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Dahlias are some of the most beautiful and diverse flowers that you can grow in your garden. Dahlias come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They continually bloom as you cut from them, and they bloom from mid-summer all the way through frost. Dahlias are a Mexico native, where they are perennials. Though, […]

Are Dahlias Perennials?

Nov 8

Dahlias

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This sweet couple was so excited to get married that they planned their special day in about a month’s time! We are so honored that they trusted us to fulfill their autumn waterfront wedding vision at Martell’s Water’s Edge in Bayville, New Jersey. Stress-free planning was one of their most important deciding factors when booking […]

Kelly & AJ’s Autumn Wedding at Martell’s Water’s Edge in Bayville NJ

Nov 1

wedding planning

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Have you heard of ‘cool flowers?’ Perhaps, you may have read Lisa Mason Ziegler’s “Cool Flowers”. Her classic gardening book discusses everything you need to know about extending your growing season through the use of cool-season hardy annuals. Many of these seeds can be started in the Fall, giving you an advantage come Spring for […]

Fall Flower Planting – Tips from Garden in the Pines

Oct 18

Gardening

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Sunflowers have their perfect time and place in the end-of-summer and early autumn seasons. They can create such a beautiful impact when paired with the right greenery and florals. As part of a Stemtations wedding, I had the pleasure of designing this beautiful cascading bouquet and bridesmaid bouquets. They came out so beautifully at this […]

Linwood Country Club in NJ Sunflower Wedding with Stemtations

Oct 4

past events

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This weekend we had the pleasure of designing a beautiful wedding for Poppy Flowers at Cross & Orange in Asbury Park NJ. This beautiful and intimate venue is set next to an open park perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony. This sweet couple had a beautiful and textural autumn wedding palette. Some of the featured […]

Autumn Wedding at Cross and Orange in Asbury Park NJ

Sep 20

past events

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Wedding decor purchases can quickly add up when trying to create an epic party scene. Wedding decor rentals can help reduce the costs of purchasing these items for one-time use – and you won’t have to figure out where to store them after your event. Garden in the Pines is growing our inventory of event […]

Wedding Decor Rentals in NJ

Aug 24

rentals

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Pinterest – We’ve all got to love it. It gives every newly engaged couple the most perfectly created wedding photos for inspiration. Except, most of the photos you are bringing to our initial consultation are heavily-posed, heavily-filtered, faux floral shoots. Because of this, we’ve found 3 woes of wedding flower planning caused by Pinterest that […]

3 Woes of Wedding Flower Planning Caused by Pinterest

Aug 9

wedding planning

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So you have your perfect wedding venue, your caterer, your photographer, and your DJ or live band… You need a florist, too! Finding the right wedding florist for your event can depend on your ideal style and scale of your wedding. Many event floral designers have minimums in place to book with them for their […]

How To Find The Right Wedding Florist

Jul 28

wedding planning

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This past Tuesday, Alyssa had the pleasure of returning to the Love ‘N Fresh Flower Farm in Philadelphia for the third floral cohort session. Every five to six weeks Alyssa and nine other floral designers gather at the Love ‘N Fresh Flower Farm to work with Jennie Love. In these sessions, we learn from the […]

Love ‘N Fresh Floral Cohort – Session Three

Jul 23

floral design

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Earlier this summer we had the pleasure of collaborating with Central Regional High School to create a graduation bouquets fundraiser event with the Junior Class. Graduation bouquets pre-ordered or purchased on-site at graduation helped fund the Junior Class’s activities for their Senior Year. We were tasked with creating an affordable, fun bouquet within Central Regional […]

Graduation Bouquets for Central Regional High School NJ Fundraiser

Jul 15

fundraiser

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