you disregard this post hear us out. I thought it would be interesting to learn a little history about why the red rose is important in history. The rose is a perennial plant with over 100 species. Flowers are large and showy, in a variety of colors. 
Genus - Rosa Family - Rosaceae Kingdom - Plantae Order - Rosales Lets just say the red rose has been symbolic for a very, very long time in various countries around the world. There was even a series of civil wars called Wars of the Roses dealing with two branches of noble power who wanted the English throne for themselves, the houses of Lancashire and York. The house of Lancashire represented by the red rose and the house of York represented by the white rose.  

These wars were fought off and on throughout the years of 1455 and 1485, with the final "battle" being won by Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond and the house of Lancashire (not …