The flowers grown at Black Sheep Shelter reflect our palate and the designs we enjoy creating. We fancy tone-on-tone arrangements, and asymmetrical explosions, high on one side, low on the other, with a degree of negative space in the middle. We are not growing all the hues of the rainbow or color wheel. In lieu of the really bright colors our spectrum includes more pastels, ivory whites, yellow to champagnes, apricots and peaches, softer pinks, coppers, wines to burgundies. These beauties share their stage with ample greenery to deliver varied texture, more pronounced contrast, and that sense of free flowing movement that is so characteristic of the wild.
arthy & Elegant:
Perhaps nature does not need our flattery, but we offer it up nonetheless. We are captivated by the countless ways nature
arranges and rearranges its floral tapestry. At our best, we re-present nature in our floral designs as an invitation to behold beauty that can span from the delicate and sublime, to the dramatic.
If you are aware of how unsustainable, chemically-
driven, and industrial the food system is, you can imagine how the $40 billion floriculture industry operates. But flowers can be grown organically, and bouquets can be entirely local when they respect the seasons.
conomical & Environmental:
The Earthy & Elegant Arrangement
We believe flowers grown in deference to the needs of the ecosystem and future generations have a beauty that is literally longer lasting. Please be thoughtful in your floral selections. Don't be afraid to check out your local farmers market or visit slowflowers.com. Our flowers will be available from August 7 to September 20 for the 2020 season.
The most environmentally friendly option may also be the most economical route. Our you-pick choice will likely save you the most money! We encourage folks to consider this not just for its costs savings benefits, but as an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature while creating arrangements that are uniquely yours.
Simple you-pick package
Includes: Large bridal bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets (up to 6), groom and grooms men boutonnieres (up to 6), simple table arrangements (up to 18), and use of the on-site potted flowers/plants for the raised beds in front of the venue
Black Sheep Shelter floral design package
Select from one of the following two themes.
1. The earthy and elegant
A naturalistic rendering utilizing space and direction to provide a feeling of light-hearted movement.
(focal) Dahlias, Zinnias
(tonal range and continuity) Pincushions, Cosmos, Chinese-forget-me-nots
(foundation & filler) Amaranths, Sweet Annie, Dill, Fennel, Kiwi Blue (Cerinthe), Hardy Kiwi Vine, Virginia Creeper, Ornamental grasses
2. The summery sunflower
A classic sunny bouquet full of warmth and cheer.
(focal) a range of Sunflowers
(complimentary) Hot biscuits Amaranth, white Cosmos
Bridal Bouquet $50
Bridesmaid Bouquet $20 each
Groom & Groomsmen Boutonniere $5 each
Simple Table Arrangement of cut flowers or rented potted herb garden $10 each
Head Table Arrangements $50 each
Rented Potted Floral Arrangement for the altar (arrangements set on raised beds in front of the venue) $25 each
Labor $100, flat fee for our time to cut and arrange
(Note: the prices listed reflect the costs involved in growing the flowers and the disposable materials used in arranging, which excludes the vases, compotes, urns, flower frogs, etc. We reuse these. Also, the "rented" or potted pieces are flowers or herbs we are growing specifically to reuse so you'll have to leave those here when you are done as well. Thanks!)