Wednesday, January 18, 2012

pretty protea

protea, you say?  what exactly is that?  it's the english common name and botanical name of the majestic  south african flowering plant, often called sugar bushes.  they come in various shapes sizes and colors and have incredible texture and vibrancy.  they are just perfect for adding a textural element to your lush flowers without being too harsh.  we love playing with them.

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  1. i love protea! used some this past weekend for wedding florals and for a shoot. it's a little awkward to use as the center because it's so big, but it sure is a gorgeous focal point!

  2. Oooo Pretty!
    Never knew the name of these flowers! Thanks for the post!
    Learned something new :)

  3. I wondered what this flower was called, thanks!