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Video: Design Demo: Let's Get Tropical

Amy Lombardo - Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Tropicals are hotter than ever right now! Pioneer Imports & Wholesale has listened to the needs of floral designers to provide wholesale permanent botanicals that can transform the way they approach tropical arrangements. 

Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD introduces a small selection of artificial tropical leaves from the Pioneer catalog with this quick video demonstration. 

The biggest current trend is simple drop-in designs – incredibly simple yet super stylish. You can see these all over the pages of shelter magazines, so it makes sense to have a few on the shelves for your customers.

Vonda begins with her personal favorite, fatsia, taking some time to note how realistic and true-to-life this permanent botanical looks. She pairs it with the beautiful “Reveal” vase, bending the stem for more accurate placement within the container. 

Next, Vonda repeats the process with a dramatic fan palm spray and a cobalt blue glass vase filled with decorative pebbles to balance the weight of the piece. The combination looks stunning! 

These simple drop-ins are sure to capture attention. Explore the rest of the tropical line from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale, along with the wide selection of wholesale containers, to create innovative pairings your customers will fall in love with.

Shop products from the video:
HSP124GR Fan Palm Spray 28”, Green (sold out)
PSF732GR Fatsia Leaf Spray 19”, Green
35003-00 Cobalt Glass Vase 3x7.25”, Cobalt Blue
35334-00 “Reveal” Vase 4.5x6”, Seafoam

Watch the video here!

Video: How To: Traditional Meets Tropical

Amy Lombardo - Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Tropical floral designs are everywhere – and chances are that you’re going to continue to see this theme grow stronger and more popular especially through the warmer months. 

If your next permanent botanical project can benefit from a touch of tropical flair but you don’t want to go with a full tropical theme, this video demonstration just might offer a little inspiration. Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD shows how to integrate artificial tropical foliage with the traditional silk flower favorites you already have in your toolkit. 

Vonda starts this quick demonstration with a bold artificial philodendron branch available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. This lovely piece is so detailed and realistic, with a deep green color that goes great with any accents you might want to add.

For this arrangement, Vonda weaves in a touch of silk lacy fern bush to boost volume and variation. She adds a vibrant splash of color with wholesale silk ranunculus flowers also available from Pioneer. She chooses three classic colors – burgundy wine, light pink, and a calm neutral chalk. 

The result blends traditional and tropical elements seamlessly. Dig into your silk flower reserves or explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog to find more permanent botanical accents you can add to make this design your own.  

Shop products from the video:
PWPV Selloum Philo Branch 52”, Green
PWS2641Gr Lacy Fern Bush 30”, Green (sold out)
PWR1020 Ranunculus Stem 23”, available in 4 colors 
(Burgundy Wine, Chalk , Light Pink, Vanilla Dream)

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Video: Sweet Pea

Amy Lombardo - Monday, July 29, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

While sweet pea is often used as a term of endearment, in the floral world it can only mean one thing – sweet pea! This cheerful flower features simple petals and jaunty leggy stems, a surefire way to bring character to any arrangement. 

Pioneer Imports & Wholesale offers silk sweet pea in a range of vibrant colors ideal for a wide range of permanent botanical projects. Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD creates two sample arrangements in this quick video demonstration, making both with just a single bush of wholesale artificial sweet pea from Pioneer.

Vonda begins with two corrugated metal containers for modern rustic style. Prior to the beginning of the video, these containers had been prepared with blocks of ordinary floral foam and hidden with a light layer of moss.

The creation process is simple. Vonda simply places the yellow silk sweet pea stems into the foam, varying the heights and angles for a nice natural look. 

It’s that simple! You can see how the silk sweet pea selections from Pioneer create quite an impact even on their own. Of course, you could easily put your own spin on this design by playing with silk foliage additions and creative permanent botanical accents. 

Explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog to get these permanent botanical sweet pea selections for your own floral design toolbox – along with a fabulous selection of other wholesale silk flowers, wholesale containers, dazzling accents, and everyday floral design tools. 

Shop products from the video:
#PWS2613 Sweet Pea Bush x4, 20.5” Blue, Purple, Bright Pink, Yellow Gold
#74251-00 “Norah” Metal Vase 4.5x5.5”
#74250-00 “Norah” Metal Votive Sized Vase 3x3”

Watch the video here!