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Video: Protea Design

Amy Lombardo - Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Protea is booming in popularity and many in the floral design industry are taking notice. The growth of this market is a success story worth following – even consumers are asking for it by name. Pioneer Imports & Wholesale makes it easy to embrace this trend with a gorgeous permanent botanical protea option you can start using in your bouquets and arrangements right away.

The wholesale silk protea available from Pioneer boasts lifelike petals, bold foliage, and realistically detailed stems. There are so many ways to use this eye-catching selection. This quick video shows just one technique as demonstrated by Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD.

This design uses the silk protea spray with 26” stem along with silk lacy fern bush and artificial berry stems – all available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. This arrangement will be placed in a gorgeous urn with an aged bronze finish that really pulls the pink and green tones together. 

Vonda begins by using snips to trim the silk protea stem down to fit the container. She creates a collar of artificial berries around the silk protea, spacing the bunches evenly for attractive balance. The artificial lacy fern bush serves as the final addition. Vonda places these with a sweeping horizontal distribution for a dramatic sense of movement. 

Once the elements are loosely arranged, Vonda takes a moment to snip the stems for even length. She then takes a length of floral twine to bind the arrangement together. Vonda places the completed composition in the urn – and the result is a gorgeous silk protea arrangement that can be used as a tall centerpiece or accent just about anywhere. 

You can find wholesale silk protea, artificial berries, and silk lacy fern bush all available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog. Use these elements to bulk up your permanent botanical toolbox to stay ready for any trend that comes your way.

Shop products from the video:
95200-00 “Mandalay” Urn 5x12”, Aged Bronze
FSP376PK Protea Spray 26”, Pink
PWS2641GR Lacy Fern Bush 30”, Green
PWB2241GCR Berry Stem 25”, Green/Cream

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Video: Pea Leaf Collection

Amy Lombardo - Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Are you looking for a way to add instant elegance to your next permanent botanical arrangement? Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD introduces a fantastic option in this quick video demonstration from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale.

The incredible Pea Leaf Collection is gorgeous and lifelike. These silk pea leaves feature bright variegated color for a sense of freshness that feels just-picked from the garden – from top to bottom, these selections look like the real deal right from the very first glance.

And best of all, silk pea leaves are a powerhouse of versatility. Use to fill in the bulk of an arrangement, as a sparing accent to bring out the best in an intricate composition, or even by itself! There is nothing that silk pea leaf cannot do.

Vonda begins by showcasing a few of the available size options. The Pea Leaf Collection includes a useful bush format for piecemeal placement, a six-foot garland convenient for largescale uses, and hanging bush with a lovely trailing tail. This video demonstration focuses on the hanging variety – in just a few seconds, Vonda transforms this piece into a display-ready work of art! 

The lovely Bailey metal wall hanger from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale serves as the container for this design. The rust patina serves as an excellent neutral backdrop that makes the vibrant pea leaf color pop even more.

Vonda had already prepared the container with a block of floral foam before beginning. She places individual sprigs of silk pea leaf first, then inserts the longer trails near the bottom side of the container. And it’s done! You can see how impressive this arrangement looks with just a few seconds of work.

This look is so easy to achieve! You can find the Pea Leaf Collection available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog, along with a wide variety of other silk foliage, silk flowers, and handsome wholesale containers. 

Shop products from the video:
PWG2720SG Pea Leaf & Berries Garland 6’, Sage
PWPL2721SG Pea Leaf & Berries Hanging Bush 33”, Sage
PWPL2722SG Pea Leaf & Berries Bush 19.5”, Sage
DF348G/20 Premium Dry Foam Bricks *20-piece case*
72570-00 “Bailey” Metal Wall Hanger 8x3.5”, Rust
72551-00 “Galveston” Rectangular Planter 24x4x4”, Rust

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Video: Frosty Meadow Dusty Miller Collection

Amy Lombardo - Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Dusty miller is a fantastically versatile piece for permanent botanical arrangements. This subtle silk foliage easily accommodates a wide range of accents, working well as a voluminous filler or even taking center stage in a design. 

In this video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD introduces an especially stunning selection available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale – the gorgeous Frosty Meadow Dusty Miller Collection. 

This line of wholesale silk foliage is available as a wreath, garland, or bush, allowing plenty of options for quick and detailed compositions alike. The attractive pastel coloration makes it especially easy to coordinate. And thanks to the variation of leaf sizes brought together in one format, this artificial dusty miller offers instant appeal right from the package.

In this quick time-lapse video, you can watch as Vonda creates a lovely arrangement using only pieces from the artificial dusty miller bush accented with silk wild rose for a dash of lavender color. 

