Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

Interflora February 28, 2010



The 13th Interflora World Cup Competition will be held on Friday 26 March 2010 through until Sunday 28 March 2010 in Shanghai together with a unique spectacular floral fashion event presented by leading floral designers.


This is the first time the Interflora World Cup Competition has been staged in China and will showcase the city of Shanghai.

Interflora, being active in China through the partnership with Uniflorist since 2008, is developing the Chinese market of fresh cut flowers. I hope their marketing effort would change Chineses’ flower offering habits. However, I am not so sure that they will much improve the taste for floral art of the average Chinese, because even in Europe (at least in France) the bouquets of Interflora are not quite sophisticated nor original.



My vases (2) February 3, 2010

I found this second-hand made-in-England Chinese style vase at a “Brocante” (A kind of French shops where the “patron” accepts and sells goods on behalf of vendors. The parton charges a commission based on the selling price. The goods are normally things such as old furniture / ornaments / bric-a-brac.)


My flower book (19): Lilies

Lily is not favorite flower. Generally I prefer small naturel style fragile-looking flowers with irregular petals and foliage. As you can see, the lily flower has noting to do with the style I described. The only sort of lily I like is the longiflorum which has long, narrow and cream-colored flowers.


However, when I saw these orange lilies with their cute little buttons, I felt very keen to decorate my hall with them. I knew that with the heat at home, the buttons would be open very soon and this can last all the week, maybe even longer. In order to have a denser bouquet, I have chosen white Peruvian lilies and arranged them lower than the lilies.


Usually we pick off pistil of lily because pollen can stain the flowers. Here I have left them because I like their brown color with give a dynamic touch to the bouquet.