Flower Astrology: Leo Horoscope July 23 – August 22

Zodiac Sign: The most dominant, spontaneously creative and extroverted (read: dramatic) of all the zodiac signs, Leos are also warmhearted, generous and loving. Strong, honorable, self-confident and dignified, those who share this birth sign think and act big – loving the limelight (stealing it, if they have to).

Birth Sign Flower: Choose a floral arrangement for Leos that matches this fire sign’s big hearted personality – like a flower bouquet filled with attention-grabbing sunflowers. With grand proportions, open faces and symbolism rooted in happiness and warmth, sunflowers capture both the Leo’s confidence and strength as well as their unfussy, loving spirit.


Fall Bridal Bouquets

If you’re planning a fall wedding the season is quickly approaching. The colors in autumn are so gorgeous and September/October weddings here in Oregon tend to be fantastic. Yes, the weather in October is a bit dicey…but the leaves!! So pretty. Here are some ideas and inspiration for wedding bouquets if you are exchanging vows this fall.

A beautiful mix of tropical flowers with dahlias and sunflowers

Sunflowers are available in both standard and minis- combine both sizes for more interest

Shades of orange gerbera daisies, carnations, roses and alstromeria

Fiery orange tones are quite stunning against the champagne and ivory dresses

The miniature calla lilies are used to create the in-out look for more interest and texture

Haley didn't want white for her bouquet and chose a larger version of her bridesmaids' bouquets

I love the combo of blue and orange (Photo by Blue Castle Photography)

Photograph by Blue Castle Photography

National Make Someone Smile Week

Who do you know who could use a SMILE??

Next week is National Make Someone Smile Week and a great opportunity to provide a smile for anyone (from your kindergarten daughter to an elderly individual). Maybe it’s a handmade card, fun bubbles or a hug! Make it a point to bring a smile to the face of someone you know during Make Someone Smile Week.

Dandelions is delivering the Teleflora Be Happy Bouquet to recipients in nursing and assisted living homes next week as a gift from our staff and you can order one, too, for someone you know! This arrangement is available for delivery nationwide and is a great price at just $39.99

Check out some of these other fun arrangements we can make:


A loving tribute

Recently a family asked us to create a blanket of flowers for the service of their mother.  It was her request that her casket be covered in a blanket of daisies so our team at Dandelions made it happen. Shirley quilted the felt blanket and then Tami and Julianne spent an entire day creating the blanket of flowers. We were honored that the families trusted us with such an important event and were happy to make Kay’s final wishes a reality.

It took A LOT of daisies to cover the blanket

Tami, Julianne & Sherry hard at work

Tami and Julianne measure and re-measure to make sure everything is straight

The blanket near completion at the store

Moving the blanket of daisies into the cooler for storage

The blanket in place on the casket for the service

The final product

Weddings: July 9, 2011

This last weekend was FULL of weddings here in Eugene. We worked on the flowers for 4 weddings for Saturday, July 9. Congratulations to all of our couples who said “I do”. The colors and the flower choices were as varied as the couples but all were beautiful and fun to work on.

Miranda Dellinger

This wedding was full of strong colors including red and orange for the ceremony in Elmira, OR.  The bridal bouquet incorporated dahlias, gerbera daisies, roses and alstromeria. There was also a beautiful arbor arrangement that Roseann created.

Rebecca Jensen

Rebecca loved the two tones of roses that created more texture in her wedding bouquet that also included pure white gerbera daisies. The bridesmaids carried a smaller version of the same bouquet.

Lexi Terry

Marie whipped up this beautiful bouquet for a last-minute bride who chose blue iris, white gerbera daisies (do you notice a theme for this weekends’ brides??) and other white flowers.

Leah Yeager

Leah wanted only gerbera daisies for her country wedding at Deep Woods Events in Elmira, Oregon. All of the corsages and boutonnieres were made with miniature gerbera daisies and the girls carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet which was solid gerbs.

Prince Wedding

Photo by JK Photography

This last weekend Kelly Boseke married Charles Prince in beautiful Vida, Oregon. Summer finally showed its face and gave gorgeous weather to this sweet couple. Kelly was wonderful to work with and her bright color choice definitely reflects her sweet and vivacious personality.

"Circus" Rose Bridal Bouquet

Kelly choice Circus roses for her main flower. Her wedding bouquet is strictly Circus roses and was a statement on its own. Corsages & boutonnieres were made with both orange roses and orange mini gerbera daisies.  Her daughters (18 years old & 9 years old) wore more modern wrist corsages with wire bracelets.

My idea board for Kelly's flowers

JK Photography from Salem, Oregon posted some teaser photos and they captured the new couple beautifully. Check out their photos here…

Orange mini gerb corsage on a custom made wire bracelet


Traditional Rose Pin-On Corsage

Photo by JK Photography

Kelly's beautiful bridal bouquet

Photo by JK Photography

Photo by JK Photography