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Video: True Cream Event Design

Orders Pioneer - Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

A powerful addition to any designer’s toolbox, soft cream tones are a mainstay of wedding season and a range of everyday themes. But, as Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI points out, finding that true cream color often proves to be quite a challenge.  

Not only is it rare to find that perfect shade of warm yet bright cream, but it can be almost impossible to find cream tones that match across a variety of silk flower styles. But Pioneer Imports & Wholesale is here to help – Pioneer offers a wide range of silk flowers in that idyllic True Cream color, readily available to make your next permanent botanical project so much easier. 

This fabulous True Cream range spans all the most popular permanent botanical requests – silk hydrangea, silk cabbage rose, silk peony, silk dahlia, and so many other varieties you might want for your wedding clients or everyday designs. 

Vonda has created a beautiful arrangement in the Fairy Tale Compote container to demonstrate how well these silk flowers work together. Besides the silk flowers listed earlier, Vonda has also added brilliant trails of silk maidenhair fern to show how easily these True Cream selections work with other common accents. 

Explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website to see the entire range of wholesale silk flowers in True Cream along with a vibrant spectrum of other colors. Pioneer offers an incredible selection of silk flowers, wholesale containers, and useful accessories for every style and occasion. 

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Video: Sunflower Fields Collection

Orders Pioneer - Monday, July 30, 2018
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

This video tackles the topic of choosing the appropriate quality of wholesale silk flowers for a project. Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD uses two silk sunflower bushes from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale as examples. 

One variety combines the best of realism with an accessible price point, easy on the wallet without sacrificing on style – Vonda refers to this as a “Better” option. The other variety features breathtaking detail and vibrant lifelike quality, deserving of the “Best” designation suitable for use as a true focal point in a permanent botanical arrangement. 

But choosing between a “Better” option and a “Best” option can be difficult. Vonda’s favorite tip for making an appropriate selection involves first considering the container you will be using for the arrangement. This example compares a substantial concrete container with a handsome small metal pot. 

As Vonda points out, placing the smaller silk sunflowers in the substantial container creates a bit of a visual imbalance. On the other hand, the simple metal container allows the basic silk sunflower bush to shine with its full potential. The same applies to the voluminous and extra-realistic silk sunflowers and their coordinated high-end container.

Vonda creates sample arrangements with both silk sunflower bushes to demonstrate this concept in action. Perfectly balanced compositions result – you can see each silk flower and container combination playing off the strengths of their individual components. 

You can find both the “Better” and the “Best” silk sunflower bushes available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog. Pioneer also offers a diverse array of other wholesale silk flower varieties and wholesale containers, spanning a truly impressive spectrum of colors and styles for every occasion. Explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog to find the ideal products for your upcoming projects. 

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PWB1042MURD – Baby Grass Bush, x5, 20”, Mustard/Flame

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Video: How To: Create A Wildflower Design

Amanda Thomas - Friday, July 27, 2018

Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Kathy L. Hall


If you’ve ever felt inspired by simply picking wildflowers, this design will really appeal to you and your customers are going to love it.


Pioneer Imports & Wholesale has really captured that with some of the looks you’re seeing the in their wholesale silk flowers catalog. The colors and shapes will take you right into the fields of flowers you remember. 


Here you can create a design that is perfect for showcasing these florals, using their two-tone yellow, purple and pink wildflower bushes. There are so many varieties available, you can try more creations later.


This particular design clusters the blossoms into groupings as they would appear in the wild. The look is so natural it lends itself very well to use in multiple locations and to satisfy many clients.


You’ll find the 3-part planter among Pioneer’s wholesale containers. Combining it with a piece of curly willow around the wood planter will give it extra texture and a “found” feel. Use bind wire to secure it.


Now, you’re ready to begin inserting the beautiful wildflowers, beginning with the larger anemones in the center to ground the piece and provide a focal point.
Move on to adding the purple thistle on one side and the green on the other, which creates a pleasing sightline. 


Now, group the blue flowers around the green thistle and the yellow with the purple to give the overall look of a naturally-occurring group of wildflowers. You’ll see the finished product as a compliment to many client environments, giving off an innate feeling of tranquility.


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Video: Harvest Sunrise Collection

Orders Pioneer - Monday, July 23, 2018

Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.


Explore the Harvest Sunrise Collection from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale with this quick video demonstration by Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI. 


Vonda begins with an introduction to the distinctive colorway used by this collection – the traditional fall colors of golden orange, cream, and bright flame red. The accompanying containers feature a stripe of muted gold to draw out the elegance of the silk flowers. 


This tutorial uses a single bush containing a mix of silk dahlia, silk anemone, and silk hydrangea along with a few smaller accents. Vonda cuts each individual blossom from the bush and uses them to create two distinct arrangements. 


Vonda begins by placing the large silk dahlias into the center of each container. She alternates between the other types of silk flowers to create an even and balanced composition. 


