Deconstructed

purple floral centerpiece

They’re calling color of the year Radiant Orchid, which is a purple color that I usually avoid at all cost. Of course there are some exceptions and the flowers from this week were one of them.

purple scabiosa

purple scabiosa

This purple scabiosa resembles more of a watercolor painting than a real life flower. The color variation on each petal was incredible.

ranunculus

Japan is at it again growing the most beautiful varieties of ranunculus. The one shown above looked like delicate paper. purple parrot tulip

purple parrot tulip

I wish parrot tulips were available year round because they last a long time and just get better with age. This deep purple hue is pretty yummy as well!
spireaMore from Japan today is spirea.  Soon enough we’ll be seeing this and it will be local, which makes me very happy. I would use spirea in ever arrangement if I could.

Crispy Kale Salad

Kale Chip Recipe

A crispy kale salad is an incredibly easy, delicious and healthy meal to make for yourself. Michael Steifman of Michael Stuart NY shows us how to prepare the kale and is giving us tips on what to pair with your kale.

Kale Chip Recipe

Michael chose Russian kale, but you could use any leafy type of kale for your salad. To begin he cut it into thin strips and placed it in a big bowl. Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper over the kale and mix it together so each leaf is coated.

Kale Chip RecipeHe then placed the kale on a baking pan lined with parchment paper, making sure to spread the kale out and never having too much of it overlapping. Bake on 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the kale is dried and crispy. Once it cools down squeeze fresh lemon juice on it and add shaved watermelon radish for a simply delicious salad.

 

We’re hiring!

floral design & production jobs nyc

We’re looking for positive, hard working and motivated floral designers & production managers for our upcoming event season. Must have experience and be willing to work weekends. For more information and to apply please email portfolios and resumes to sierra@poppiesandposies.com. Serious inquiries only please.

In the studio

ranunculus floral arrangement

ranunculus bouquetWe’ve had a busy month in the studio despite all of the wind, snow and freezing temps outdoors.  The product in the market is actually quite spectacular right now.

 

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