Asian-Style Flower Arrangements

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I once worked with a manager whose hobby was Asian flower arrangements. She said she learned the craft by reading Hong Kong floral design books. She is so gifted and such a natural at it. Needless to say, her design is absolutely gorgeous. I found similar floral designas at Speaking Roses Singapore, an online florist website based in Singapore. Too bad they're not based in the United States, I'd be a regular customer for sure.


A typical floral gift is flowers in a vase like this one from 1-800 Flowers.com, a popular florist website in the United States.





For my 10th year anniversary with the company, my manager presented me a plaque of recognition and an enormous peach roses bouquet (my favorite color). I didn't pay attention to what my manager said about me during the celebration, I was so mesmerized by the bouquet. I was just in awe by it. You can not wrap one arm around it, that was how big the bouquet was. There were layers of different wrapping papers that felt like fabric paper. Anyways, I asked my manager where did she buy the flowers and she said it was made by one of the department's managers.

Speaking Roses Singapore is the only website so far that I've come across that sells the kind of arrangements that I absolutely adore. If you browse their site, firstly if you're from the U.S., you will see what I mean by the creativity difference. If you're visiting my blog from an Asian country, I would assume that these kinds of flower arrangements are common in your country?

21 comments:

Ebie said...

I love the red roses! The color is so intense!

P.S. We have a great weather here today and the sunset was gorgeous! It rained last night, and its going to rain tomorrow too!

Jen said...

Cool blog! Dropping in from MBC to check it out. If you get the chance you can stop by mine as well. Have a nice evening.
Jen @ A Penny Saved
http://apennysavedtoday.blogspot.com

Bananazą“• said...

Three bouquets of flowers to go with three wisdoms...nice tQ

Buckeroomama said...

I, on the other hand, prefer your simple flowers-in-a-vase to the elaborate flower arrangements here. LOL --a case of "the grass is always greener on the other side..." :)

Rose Belle said...

@Ebie - It's been raining quite often this month which is good. We need the rain.

@Jen - I sure will. Thanks for dropping by!

@Bananaz - Interesting...I didn't intend it to be that way when I placed the flower images.

@Buckeroomama - I'm used to the flowers and vase. Asian bouquets are very different and eloquent.

Cheryl said...

Oh so very lovely and pleasing. I love natural and simple arrangements.

Jannie Funster said...

I too love peach roses, they match my dining room decor.

Some people are just artists, plain and simple. Sounds like a bouquet too big to hold all in one arm, and done up the way you describe, would be magnificent.

Gratitude said...

Sadly, many florists in Msia has got bad taste when it comes to colours. One had the audacity to insist that she wrap my red roses in a myriad of coloured wrapping papers despite my telling her to keep to a matching colour code. :(

Btw, peach is such a sweet colour. Does it represent your character as well? hehe
+Ant+

foongpc said...

Nice flower arrangements! : )

Liz said...

I love the bunch of red roses too. :)

Happy weekend sweetie!

Mei Teng said...

I love that bouquet of roses! So pretty.

Rose Belle said...

@Cheryl - I love fresh flowers but I have to be careful with which kinds because my husband is allergic to certain types of flowers.

@Jannie - Yeah for peach roses!

@Gratitude - That is bad customer service, not listening to your customers! I have no idea what peach roses mean.

@Foongpc - Thanks!

@Liz - You have a good weekend too!

@Mei - Yeah, they're all beautiful, aren't they?

the girl in stiletto said...

i love flower arrangements. they make me feel like getting married.

hmmm.

p.s get what the word verification is?
MATING. ahahah!

KN said...

Ordering flowers online is not a good idea in my opinion. YOu never know how fresh the flowers would be. Better to buy from a store where you can see for yourself.

Florist Singapore said...

Thanks for featuring our products on your blog. This is such a honour :)

Our design has it origin from US and fused with local asia flavours.

If you look at country in Taiwan, HK and Singapore. There is a alot of paper used. firstly it is to mask the cotton wool that provides water and allow the flowers to last longer.

Secondly, the paper adds a new dimension to the design.

To answer a few post above.

1. are the flower fresh ? At Speaking Roses Singapore, we endeavour to provide the freshest. Eg was the Valentine day just passed, we have chuck bags of roses because they wern't fresh and take that up with our suppliers.

2. On the color of paper that goes around the bouquet, it is very important the concept of color wheel. If not you will have a tendency to use the wrong color. I suppose this is the difference between trained and just copy cat. The flowers are all the same, it is how the color are mixed and match that create the impact. Copy cat will not understand why certain color are combines and the very wrong hue, let alone color, will have different impact.

Superman said...

Nice rose. Yup, it is common arrangement over here. But quite sometimes I didn't buy any flowers for my wife...need to do something soon. :)

Jing said...

Checked out the Singapore Florist website and whoa, their designs are very beautiful, very different from what we normally have in the U.S.

Rose Belle said...

@Florist SG - Thanks for answering some of my readers questions and addressing their concerns. My friend emailed me your website because she knows how much I loved Asian designs flowers.

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

TK said...

I don't know that there is Asian Flower Arrangement. BTW, I love flowers and would love to learn flower arrangement one day.

D. More said...

Very informative! I learn a new thing every day. Hope for more. Will be coming for more Midtown Manhattan Florist