Winter Blossoms

Blossoms have been blooming all over San Francisco since the beginning of January which is way too early. Yes, my friends we have spring blossoms in winter; however, I'm not complaining one bit! So, I was inspired to put this shoot together and call it 'winter blossoms'. If I were getting married in winter, I would love to have blossoms like this in my wedding. To me, all blossom branches are so beautiful by themselves that you really don't need to do much. I also stumbled upon the loveliest anemones at the flower mart, so I decided to create a centerpiece with blossoms, anemones, and some tuberose for added beauty and aroma!

To go along with my theme, I wanted to create a soft, delicate, and very aromatic bouquet. So, I chose a number of very delicate and aromatic flowers along with an absolutely amazing ranunculus imported from Japan. It was as big as a peony and just as lovely!

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flowers: tuberose, narcissus, daphne (an absolutely heavenly aromatic trio), muscari, hellebore, anemone, fritillaria, ranunculus Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flowers: crabapple blossom, anemone, tuberose Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood

Everyday Simple Statements

Happy Monday! After all of the activity of Mother's Day, I thought that it would be nice to do some very simple statement pieces. To me, 'simple statement' arrangements are those that are both simple in ingredients and creation, but also arrangements that can be placed anywhere within the home. These two arrangements are just as at home on a piano as they would be on a bedroom nightstand or fireplace mantle. tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

What you'll need: ranunculus, lamb's ear, grape hyacinth, black mystic tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Begin with the black mystic and lamb's ear tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Continue with the ranunculus, with larger flowers closer to the neck of the vase tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Add the grape hyacinth tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Finish with additional ranunculus buds to add height and texture tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

In this simple piece, a single ingredient is used - boronia. It is quite fragrant, and the lovely pink of the boronia against the matte white of the tall urn adds a lovely splash of color wherever you place it.

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Credits:

Photography by N. Underwood for Naked Bouquet

Spring Floral Cutting Board

Going to the flower mart for me is like a child going to a candy shop. I find myself lusting over all of the new flowers and plants available that day. In this post I have put together a guide to some of my favorites from early spring to share with you. tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Sometimes a great statement can be made by keeping it simple. Rather than making one or two mixed floral arrangements, I decided to use these spring beauties to create complimentary clusters in some vintage vases. By arranging them in this way, you can see the splendor of the individual varieties.

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I really love these checkered lilies - they are such a perfect reminder that spring is here and they are simply gorgeous.

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What are some of your favorite spring flowers?

All photography by Angie Cao