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Fall, Fashion, Flower Education, Flowers, Inspiration, Life, Local Love, Summer, Travel

A GUIDE TO BOWDEN SUNMAZE & EAGLE CREEK FARMS


Friends, I’m back today with an impromptu (but lovely!) post about our recent trip to Bowden SunMaze & Eagle Creek Farms! Whether you’ve followed along for just a couple of weeks or a couple of years, you’ll know how much I adore sunflowers. From bringing them into our home, to incorporating them into my FLOWER content, to road-tripping to see fields of these sunny blooms, sunflowers have graced the pages of JustineCelina many times! We actually made our first trip to Bowden SunMaze a couple of years ago, but it ended up being a stormy night and we didn’t have as much time there as we’d hoped for. We knew we wanted to visit again to properly take in their beauty and explore the farm — and were thrilled to have the opportunity to do so last Friday evening! My Mom, little sister and I headed north to visit Eagle Creek Farms for an unconventional girls night, to catch a glimpse of their renowned sunflower fields at sunset — and it was an absolutely beautiful evening. I was also delighted to find their U-Pick Flower Fields were in full bloom, where I handpicked an autumn-inspired bouquet, which I used to create upcoming DIGITAL BLOOMS (which are now live!).

If you’ve always wanted to visit a Sunflower Field but aren’t sure what to expect, this post is for you! As we explore the boundaries of travel within our own province this year, I’m thrilled to bring you along on our trip to Bowden Sunmaze & Eagle Creek Farms as I detail everything you’ve ever wanted to know about visiting a sunflower field and flower u-pick — from location, to cost, to safety restrictions, to activities, to the best times to visit, to my best sunflower field photography tips! Craving a little adventure as we transition into autumn and want to see these stunning Alberta Sunflower Fields for yourself? There’s no time like the present — they’re currently in full bloom and Bowden SunMaze is offering the final tickets of the season until September 30th, 2020. If you’re looking for a family-friendly outdoor activity, or are simply yearning for a cheerful digital escape, join us as we visit Alberta’s Bowden SunMaze on a gorgeous mid-September evening! 

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All About Pampas Grass | Pampas Grass Decor | A Bohemian, Mid-Century Modern Living Room featuring Pampas Grass Dried Decor | Pampas Grass Care and Conditioning | How to Stop Pampas Grass from Shedding | Pampas Grass Decor 2019 | Where to Buy Pampas Grass in Canada | Where to Buy Pampas Grass in Calgary | Dried Pampas Grass Arrangement Ideas | Bohemian, Mid Century Modern Decor | Calgary Lifestyle Blogger // JustineCelina.com
All About, Dining Room, Dwell, Flower Education, Flowers, Living Room, Plants, Spring

ALL ABOUT PAMPAS GRASS


Have you seen this gorgeous, fluffy grass floating around all over your favourite social media platform lately and wondered what it is and where you can get yourself some?! Me too, my friend! In fact, my recent obsession with these beautiful, bohemian plumes has inspired a fresh installment in my ALL ABOUT series — and this time, it’s All About Pampas Grass! You’ve likely seen a surge of pampas trickle into my recent content — I’ve been working with it since the holidays and have since incorporated it into nearly every room in our home (the obsession is real!). Typically my ALL ABOUT series is reserved for FLOWERS, but dried arrangements, grasses and foliage are having a major moment this year — so I’ve expanded!

If you’re intrigued by Pampas Grass and want to know where to purchase it, how much it costs and how to condition it to it to keep it from shedding, consider my All About Pampas Grass post your one-stop educational resource to learn everything you ever wanted to know about this popular plume. Today we’re chatting alternate names and meanings, where to purchase locally as well as online, varieties available, vase life, what to look for when purchasing, how to care for and condition your Pampas Grass so you can enjoy it for years to come. I’m also sharing some dried arrangement tips and innovative ideas on how to incorporate Pampas Grass into your decor. Fellow boho lovers, pour yourself a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and settle in for a relaxing read as we cover all things pampas — my favourite ornamental grass!