Silk silver dollar eucalyptus serves as the final addition to these simple arrangements. She carefully inserts each spray to collar the design and add height or extend visual weight where needed.


In the background of the video, you will see the matching wreath that accompanies the Harvest Sunrise Collection. This piece is ready to display as it stands, but Vonda has complemented one side with the silk silver dollar eucalyptus to show how easily this piece takes to customized additions.  


You can find the entire Harvest Sunrise Collection available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website, along with a wide range of other wholesale silk flowers, containers, accessories, and so much more. Pioneer offers everything you need to create gorgeous arrangements for every event or occasion.


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PWW3362YLFL – Dahlia, Anemone & Hydrangea Wreath, 22”, Yellow/Flame/Green
PWMX3361YLFL – Mixed Dahlia, Anemone & Hydrangea Bush, x16, 21”, Yellow/Flame/Green
PWE1094GYGR – Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Bush, x6, 22”, Gray/Green 
94832-10 – “Jovi” Ceramic Pot, 6.25” x 7”, Matte White

94831-10 – “Jovi” Ceramic Pot, 5.25” x 6.25”, Matte White


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Top 10 Best Sellers in June

Orders Pioneer - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

1. EUCALYPTUS GARLAND 6' - #PWG1098GR

This beautiful eucalyptus garland is perfect for weddings and events!


2. HANGING WISTERIA BRANCH 67" - #PWW2330WH

This spray is absolutely stunning and works perfectly for wedding arches and decor.  


3. EUCALYPTUS BUSH 22" - #PWE1096GR

This beautiful eucalyptus bush complements any bouquet or floral arrangement.  It is an excellent choice for including greenery in weddings and home decor.


4. BOXWOOD BUSH X6, 12" - #PWB2030GCR

Boxwood is perpetually a customer favorite. Therefore, it's not surprising this beautiful boxwood in green/cream was a top seller last month. This item is also available in natural green.


5. HANGING BOXWOOD X5, 32" - #PWB2033GR

Greenery continues to be a hugely popular wedding trend.  This boxwood is perfect for adding hanging elements to your event.


6. SILVER DOLLAR EUCALYPTUS BUSH x6, 23" - #PWE1090GWH

This beautiful silver dollar eucalyptus bush complements any bouquet or floral arrangement, and it is still a very popular choice for brides.


7. SUNFLOWER BUSH x7, 20" - #PWS2400YL

Who doesn't love sunflowers? This beautiful sunflower bush, available in three colors, has seven stems and is perfect for creating a summer or fall centerpiece.



8. RECTANGULAR WILLOW BASKET SET OF 3 - #2003UP

Set of 3 rectangular willow baskets often used for gift baskets.


9. PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID STEM 33" - #PWO1107WH

This elegant orchid is often used for weddings and is available in three colors (white, burgundy and purple), but white was the best-selling color in June.


10. EUCALYPTUS WREATH 24" - #PWW1097GR

This eucalyptus wreath adds a rich, vibrant green to any wall or door.


Video: Tuscan Villa Collection

Orders Pioneer - Monday, July 09, 2018

Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by:  Lisa B.


The colors of the Tuscan landscape span a range of rich hues - the dusty greens and golds of established vineyards, the bright orange terracotta and red brick of the cities, the deep blue sky and bright waters of the coast. 


Pioneer Imports & Wholesale captures that nostalgic palette in a vibrant range of permanent botanicals and accessories called the Tuscan Villa Collection. This quick video tutorial explores the potential of this collection by creating an example centerpiece design as demonstrated by Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD.  


Vonda builds this composition around a perfectly coordinated container – the Maverick metal compote – also available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale.


Silk eucalyptus in a dusty blue serves as the first addition to the centerpiece. Vonda carefully places each pick to radiate from the center for width and height. Next, she takes pieces trimmed from the silk spiny wood fern bush in yellow/orange and creates a halo around the edges for a nice downward trail.


Tall picks of silk sweet pea in gold serve as a perfect addition to the middle of the design, adding height and balancing the yellow of the fern.  


Vonda saves the bolder colors for last. Large blossoms of turquoise silk hydrangea stand in dramatic contrast to the warmer tones used throughout the centerpiece, immediately capturing attention and adding energy to the composition. Silk ranunculus in fall orange heightens this contrast and contributes a greater sense of visual weight overall. 


The result is warm and nostalgic with fresh energetic elements – a reflection of an adventure into the Tuscan countryside. 


You can find the silk flowers used in this demonstration along with the rest of the Tuscan Villa Collection readily available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale, plus a wide variety of coordinated wholesale containers and accessories to match. Explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog to find distinctive pieces that perfectly reflect the unique needs of your customers. 

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74710-60 – “Maverick” Metal Compote, 6” x 6” x 4.5”, Copper

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