Yellow at Coco

A Floral designer I work with asked me to do the flowers at one of her restaurant accounts this past Monday. She ordered the flowers and I had the lucky task of getting to the SF Flower Market by 7 a.m. The Market is open at 4 a.m., so by 7 the action has fizzled out. I love going to the market…It is truly a flower lovers dream.

She chose all yellow, which coincidentally is the color I worked with last time I did the arrangement at Coco. The burst of color is a much-needed element in this non-Summer weather we are having. The consistent forecast of foggy, damp and dark is becoming tiresome..Hello Yellow!

Spider mums for the table arrangements

The bar arrangement consisted of:

Mini Callas, Bittersweet, Pincushion protea, Grass and Lemons on the stem. The lemons were a bit heavy, so some of them dropped off the stem. I clustered them in front of the vase.

Spring Yellow

I have been fortunate these days doing some freelance work in the city working with several very talented local floral designers. One in particular was out-of-town and asked if I might help out with a restaurant account earlier this week. What a delight being at the SF Flower Market at 8 a.m. which is way late in the floral world (most are there picking and choosing by 5 a.m.). I am also marveled walking among the endless stalls and mazes. The selection is unsurpassed (maybe except by Holland’s huge flower warehouses where people come far and wide to bid on fresh cuts).

I simply picked up the flowers ordered and took them back to the restaurant (known for its fried green beans) to arrange them. I love the monochromatic yellow. So bright and vibrant, perfect for this time of year when the sun seems to peek and hide at will. The arrangement includes: Dogwood branches, Protea, lemon on the vines and French Tulips.

Above is a spring arrangement I did over the weekend in celebration of our friend’s special Birthday weekend that lasted 4 days. What a great time we had and flowers were everywhere. Not pictured are many bunches of tulips and large stalky blue Delphinium. I just love Delphinium, the color is wonderful. And funny enough, none of the flowers included were plucked off the side of the road or on a daily hike. Yes, they were all purchased at a local florist down on Bridgeway. The arrangement includes: Freesia, Iris, Marguerite Daisy, Bupleurum and its leaves.