Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on Friday!

You may recall that we’ve mentioned before how as florists in NYC, everyone at Starbright is thrilled that Greenery is the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year — and March brings us even more reasons to celebrate with this revitalizing hue.

To keep up with the passing seasons, Starbright has dedicated a section of our website to March flowers, which have been carefully selected for their vibrancy as winter gives way to spring. Of course, Saint Patrick’s Day and Greenery were on our minds when we curated both that and our Emerald Isle collections —  we’re excited to share with you some of that Irish inspiration!

Starbright’s Orchid Tower is awash in Greenery for St. Patrick’s Day.

Saint Patrick’s Day, which has been celebrated since the 1600’s in honor of Christianity making its way to Ireland, has been marked by being a feast day — and it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Irish, here in New York City.

There are endless ways that you can incorporate Greenery into your celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day in Manhattan. From flowers to centerpieces, bow ties to green-tinged milkshakes, we’re delighted to share with you some ways that we’ll be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day at Starbright!

Starbright’s Highlander is a wonderful way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Starbright’s Highlander in NYC is awash in a sea of Greenery, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. By using a palette of dense Greenery in varying floral textures, the creative minds behind Starbright’s Highlander masterpiece added just enough variation to make this composition endlessly alluring.

There is perhaps nothing that evokes the beauty of Ireland more than clover. To honor that whimsical, leafy flower, our brilliant artisanal florists used lush, dense hydrangea to evoke the sense of being surrounded by clover in our beloved Highlander composition. The subtle orchids placed amid the bouquet allows for a surprise of color, that we think enhances just how striking Greenery is as a hue.

But the luck of the Irish has to be celebrated in more than one way in New York City! Starbright’s Blooming Meadows evoke the stunning Irish countryside, awash in flowers and perhaps even some mystical fairies tucked between the leaves. Even hints of Greenery make their way into this delightful bouquet; the delicate roses set off the fuschia-tinged hydrangea, while the crystal vases brings to mind the rushing rivers in Ireland.

Starbright’s Blooming Meadows capture the colors of the Irish landscape.

Of course, there is perhaps nothing as invigorating as luscious Greenery paired with crisp whites. Starbright’s florists decided that pairing sumptuous alabaster roses with spritely pepper grass in a range of Greenery hues would make our Morning Dew a darling composition that revisits the wonder of the Irish countryside. Rustic and elegant, Starbright’s Morning Dew bouquet perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the season.

Morning Dew was inspired by the dramatic beauty of Ireland.

Everyone at Starbright loves how festive Saint Patrick’s Day in NYC is each year. With all of windswept Manhattan preparing for Saint Patrick’s festivities, we hope you are able to blend some decadent Greenery into your celebration with Starbright’s dazzling flowers. As always, if you have an idea you’d like to see created in flowers, everyone at Starbright would love to make your floral dreams into a stunning bouquet, just for you!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Glorious Greens – NYC, have you stopped to smell the myrtle today?

Glorious Greens
From Left : 1.Spiral Eucalyptus 2.African Boxwood 3.Myrtle 4.Italian Ruscus 5.Pittosporum                                           6.Acacia 7.Seeded Eucalyptus 8.Broadleaf Dusty Miller 9.Lace Dusty Miller

Glorious Greens

So, design. When it’s good, it’s usually great – and when it’s bad, it’s usually “ugh, awful, no way!” This is true across the board – fashion, graphic design, food, flowers, you name it. Many people think that the trick to good design is “having a great concept” – those people aren’t wrong, but they’re missing the secret: a good design covers all the details. When it comes to flowers, one of the details we almost never hear customer’s mention is the Green Stuff.  But any floral designer with an attention to detail knows better.  Starbright’s designer’s are fully aware what a difference upscale greens can make in an elegant flower arrangement for NYC floral consumers.

They may not be the star of the show, but these glorious greens can have a huge impact on the “vibe” of an arrangement. They are also a great way to personalize the standard Valentine’s Day fare of “a dozen roses”. Whether your looking to send something light and airy or lush and full – the greenery is a great place to make it your own.

Some of Starbright Floral Design’s favorite greens :

1. Spiral Eucalyptus : These “dusty” green shoots are ideal for filling in lofty arrangements and adding height. One of Starbright Floral Design’s favorite uses of seeded eucalyptus is with long-stem roses. This classic combination creates an airy elegance perfect for the minimalist in your life.

2. African Boxwood : Notable for it’s fine-toothed leaves and reddish tint, this green is a great compliment to all sorts of arrangements. The little, but lush clusters of leaves will fill in a lot of space and add a slightly “fresh-from-the-garden” feel to your arrangement. Boxwood has a long-vase life and will dry-out nicely as well.

3. Myrtle : This is another fantastic green to accompany your long-stem roses for Valentine’s Day. The bright jewel-green leaves and wood-like stems also have a sharp, clean smell and will stand up nicely in taller arrangements. In ancient Greco-Roman times, Myrtle was considered sacred to Venus, the goddess of love, and used to decorate wreaths and make garlands.

4. Italian Ruscus : Ruscus is an interesting addition to any arrangement. The large leaf-like cladodes are a brilliant green that matches the green stem; the tonal color makes these waxy greens look almost too perfect to be real.

5. Pittosporum : These are one of the more common greens that appear in short and mid-height arrangements. The plain leaves are bright green while the variegated variety is a softer shade of green with ivory details around the edges. But our favorite part about working with this green at Starbright Floral Design is the sweetly scented leaves.

6. Acacia : This unique green isn’t as common around the shop as some of the others, but it’s always worth asking. Acacia has a unique appearance that makes it great for tall arrangements. The thin branches are entirely covered in sharp triangular leaves, while pre-flowering yellow pods sprout wildly on the top third. In the language of flowers, the acacia signifies secret love. Check it how Starbright Floral Design used acacia in this arrangement to add height and texture :

Acacia
Acacia makes a fantastic backdrop for delicate flowers while adding height

7. Seeded Eucalyptus : This eucalyptus variety has a softer appearance than the spiral eucalyptus. The leaves of this variety are slightly larger and droop romantically around cluster of lighter, and brighter seeds. If you’re looking for something softer that could potentially be described as “dreamy” – this is the eucalyptus for you.

8. Broadleaf Dusty Miller : These leaves are prized for their uniquely sliver appearance and soft felt-like texture. Another “romantic” green, broadleaf dusty miller looks great in low arrangements where it’s short stems can get to water.

9. Lace Dusty Miller : Another variety of dusty miller, known as silver ragwort, which is perfect for adding extra romance to an arrangement. The leaves of this variety also have a soft felt-like feel and silvery color.

Dusty Miller
Dusty Miller adds a complimentary “softness” to any arrangement

 

Next time you call the shop and order some flowers, feel free to give us some hints about the whole arrangement. We want you to be 100% happy with your flower purchase – the best way for us to do that is to give you exactly what you want!

 

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