Our students Recently Played With Some Wonderful Stephanotis & Gardenias From SMR Stephanotis!
Aren't these absolutely beautiful?
Students in several of our classes recently played with these wonderful SMR gardenias and with with these incredible SMR stephanotis.
Gardenias are a major league wedding flower! They are named after Dr. Alexander Garden who was a naturalist who lived in Charlestown S. Carolina around the time of the Revolutionary War. Dr. Garden was a capable physician, and botany and zoology were his passions. He sent specimens of various things to Carl Linnaeus in Sweden, who named the gardenia in his honor. Alas Dr. Garden picked the wrong side (The British) during the American Revolutionary War and had to relocate to London! (Oh well... That was long ago.. All is forgiven!). This premier wedding flower immortalizes his name!
Stephanotis (photographed below) is another premier flower, highly prized for use in wedding designing and for flowers to wear....... Stephanotis is derived from the greek words stephanos meaning crown and otos, ear. If you look carefully at it, it looks kind of like a crown with little ears coming off of it. It is also called Madagascar Jasmine..It is a prestige flower. Not only is it lovely to behold, but stephanotis has a sweet and wonderful fragrance! (No they don't come with the pearls.. Those may be added later!)
In our classes some of our students used the stephanotis in wedding bouquets. Some used them in flowers to wear! Our Day Students especially enjoyed using Gardenias in bridal bouquets.
We are delighted that our students stylized floral art using these beautiful flowers..... and we appreciate the folks at SMR of San Martin California, who made their outstanding products available to us.
In this section you will find some wonderful options..
This gallery has two parts..... videos and photographs....
Videos--Gallery 3 SMR
If you enjoy watching videos we have some really neat online demonstrations that show the use of SMR Gardenias in floral art. Simply click on the links below to view them......
Click here to view Think Out Of The Box in Your Flower Selections
Click here to view Using Rhythmic Flow in Floral Art
Still Photographs--Gallery 3 SMR
The second part of this gallery incorporates still photographs of a variety of very neat floral designs incorporating SMR's wonderful stephanotis and gardenias
Click on Page Two below to continue exploring this part of this gallery!
Here are two additional galleries with all kinds of floral art ideas using stephanotis and gardenias from SMR