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All About Ranunculus | Care & Conditioning Tips | Ombre Ranunculus in Vintage Milk Glass Vases on a White Background | JustineCelina.com
All About, Fall, Flower Education, Flowers, Spring, Winter

ALL ABOUT RANUNCULUS


Flower friends, I’m elated to share a fresh installment in our ALL ABOUT series with you — and this time, it’s All About Ranunculus! If you’ve ever downloaded one of our DIGITAL BLOOMS or stopped by to learn more about an arrangement, there’s a good chance Ranunculus were present. They’re one of our all-time-favourite flowers, they come in nearly every colour of the rainbow and they’re now available year round — hence the abundance of Ranunculus here at JustineCelina! Today Rebecca Dawn Design and I are teaming up once again to educate you on an of the moment seasonal flower — we’ve already covered Anemones, Tulips, Roses and Peonies in this series, so it’s about time we dedicated a post to Ranunculus! This post features a variety of shades, hues and varieties of our favourite flower, so get ready for a whole lot of pretty along with a healthy dose of FLOWER EDUCATION!

If you’re looking to bring some colour into your home this autumn with affordable, long lasting blooms, consider our All About Ranunculus post your one-stop educational resource to learn everything you ever wanted to know about this popular flower. Today we’re sharing alternate names and meanings, colours and varieties available, vase life, what to look for when purchasing, as well as how to care for and condition your Ranunculus so you can enjoy them for up to 2 weeks. Rebecca also shares her insider tips about how to perk up droopy stems! Whether you’d like to learn more about these gorgeous, classic blooms or simply stopped by to brush up on general flower care and conditioning, we’re so happy you’re here!

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How to Unite a Space With Flowers | A Cheerful Spring Arrangement featuring Hyacinths, Double tulips, Ranunculus, Larkspur, Queen Anne’s Lace, Quicksand roses, Lisianthus, Camellia, Willow Eucalyptus and Podocarpus created by Rebecca Dawn Design // JustineCelina.com
Creative Process, Dwell, Flower Education, Flowers, Living Room, Pantone, Plants, Spring

HOW TO UNITE A ROOM WITH FLOWERS


Flower children, I’m back tonight with a fresh post in our FLOWER EDUCATION series! It’s been a little while since I’ve published a dedicated flower education post — and I thought it was time to switch things up a bit! This post is a hybrid, merging FLOWER and DWELL categories — I’m sharing tips and tricks on How To Unite a Room With Flowers, in addition to the inspiration and details behind the stunning sister arrangements Rebecca Dawn Design created for our Living Room Reveal! I’ve always said that flowers are my not so secret weapon to elevate any celebration or space — I absolutely love to have fresh flowers in our home whenever possible. But today I’m sharing exactly how to select flowers that compliment your space and showcasing a variety of blooms and foliage not yet seen here at JustineCelina!

If you’d like to brighten up your space with some cheerful blooms but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place! Pour yourself a delicious glass of rosé (hey, it’s hump day and we’ve earned it!) and enjoy a relaxing mid-week read dedicated to creating a cohesive space that feels fresh and inviting. I’m sharing where I source inspiration for flower content as well as flowers in our home, how I select flowers to compliment decor, colour palette and even the plants in a space (our urban jungle is expanding rapidly!). Learn more about how Rebecca worked with Hyacinths, Double Tulips, Ranunculus, Larkspur, Queen Anne’s Lace, Quicksand Roses, Lisianthus, Podocarpus and Camelia to create these complimentary arrangements that perfectly invoked the fleeting beauty of the season. Cheers, friends!

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All About Anemones | The Best Anemones Care Tips | Panda Anemones // JustineCelina.com
All About, Flower Education, Flowers, Winter

ALL ABOUT ANEMONES


Rebecca Dawn Design and I are back today with a fresh installment in our ALL ABOUT series, where we team up to educate you on an of the moment seasonal flower — and this winter, it’s All About Anemones! We’ve already covered Tulips, Roses and Peonies in this series, but we’ve never featured a winter flower — and Anemones happen to be a personal favourite of ours. If this unique looking bloom seems familiar, it’s because we’ve worked with them many times here at JustineCelina — and in many different colours. Today we’re featuring these stunning, ethereal Panda Anemones (my all time favourite) and dropping some serious FLOWER EDUCATION on you!

