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Petal Talk Blog is for everybody that loves flowers. We love flowers and want to share the latest trends, what's new, and other resources in the floral industry.  We want to help our clients have a better experience - so we have created a blog to help our clients get to know our "flower" process.  We hope you enjoy our Petal Talk Blog.

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Our Credential

By Tara Dixon | July 22, 2020

I have worked as a florist for nearly thirteen years and I love my profession. I started my floral career by answering an ad in a newspaper to a local floral shop and nursery named, Pinehurst in Pocatello, ID.  My husband pursued a Master degree, which lead to the need of extra income and this…

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Our booking process

By Tara Dixon | July 13, 2020

We try to make our booking process easy for our clients, I like to enter a contract when everything is transparent.  For this reason I would like to explain our process in this blog.  First it does help a lot when my clients fill out our inquiry to start the conversation of their wedding.  The…

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Overcoming Challenges

By Tara Dixon | June 24, 2020

There is plenty of excitement on your wedding day, making wonderful memories, reconnecting with family, and sharing family traditions.  This day is the beginning of your future with the person you pick for the rest of your life and these are the times we share with our families.  With that being said with all these…

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All Flowers Are Equal

By Tara Dixon | June 1, 2020

I love all flowers, I think each flower has its own unique texture, color, and bloom.  I really don’t have a favorite one, but if I need to choose one, I would say it has to be HYDRANGEAS.  Hydrangeas come in many colors; white, green, blue, pink, and purples. They have a huge blossom and…

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This is my Story

By Tara Dixon | April 13, 2020

For me, arranging flowers to inspire and spark joy isn’t just a talent—it’s a passion. As a professional florist for over a decade, I have gained extensive experience with a variety of flowers. From creating simple bouquets to lavish displays—and everything in between—floral artistry truly is my calling. When people ask me what my favorite…

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Truly Blessed

By Tara Dixon | April 6, 2020

This Wedding Season is going to be a little different from other wedding season due to COVID-19.  I have many brides moving to a different day in the fall or postponing until 2021.  I email each one of my brides and et the know it was their choice on how to handle their wedding date…

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Romantic Gatsby Theme Wedding

By Tara Dixon | April 4, 2020

This wedding was in Centralia, WA at the Aerie Ballroom, this was a stunning and romantic venue for a gatsby themed wedding.   Kaitlyn wanted her flowers to be all white, blooms included; white hydrangeas, white gerbera daisy, white anemone, white roses, white spray roses, with a touch of gold and black in her bouquets. Kaitlyn’s…

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Simply Gorgeous Wedding

By Tara Dixon | April 4, 2020

  This Wedding in the Shadow of our majestic mountain was simple and magical all the way around.  While many couples focus on color Evelyn and Francisco opt to have all white flowers for their wedding, which in it’s simplicity, made it stand out.  It was important to Evelyn that all floral designs included olive…

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Gatsby Theme Wedding

By Tara Dixon | January 12, 2020

Kaitlyn and Evan were married last fall in The Aerie Ballroom – she wanted a Gatsby theme wedding with a color palette of  white, black and accents of gold. The ballroom set the perfect stage for their theme, she had black tables with gold china and service ware.  Kaitlyn had greenery and white hydrangeas design…

Deep Burgundy Wedding

By Tara Dixon | January 9, 2020

This Wedding was right before Christmas at The Lord Mansion in Olympia. The bride, Alyssa, wanted deep burgundies, reds and lots of greenery. Along with the burgundy, she wanted to make sure her wedding didn’t have a Christmas theme, so Alyssa decided to have pops of blush and pinks to balance the burgundy. The word…