Vonda begins with the Jovi ceramic pot, also available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale, outfitted with a block of floral foam. She inserts each sprig of silk dusty miller – carefully spaced for balance. She takes care to create a subtle sense of asymmetry for a natural look. The lavender wholesale silk roses are added last. 

The result looks fresh and exciting, like something picked right out of the garden. Thanks to the varied leaves on the wholesale silk dusty miller, this arrangement looks like it took so much more time and effort than it really did. And the best part? You can easily put your own spin on this basic design.

Explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog to stock up on wholesale silk dusty miller in wreath, garland, and bush formats – sure to come in handy time and time again. Pioneer also offers a diverse range of other wholesale silk flowers and accessories sure to bring your next permanent botanical arrangement to life.

Shop the complete Frosty Meadow Dusty Miller Collection here.

Shop products from the video:
PWDM2741FSG Dusty Miller Bush X9, 20”, Frosted Sage
PWW2742FSG Dusty Miller Wreath 21”, Frosted Sage
PWG2740FSG Dusty Miller Garland 6’, Frosted Sage
PWR2616LV Wild Rose Bush 15”, Lavender
DF348G/20 Premium Dry Foam Bricks *20-piece case*
94831-72 “Jovi” Ceramic Pot 5.25x6.25”, Black Pearl

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Video: Sakura Cherry Blossom Collection

Amy Lombardo - Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

When you think of springtime, what kind of flowers come to mind? Perhaps one of the strongest symbols of spring is the delightful cherry blossom – when the trees come to life with those soft clouds of delicate petals, you just know that spring is here to stay.

The traditional pink silk cherry blossoms are always a popular mainstay product, but Pioneer Imports & Wholesale knew the trend could go so much further. When people mentioned how they wished the silk cherry blossoms were available in white, Pioneer listened and created a new line of products in response!  

Pioneer Imports & Wholesale now offers a versatile line of white silk cherry blossoms, a gorgeous permanent botanical option with endless possibilities for creative coordination. These versatile wholesale cherry blossoms are ideal for a wide range of arrangements, gift baskets, and venue decorations for year-round appeal.

These white silk cherry blossoms are available in a premade wreath, a garland, and individual sprays – easy to use and enjoy.

In this video you can watch as Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD creates a sample arrangement using the white silk cherry blossom sprays. She begins with a handsome terracotta pot (also available from Pioneer) weathered with organic green and brown tones for a perfect springtime look. 

Vonda starts with the white silk cherry blossom spray, placing it into a block of floral foam to hold it in place. She gently bends the branchlike sections outward and up. Next, she adds individual stems of silk Helleborus in a bright chalk color. A perfect match! She ensures that these also angle outward and upward to create impressive volume while maintaining a light and airy springtime look.

The result is so elegant! This beautiful combination of wholesale silk flowers is ready for display anywhere. Customize this arrangement with your own creative color accents for instant coordination.

You can find all the supplies used in this video available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog, along with a diverse variety of other wholesale silk flowers, containers, and decorative accents. Brighten your next project with a splash of springtime appeal – these white silk cherry blossoms are sure to become a favorite with your clients and customers. 

Shop the complete Sakura Cherry Blossom Collection here.

Shop products from the video:
PWH2735CHK Helleborus X4, 20”, Chalk
PWC2304 Cherry Blossom Petit Spray
PWW2301 Cherry Blossom Wreath 24”
PWG2300PK Cherry Blossom Garland 60”, Pink
DF348G/20 Premium Dry Foam Bricks *20-piece case*
98710-00 Organic Pot 5x3.75”

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Video: Modern Farmhouse Collection

Amy Lombardo - Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

The chic farmhouse style is a timeless favorite finally finding its way back into the spotlight. This trend may be able to thank home decorating shows for the sudden resurgence, but this aesthetic is also a favorite for everything from weddings to baby showers and beyond. 

Pioneer Imports & Wholesale offers a range of permanent botanical products to help you meet the farmhouse-inspired requests of your customers and clients. The beautiful Modern Farmhouse Collection combines elements like twigs, realistic apples, and lifelike leaves to get that charming countryside appeal.

In this video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD introduces three styles to choose from – the wreath, the wall swag, and the versatile spray pick. Then, she creates a quick and easy composition to demonstrate the potential of this fantastic collection. 

Vonda begins with the Brynn metal wall container, also available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. Prepared with a bit of floral foam and moss this piece is a great starting point for a contemporary farmhouse-inspired arrangement. 

She simply inserts a few of the Modern Farmhouse Collection picks, taking a moment to align them in a dramatic sweeping diagonal orientation – and the result is spectacular. 