If you’re looking to purchase some cheerful, cold weather blooms to brighten up what has quite possibly been the longest winter in history, consider this All About Anemones post your one-stop shop when it comes to this season’s most coveted flower. Today we’re sharing alternate names and meanings, colours and varieties available, vase life, what to look for when purchasing, as well as how to care for and condition your Anemones so you can enjoy them for up to 8 days. Rebecca also shares her insider tips about when to purchase Anemones! If you’d like to learn more about these delicate, unique winter blooms or simply stopped by to brush up on winter flower care, come on in!

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A PANTONE 2018 Ultra Violet Inspired Arrangement with Anemones, Spray Roses, Bella Donna, Dephinium, Astrantia, Astilbe, Sedum, Ruby Silk Grass, Nandina, Umbrella Fern and Knife blade Acacia // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Flower Arranging, Flower Education, Flowers, Inspiration, Pantone, Winter

A PANTONE 2018 ULTRA VIOLET INSPIRED ARRANGEMENT


Flower lovers, I’m elated to share the first arrangement of 2018 with you today — inspired by the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018, Ultra Violet! This January, Rebecca Dawn Design and I are feeling re-energized by seasonal colour trends and winter’s most beautiful blooms and foliage. Tonight we’re showcasing a stunning array of Anemones, Spray Roses, Bella Donna Dephinium, Astrantia, Astilbe, Sedum, Ruby Silk Grass, Nandina, Umbrella Fern and Knife Blade Acacia in a cool, unconventional palette inspired by the Pantone Spring Fashion Colour Trend Report. Expect to become very familiar with these hues (along with Pantone’s other spring selections) over the next few months as I work with this palette across categories here at JustineCelina!

If you’ve always wanted to learn more about winter flowers, you’ve come to the right place! Fix yourself a delicious latte or grab a glass of vino and settle in for another installment in our FLOWER EDUCATION series, where Rebecca Dawn Design and I team up to answer your most common questions about flowers and share expert tips and tricks. Learn about what’s in season during the winter, what to look for when purchasing flowers, the basics of FLOWER ARRANGING, plus how to maintain your flowers so you can enjoy them for as long as possible. We hope this post helps to inspire you the next time you entertain, host winter event, or perhaps even your winter wedding!

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Create, Fall, Flower Education, Flowers, Pantone

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN ARRANGEMENT, EVER


You guys, this is my favourite FLOWER content Rebecca and I have ever created together — and it has some pretty stiff competition, if I do say so myself! We shoot our flower content quarterly — so I’ve been sitting on these images for over a month now and the anticipation has been killing me (if you follow along over on Insta Stories you’ll have seen sneak peeks of this arrangement almost every week since I captured it!). I had so many ideas for this post name, but I finally decided to just call it what it is — The Most Beautiful Autumn Arrangement, Ever! Rebecca really outdid herself today and I couldn’t be more excited to share this truly stunning, unique autumn arrangement with you in a fresh installment of our FLOWER EDUCATION series.

When you think of flowers, you probably automatically think of spring and summer, right? Well, Rebecca Dawn Design and I happen to think some of natures most beautiful blooms, berries and foliage are actually available right now — and tonight we’re showing them off! Embrace the rich, velvety tones and textures of the season with this charismatic, artfully undone arrangement featuring an eclectic medley of Bittersweet, Agonis, Echinacea Pods, Celosia, Crocosmia Pods, Crocosmia, Chrysanthemum Poms, Commercial Mums, Liqustrom, Knifeblade Acacia, Eryngium, Echinacea Pods, Ruby Silk Grass, Astrantia, Astilbe, Cotinus, Hanging Amaranthus and Peach Avalanche Roses set in a warm, autumnal palette inspired by the Pantone Fall 2017 Fashion Trend Report. If you’re planning an autumn event, hosting a party, or perhaps browsing for inspiration for a fall wedding, you’ve come to the right place!

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