Laurie’s Product Highlights
Twice a year Laurie Nesbitt, Florists Supply President and COO, and Colleen Hemmingway, Director of Product Development and Education, browse through thousands of options to hand select new floral Supply products for the upcoming season. We asked them which new pieces in our Spring and Everyday 2021 Catalogue really caught their eye and why.
First up are Laurie’s 2021 floral design supply products highlights:
With the opening of nearly 5” (4 7/8”DIA) this ceramic vase is large enough to support two dozen roses. At under $10, the vase is an affordable keepsake that recipients, likes Moms for Mother’s Day. will not be in a hurry to put away in their cupboard. Available in light blue, pink, and the classic white.
Classic black and white plant pots with ash wood legs that suits almost any colour palette it lives in. Each set comes in four different contemporary print patterns and fits a 2” nursery pot.
We are excited to offer you watertight metal planters in 12” to 14 3/8” diameters. This lightweight set showcases a floral embossed pattern, includes liners, and is the perfect neutral colour. We also can’t say no to a planter on mid-century modern inspired atomic legs.
This set of three fibreclay dimple pots are the perfect minimalist touch. Diameters of the pots are 9 ¼” to 14 ¾”, and they come with a removable plug and drain hole for indoor or outdoor use. Choose from white or black with oak atomic wood legs.
We could all use a little more color in our lives right now, and these handwoven grass baskets in pink and red do just the trick. These are available in sets of three in diameters of 3 ¼” – 4 ¾”, 5 ½” – 7 ¾”. Pink is also available in 9 ½” to 13”. And yes, liners are included for all sizes for an easy textile container for a deserving plant.
At 7”H and 4 ¾”DIA this hand blown piece is an ideal shape for on-trend organic floral garden designs. The ribbing adds textural interest, and helps disguise the stems and water so the eye focuses on the blooms.
A machine-made glass shape with an on-trend dimpled texture. At 10”H x 5 ¾”TD, this vase is large enough to hold two dozen roses, and is at an attractive price point for size and everyday use.
Our new Fiesta collection of glass vases come in four popular shapes. The bright colours provide a much-needed boost of brightness and are reminiscent of the places we are all waiting to travel to again.
My kids and I were big fans of the Madagascar movies that included the very funny King Julien character. A new addition to our stable of wild plush animals, this lemur might just help you “Escape” to Madagascar (or at least you can pretend to).
Tulips are not typically the most exciting Permanent Botanical, but these “Darwin” Tulips tell a different story that go beyond the spring season. Available in two-tone pink and purple, these beauties will grab your customers’ attention. Keep together in the simple presentation bundle for resale or take apart to incorporate stems in your permanent designs.
This 20”DIA Powdered Leaves Wreath on a Gold Ring gives you many options. As is, it is a simple tasteful neutral piece for any wall. It can also form the base of any custom wreath that you wish to create by adding other permanent botanicals in the color and textures your customer desires. How many times have we seen a premade permanent wreath and liked all components except one. Have you ever said “why would they put that on the wreath?” For those offering DIY wreath workshops, this is a great piece to serve as your project foundation.
Our new Permanent Botanical designer flower line feature saturated colour hues, providing a more diverse selection of event and home décor flowers. All five colours are available in the Peony, with some co-ordinating with our permanent Cabbage Rose, Ranunculus, and Dahlia. All shades are stunning, but the bisque is especially unique.
The nicest single stem poppy that I’ve ever seen during my travels. Not sure which colour of the four to start with? I recommend the Salmon.
The Bauhinia, or Orchid Tree stem, is something new on the permanent botanical scene for us. With ten large lily-like, but much prettier, blossoms, it is a lot of show for reasonable dough.
Queen Anne’s Lace, specifically Chocolate, is a very popular cut flower for events. This permanent version is difficult to tell apart from the real thing and will be sure to not fail you in critical moments.
This set of three picks shares a simple but important reminder to all of us. The message “You are loved” is a universal heart-warming sentiment not just for Valentine’s Day, but to send to family members and friends any day.
Stay tuned for Colleen’s picks next! Shop these products online or check them out in our Spring and Everyday 2021 Catalogue.