It’s been quiet on the blog for more than a week now. I have been crazed with one thing after another. But all of my appointments, obligations, meetings, shoots, etc. are finally over for the near future. So I have to ease back into the blog… with a lighter, leafy post. Over the past few days, I was surfing for some entertaining inspiration and ended up on this rather stunning site for a well-known commercial florist in New York and was amazed by the suspended arrangement of mostly tropical leaves in a very modern setting. Check out their other photos, they are utterly stunning. I headed to the wholesale flower market at Dimasalang this morning and loaded up on lots of greens (which I usually don’t buy much of) and after spending about PHP600, was able to make 4 large arrangements as a “test” for trying to recreate the leafy arrangement in the link above… The mixture of greens, leaf sizes, striations and patterns made for a pretty interesting arrangement… now I just need an appropriate event or opportunity to do this on a monumental scale.
I made a second arrangement with leaves and some unusual blooms and this turned out okay as well. It was rather surprising actually… at say PHP150-200 per arrangement, this was incredibly economical as well.
Another view of the same arrangement, and from across the room at night, it looks deceivingly lush and abundant. Amazing what you can do with a huge bunch of leaves, really. :)