Hydrangeas and roses are the fashionHydrangia and Rose arch

for this summers wedding scene, and we are only too happy to oblige.

Way back in July we did a fairytale wedding in our garden here, at Ferns and Flowers, Tea house and Bistro.

The arch had a mix of garden style flowers and features roses, hydrangeas and ribbons.

A bubble machine added  hundreds of bubbles to the I’do’s!

The the 45 guest had dinner served in the farm house.

Winter funeral flowers

December 22, 2008

Here is a soft selection, for the passing of an elegant lady.  The soft pearl and shell tones of the spray roses,  hybrid roses, and peonies along with the cascading cedar greenery, and soft tone of the seeded eucci.

The elegant comination is perfect for any time of the year, and for a peaceful elegant and comforting look.  The looks very handsome on a rich tone casket, a wood tone or even a brushed nickle.

Baby Shower

September 26, 2008

We recently did a baby shower that was held in the adjacent restaurant.  The organizer wanted colourful bouquets, with a summery feel and we were only too happy to oblige.  The table centerpieces were created using flowers such as daisies, roses, rose hips, and small sunflowers.  They were put in glass cube vases wrapped with ribbon and finally “garnished” with butterflies.

There were a total of four centerpieces

There were a total of four centerpieces

notice the rose petals scattered on the table

notice the rose petals scattered on the table

Time for Tea?

August 23, 2008

Here at Ferns and Flowers we are always looking for new and interesting products and ideas.  Today my father came to me with a rather large selection of free-trade, loose leaf teas that he thinks would a great addition to our product list.  Now the attached tea house has a vast selection of bagged and loose leaf teas, however their emphasis is on serving it more than selling it.

My reason for posting is to gauge customer interest in adding loose leaf tea and tea paraphernalia to our inventory.  Our plan would be to start small, with approximately two dozen different teas and then work up from there.

So if anyone is interested, we would definitely like to hear your support!

Thanks,

Trevor Gerard

Ferns and Flowers

Call us at

401-419-2372

or email us

Fernsandflowersltd@yahoo.com

fernsandflowersltd@yahoo.com

Ornaments… already??

August 18, 2008

Just the other day we got some new Baldwin ornaments in that are definatley unique.  They are made by a Rhode Island company called ChemArt, who engraves plates brass ornaments with precious metals.

Hydrangea Ornament

Hydrangea Ornament

The products all come in durable and visually pleasing boxes

dragonfly with box

dragonfly with box

Close up

Close up

Sailboat Ornament

Sailboat Ornament

We also have a Baldwin exclusive.  Every year they do a special ornament for the White House christmas tree, but this is the first year that they’re releasing it to the public.  It comes in an ornate box with a certificate of authenticity.

Box lid

Box lid

Box

Box

Certificate

Certificate

Closeup of ornament

Closeup of ornament

Even closer... up

Even closer... up

You can see the whole Baldwin Collection here:  http://www.chemart.com/products-baldwin.htm

Along with Chemarts other products at

http://www.chemart.com

and

http://www.chemart.com/products-overview.htm

Little Red Bouquet

July 21, 2008

Creating so many arrangements inevitably creates “scraps.”  And by scraps I mean those “oops” moments where we cut the flower too short, break one of the buds off, or just arent satisfied with the color or appearance of the flower.  We don’t just throw these away however, we take them home for ourselves.  I give you the example of this little red bouquet my grandmother made the other day using nothing but scraps (which serves as testiment to her talents as a florist I might add)

Home Grown Wedding

July 21, 2008

Recently we had a couple come in requesting that we do a wedding for them using flowers from their garden as well as thai orchids. It was decided that the arrangements be clean and contemporary, not over the top. We created bows with Springerii for the chairs along the isle, two vases full of the couples Hydrangeas, and two centerpieces to hang over the couple.

springerii with bow

springerii with bowSpringerii with bow

Arrangement using the couples own Hydrangeas

Arrangement using the couples own Hydrangeas

Centerpieces and finished product

Centerpieces and finished product

We then created centerpieces to sit around candles on the tables.

Table Centerpiece

Table Centerpiece

Along with the wedding decorations, we also created the Brides and bridesmaids bouquets
A quick work-in-progress picture

A quick work-in-progress picture

This wedding took place in the Newport Marriot on Saturday, June 19th

Hello all, My name is Trevor and I would like to welcome to the new Ferns and Flowers blog

I have created this blog in order to show our various works in progress, completed arrangements, and events. Ferns and Flowers was started in 1979 by mother and son team, Aline and Michael Gerard (I being Michaels son). In 2000 we moved to our present location, and Michaels wife Monica opened up the Teahouse and Bistro attached to the flower shop. After creating thousands arrangements for weddings and funerals, proms and graduations, and the commemoration and celibration of many other major events in peoples lives, we have accumulated a vast ammount of floral experience and are ready and willing to take on any request our clients have.

Everyone is welcome to come by and visit us here at Ferns and Flowers, Teahouse and Bistro

we are located on 1094 Centerville rd, Warwick, Rhode Island

Our hours are Monday thru Friday: 9am-5:30pm and Saturday: 9am-4pm.

Ps. We are very receptive to all forms of constructive comments and suggestions!

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