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  • The 5 personality traits for the perfect arrangement

    Did you ever wonder why some people love one flower arrangement, while others prefer a different one? Here are the 5 personality traits that can help you pick or design the perfect arrangement--

    Many years ago, the floral industry did research to determine the different personality traits that define consumers style purchases.  It was determined that we all fall into one of these categories-

    • Exotic
    • Dramatic
    • Natural/Outdoorsy
    • Romantic
    • Traditional

    We here at Kremp’s feel it is important to have selections to meet each of these desires.  None are exclusive of age, gender, geographic local or economic status.  In fact floral gifts can be made in each category for any price, any color and any size for any occasion.  Some examples of how these differ are the following:

    exotic personality trait Choose this arrangement for someone with exotic tastes!

    1. Exotic Most times these are bold colors, reds, yellows, oranges, purples and blues, with tropical flowers.  Anthurium, Birds of Paradise, Dendrobium orchids, Protea and “jungle like” foliage

    Dramatic arrangement of orchids for dramatic personality Arrangement of orchids for the person who loves the dramatic.

    2. Dramatic These arrangements are the ones that would conjure up feelings of a high style elegant party; bold lines, monochromatic colors such as all white, arrangements that focus your eye on individual “Dramatic” flowers such as Gardenias or Cymbidium orchids

    Sunflowers and daisies are perfect for the outdoor personality Casual and fun-- daisies and sunflowers!

     

     

     

     

    3. Natural/Outdoorsy This is somewhat self-explanatory; grasses, Sunflowers, Daisies, Snapdragons all arranged in an informal design

    romantic arrangement personality trait Nothing says romance like red roses!

     

     

    4. Romantic

    Although the most obvious choice here is Roses and there are so many great colors that can be used in addition to red, tulips convey this same feeling as will assorted flowers in soft shades of pink and lavender.

    Traditional personality Arrangement for Traditional mixed seasonal flowers in vase

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5. Traditional

    Here we have the category that covers most occasions and most people.  These are the arrangements that are designed with an assortment of seasonal flowers, usually in a round bouquet; red and white at Christmas time, yellow and orange for the fall and Thanksgiving, bright daffodils, iris and tulips in the spring and any number of varieties in the summer.

    As you scroll through our website you will see many options in each category.  Different occasions can warrant different designs.  If you are not certain as to the style preference of the recipient of your gift, feel certain that anything you select will make anyone “feel special”

  • 6 Incredible Flowers that Look Like Animals

    Although most of us think of orchids as exotic and rare, the orchid family is one of the largest families of flowers, with between 21,000 and 26,000 species. When you think of orchids, chances are good that you think of the elegant moth orchids or cattleya orchids sold in grocery stores; however, these are only two species out of thousands. It is time to expand your horizons and learn about some of the more unusual orchids. I have compiled photos and information on six fascinating orchids that look like animals-believe it or not, they are real!

    Bee Orchid, Ophrys apifera

    Bee Orchid Bee Orchid

    [Photo by Bj?rn S... (Flickr)]

    I probably don't need to explain to you how this flower got its name, but I will anyway. The bee orchid resembles a female Eucera bee looking for nectar on a pink flower. The flower had a purpose for this mimicry: Males are attracted to this decoy female, and in the process of trying to mate with it, they are covered in pollen, which they then carry to the next orchid, thereby pollinating it. The plant also produces a scent that attracts the bees. The bee orchid is native to Europe and even North Africa and the Middle East.

    Monkey Face Orchid, Dracula simian

    Monkey Face Orchid Monkey Face Orchid

    [Photo by Dick Culbert (Flickr)]

    When I saw this orchid, I wasn't sure whether I should pick it or pet it! This cute and rare little flower is native to the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru, and not many people are lucky enough to ever see it growing in its native habitat. As if it weren't enough that the flowers look like adorable monkey faces, the flowers also smell like oranges. Unfortunately, growing this flower at home is difficult unless you have a cool greenhouse that mimics the conditions of cloud forests.

    Dove Orchid, Peristeria elata

    Dove Orchid Dove Orchid

    [Photo by Malcolm Manners (Flickr)]

    If you look closely at the center of the dove orchid, you will see where it gets its name; a dove, complete with yellow beak and wings, seems to be hidden within the flower. This fragrant flower is an epiphyte native to Central America, and it is the national flower of Panama. The dove orchid is endangered in the wild, but it has been successfully grown in nurseries, and you can even buy one, although it does need more care than your average houseplant.

    Flying Duck Orchid, Caleana major

    Flying Duck Orchid Flying Duck Orchid

    [Photo by Doug (Flickr)]

    I love this little flower just because it is so unique! The small maroon flower honestly looks like a duck in flight with its wings stretched out behind it. The flying duck orchid is native to eastern and southern Australia. What looks like a flying duck to us actually looks like a female sawfly to male sawflies. They try to mate with the flower, but alas, it is a ruse! The beak portion of the orchid is actually a trap that is triggered when the insect lands on it. The sawfly can't get out without pollinating the flower and picking up more pollen. The flying duck orchid has a symbiotic relationship with a type of fungus that helps it to survive; unfortunately, this means that it can't be successfully grown in the home.

    White Egret Orchid, Habenaria radiata

    Heron Orchid Heron Orchid

    [Photo by VanLap Hog (Flickr)]

    This flower resembles a white egret showing off its fantastic plumage, as you can plainly see. The white egret orchid grows wild in Japan, Korea, and parts of China, but it is in danger of extinction, mostly due to habitat destruction. I found it interesting to learn that in Japan, both real white egrets and white egret orchids live in the same wetland habitat! These orchids can be bought and grown in similar conditions to a bog orchid or pitcher plant.

    Fly Orchid, Ophrys insectifera

    Fly Orchid Fly Orchid

    [Photo by: Bj?rn S... (Flickr)]

    Like the bee orchid, the fly orchid is native to Europe and also Russia, though its numbers are declining. The fuzzy brown flowers may not be the prettiest orchids to our human eyes, but to the male wasp of the Argogorytes genus, nothing is more beautiful, as the flower looks and smells like a female of its species. As the wasp attempts to mate with the decoy female, it is covered in pollen, which it will carry to the next fly orchid it visits. This orchid is another one that lives in a symbiotic relationship with fungi.

  • 7 Romantic Flowers That Are Not Roses

    Roses are beautiful, but perhaps you are tired of giving your sweetheart the same old thing all the time. The rose isn't the only romantic flower out there, as you will soon see. I have compiled a list of some very beautiful flowers other than roses that carry messages of romance. Give them a chance and watch your love's eyes light up with delight and surprise.

    Tulips

    Photo by: Tri-X Pan (Flickr)

    In the language of flowers, red tulips proclaim perfect love. As with roses, different colors of the flower carry different messages. Unlike other flowers, tulips keep growing in water after they are cut instead of merely staying alive. The tulip is 11th wedding anniversary flower, with the black, heart shaped stigma in the center of the tulip representing a lover's heart darkened by passion.

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