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Fact Friday: Mitad Del Mundo

Posted by Christina - February 22, 2018

The earth has always been a topic of curiosity to humankind and science. Astronomers, geographers, scientists, and chemists have solved the most mysterious theories and phenomena throughout the centuries. Once it was proven the earth was indeed round, a geodesic mission to find the center of the earth began in 1735. Two missions were launched […]

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Bizcochos de Cayambe

Travel Diary: Visiting El Quinche in Ecuador

Posted by Christina - February 14, 2018

January 11th, 2018 Quinche, Ecuador Our second day in Ecuador continued in the town of El Quinche. It is located northeast of Quito between Puembo (our hosteria or hotel) and Guayllabamba, and east Mariscal Sucre International Airport. This town is notable for a church. After the Spanish conquest, Catholicism became the predominant religion. El Santuario […]

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Fact Friday: The Legend of Catuña

Posted by Christina - February 02, 2018

Legend has it that the 16th century San Francisco church was constructed on a pact with the devil. An indigenous native named Catuña, was hired by the Franciscan friars to complete the project in six months. Catuña and his men worked tirelessly but much was left to finish. On the eve of the deadline, the […]

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Rose Farm Nursery

Travel Diary: Virgin Farms Goes to Ecuador

Posted by Christina - January 22, 2018

January 10th, 2018 Today we embark on a journey to Ecuador. It’s close to Valentine’s Day season and we will be visiting our farms. Most cultivate roses and others are growers of calla lilies, asiatic and oriental lilies, and other focal flowers and fillers. Our flight takes off at 3:55 p.m. and we arrive at […]

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Chilean Peony Season 2017

Posted by Christina - October 31, 2017

Chilean peony season has begun, and we are excited for you all. Fall and winter weddings get a touch of elegance with an abundant bouquet of heavenly peonies. This season will last from November to early January. As the weeks advance, different varieties will rotate in and out of production, but you’ll get to see […]

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Throwback Thursday: Trip to Ecuadorian Rose Farms

Posted by Christina - August 03, 2017

When you receive your roses from Virgin Farms, it’s not just a product. There’s a story to each rose, from the time it is planted in the ground to the time they are harvested. In September we will be visiting the farms to take you on a journey of the cultivation process. The pictures below […]

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Floral Varieties for Prom Corsages & Boutonnieres

Posted by Christina - April 12, 2017

 

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Preserved Roses at Virgin Farms

Posted by Christina - March 15, 2017

What if the beauty of a rose lasted forever? Our innovative product line brings the magic of the enchanted rose from Beauty & the Beast to life. The roses are natural with petals soft to the touch. They have been harvested and cut at the perfect aperture. The rose then undergoes a preservation process and […]

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Shipping Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Posted by Christina - January 19, 2017

It’s Valentine’s Day season again! The year 2016 raced by quickly, and here we are in January 2017 ready for another exciting holiday. By now you all have started making preparations for your shop: order fresh cut flowers, stock design materials, begin advertising campaigns, and hire extra helpers. At Virgin Farms we also make preparations, and when […]

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Autumn Flowers 2016

Posted by Christina - September 13, 2016

There’s something wholesome about the fall season. The changing foliage, the crisp air, the warm shades of nature—dormant, yet vivacious all at once. This quarter is one of the most abundant in varieties throughout the floral year. Our flowers come from all over the world, which allows us to bring the most unique flowers to […]

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Principles of Flower Design

Posted by Christina - May 27, 2016

The art of designing floral arrangements may seem simple. Just grab a bunch of flowers, put them in a vase and voila! You are a designer. To really master a profession, dedicate yourself to learning a profession well through preparation. Take classes, read articles and watch tutorials, or intern with a professional designer to learn […]

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Say, I Do to Our Luxury Fresh Cut Flowers

Posted by Christina - May 11, 2016

A bouquet tells a story. As the bride walks down the aisle, the bouquet she holds in her hands should convey her personality and exude grace. It is a key accessory, and essentially an extension of the bridal gown. To create a masterpiece, an artist must use the best medium. For a floral designer, flowers are […]

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