The Wild Bunch (@thewildbunchnyc)

Livin’ in the seventies

Carrie Walters, Paper Rose Co. (@paperose.co)

It was 65 in Richmond today, and I temporarily forgot it was still January. I know it’s not going to last, but the hint of spring was refreshing and energizing. (Not energizing enough to put away laundry or take down our Christmas stuff, but energizing enough to think about it.) Here’s another Valentine’s Day arrangement that matches my mood for today: Donna. She’s pretty chill.

Betany Coffland-Chloris Floral (@chlorisfloral)

I've been thinking a lot about what it means to surrender. Surrendering to patience, surrendering to gravity, surrendering to love and surrendering to heaviness. I came across these restorative words by Rainer Maria Rilke that remind one just how important heaviness is in relation to being lifted up: “How surely gravity's law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of the smallest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world.

Each thing-
each stone, blossom, child-
is held in place.
Only we, in our arrogance,
push out beyond what we each belong to for some empty freedom.

If we surrendered
to earth's intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.

Instead we entangle ourselves
in knots of our own making
and struggle, lonely and confused.

So like children, we begin again
to learn from the things,
because they are in God's heart;
they have never left him.

This is what the things can teach us:
to fall,
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.” 💙💙💙 Exquisite words to lift the spirit. These beautiful winter-time paperwhites were grown by the @themonkeyflowergroup. Thank you for sharing these beauties with me Jaime!

Amanda Gomes • Art + Design (@amandagomesdesign)

Orchids today. I had an art review with on Friday and took some tips I learned into account as I painted this and am happy with how it came out! Thanks so much to @simplyjessicamarie for all the help, as always! (Photo inspiration from the newest issue of @betterhomesandgardens and process video in stories) #watercolor #orchids #amandagomesart #amandagomesdesign

Kelsea Olivia Gaynor (@eastolivia)

a friend. is someone who supports your breath. - @nayyirah.waheed ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today is a harder day to breathe. In and out. In and out. Flowers and friends help.

Anna Lee (@oldfrond)

NEXT SATURDAY!! So excited to be a part of HiFi Wedding Fest 2018! Come meet a selection of artisan vendors and let’s talk wedding fleurs! Tag your engaged friends 😚

LIFESTYLE & HOME | MEGAN (@thewalkerhaven)

•Self Care Sunday• What are you planning on doing for yourself today? Maybe stop and grab a new book or magazine? Try a new tea? What about squeezing in a short little nap? Whatever it may be, I hope you find some time for YOU today. ✨
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#selfcaresunday #sunday #sundayfunday #momlifebelike #bhgflowers #nike #nikeroshe #traderjoes

Clare Therese (@claretheresegray)

Something cheery for you on the most gloomsome of days! Boy did it rain ☔️Lovely to make a change and play with some brighter palettes and simpler shapes 💛
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#claretherese #illustration #flowerstalking #artisticmoods #dsfloral #bhgflowers #colorpop #pattern #sketchbook #dspattern

Jessica Logan Designs (@jessica.logan.designs)

Enjoying this beautiful warm Sunday and playing around with leftovers.

Lotta Björkholm (@ovesparadis)

My foxglove love is forever! / En fingerborgsblomma som från början var ’Apricot Beauty’ men som korsat sig med den traditionella, kraftigt rosa varianten. Bra jobbat säger jag!

Rebecca Uhlmann (@rose_apple_flowers)

Back from a few days break to the buds that are now fully blown ✨✨✨ #abrahamdarby

Ruth 🇬🇧 (@fl0ragraphy)

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. .
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Lao Tzu
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#ihavethisthingwithpink #bhgflowers

Irina Chernyak Chillè (@irina_chernyak)

Sometimes you haven’t so many choices, but you can never stop to create #flowers #stilllife

Janita Court (@mywoollymammoth)

Oh my goodness!!! How cool is this!? Thanks to @makelight you can get a generated color map of your Instagram feed from the last year!
I am really digging the earthy, yet colorful, mix that was produced!! #yearofcolour
Check them out and find out what your most used colors were!

re+bloom florals (@rebloomflorals)

Being the ‘history nerd’ that I truly am, I love learning interesting facts and meanings behind a particular flower. Soooo...
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Today’s Flower Facts: Snapdragon (Antirrhinum) is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers or “snapdragons” because of the flowers' fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed. .
Snapdragons possess two meanings. This is similar to the mythical creature they resemble, revered in some cultures and feared in others:
~A snapdragon means grace and, due to its growth in rocky areas, strength.
~However, it can also symbolize deviousness.
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Since a snapdragon is a symbol for both deception and graciousness, sometimes snapdragons are used as a charm against falsehood.
~In Victorian times, messages from lovers were secretly sent by flowers. A snapdragon with a flower known for truth-telling, such as a hyacinth, meant that the giver is sorry for making a mistake.
~Snapdragons also symbolize grace under pressure or inner strength in trying circumstances.
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Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!
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#snapdragon #antirrhinum #florals #flowersofinstagram #flowernerd #historynerd #nowyouknow #nowyouknowandknowingishalfthebattle #flowerfacts #flatlayflowers #flowerlover #flowerloversflorist #floraldesign #floraldesigner #flowerstyling #flowerstylist #philadelphiabride #phillywedding #phillyflorist #buckscounty #buckscountybride #mainlinepa #mainline #bhgflowers #pursuepretty #historylover #editorialstylist #editorialstyling #luxuryflowers
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