THE GREEN FLAMINGO

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We are examining the limitlessness of creativity and discussing everything from the smallest floral accents to the most artful display of flora and fauna.
  • Get Creative!

    Herbs potted into an old sewing drawer created a perfect centerpiece for a long table. Photo courtesy of Karen Seifert.

    Whether you’re looking for a few fresh ideas to liven up your upcoming nuptials, a casual shindig or the social event of the season, consider all the possibilities to make your event unique. Are you hosting your reception outdoors under a tent? Try a suspended arrangement over your buffet, sweetheart table or dance floor. Love the look of arrangements so delicious you could eat? Consider incorporating beautiful vegetables into your vases and bouquets like kale, beets, fiddle-stick ferns and romanesco. Looking for a pop of color but your hue is florally out of season? Experiment with vivid fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges. Those options too tame for your cultured palate? Try something more exotic like kumquats, rambutan, pineapple and figs… read more

  • Limelight Hydrangeas

    Limelight Hydrangea from our cutting garden.

    From our garden to your bouquet, Limelight Hydrangeas are officially in season and they are gorgeous! Their large collection of flowers begin slightly off-white with an ever so delicate green hue that gradually turns darker with age. After a few weeks of blooming the white will fade almost completely to pale green. Because of their woody stems, these full proof beauties do not wilt like their more fragile ancestors the Lacecap and Snowball varieties… read more

  • Floral Crowns

    Every girl at some point has probably had flowers in her hair, maybe a daisy or wildflower plucked on a casual walk. The accent is sweet, innocent and vintage-romantic. Florals can be worked into your hair style the day of your wedding for the same beautiful effect. A few details to consider are the varieties of flowers that work best for this accent such as small Roses, Asters, Ranunculus, Baby’s Breath and Lisianthus to name a few… read more

associations, venues and clients

Here are a few of our valued memberships, neighbors and clients.

 

Team

  • Alexis Bishop

    OWNER AND LEAD DESIGNER
    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not." — Dr. Seuss, from The Lorax
  • Katie Ratkiewicz

    FLORAL DESIGN AND OFFICE ASSISTANT
    “I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ― Emma Goldman
  • Ashleigh McIntosh

    FLORAL DESIGN AND OFFICE ASSISTANT
    “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Contact us for custom design solutions, questions about our services or if you would like to set up a consultation.

3119 West Moore Street, Richmond, VA 23230, U.S.A.
(804) 426-5632
info@thegreenflamingo.net

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