Pieces from the Modern Farmhouse Collection look fantastic by themselves or coordinated with other wholesale silk flowers and accents from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog. Let Pioneer help you make your next farmhouse-themed project an unforgettable hit. 

Shop the complete Modern Farmhouse Collection here.

Shop products from the video:
PWW2750GRCR Twig Wreath w/Apples & Foliage 22”, Green/Cream
PWAF2752GRCR Twig Spray w/Apples & Foliage 28”, Green/Cream
PWS2751GRCR Twig Swag w/Apples & Foliage 33”, Green/Cream
DF348G/20 Premium Dry Foam Bricks *20-piece case*
72561-00 “Brynn” Metal Wall Hanger 5.75x10x13.75”, Charcoal

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Video: High Energy Collection

Amy Lombardo - Friday, April 12, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Are you looking to energize your permanent botanical arrangements? Look no further than the High Energy Collection from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale! This collection of wholesale silk flowers spans a range of vibrant hues, perfect for products and occasions that call for a splash of color. 

Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI showcases a selection of the High Energy Collection in this video – bright orange, playful pink, and an electric aqua. She creates a small sample arrangement to show how exciting these colors look when paired together. 

The tri-color Modani ceramic pot from Pioneer serves as a base for this design. Vonda has already taken the time to outfit the container with a block of floral foam to hold the stem insertions upright.

Vonda begins by inserting tall cuttings of silk eucalyptus – the subdued dark blue color adds height without distracting from the rest of the composition. Next, she adds a grouping of silk hydrangea in bright French pink. This passionate color is applicable to a wide variety of themes and occasions, sure to become a favorite that you will reach for again and again.

Artificial berries create a cool waterfall effect hanging over the edge of the container. For this arrangement, Vonda has chosen a wholesale artificial berry spray in rich mauve that transitions to a fresh light green.

The final additions are silk gerbera daisies in vivid orange and silk ranunculus in aqua. She places these together in loose groups for a striking color-block effect. 

Explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog to see more of the High Energy Collection – bright silk flowers that look incredible on their own or paired together. Pioneer also offers a wide range of wholesale containers, artificial foliage, and unique accessories to help you set your permanent botanical arrangements apart from the rest.

Shop the complete High Energy Collection here.

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Video: Premium English Rose

Amy Lombardo - Monday, March 04, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

The classic English rose is an ever-popular choice for such a wide range of purposes – from weddings to commercial displays to property staging and beyond. Pioneer Imports & Wholesale offers a fantastically lifelike silk rose option for professionals who seek an especially high-end look for their permanent botanical arrangements. 

Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD introduces this premium selection by creating a sample arrangement in a quick video demonstration. She uses four of the available color options – beauty, red, salmon and white. 

This composition builds up from a fantastic silver-toned compote equipped with a small block of floral foam. Vonda begins with the foliage, silk seeded eucalyptus in a sophisticated earthy green color. She works her way around the edges to create a nice voluminous collar for the design. 

Next, Vonda begins adding the premium silk rose stems one by one. She takes care to keep each pairing close together in distinctive blocks of color. Once the silk roses are placed in the compote, she rotates the composition to show the gorgeous result. 

This centerpiece shows the versatility of this premium English rose collection, easily changed or adapted to suit your specific needs. You can find the silk roses and foliage showcased here within the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog. Pioneer offers a wide range of styles and colors to suit any occasion at any price point. 

Shop products from the video:
80307 – Premium English Rose Stem 20”, available in 4 colors (Beauty, Red, Salmon, White)
PWE1096GR – Eucalyptus Bush 22”, Green
DF348G/20 – Premium Dry Foam Bricks *20-piece case*
35040-00 – Desiray Compote 8”x7”, Silver

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Video: Brisbane Berry Eucalyptus Collection

Amy Lombardo - Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

There are so many ways to use silk eucalyptus in a permanent botanical arrangement – especially once you start considering the vast array of varieties and color options that can make each arrangement stand out from the rest. 

Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD introduces one especially interesting combination available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. The spectacular Brisbane Berry Eucalyptus Collection blends silk eucalyptus and silk lamb’s ear along with groupings of realistic berries interspersed throughout.

To showcase this exciting series, Vonda creates a small sample centerpiece that you can recreate in just a few steps. This centerpiece uses the Brisbane Berry Eucalyptus mixed bush option, but you can see the garland and wreath formats surrounding the workspace as well.

Vonda builds this sample centerpiece using the Verge Ceramic Cube as a base, which Vonda had previously prepared with a block of floral foam and a simple moss covering. Vonda inserts the silk eucalyptus and silk lambs ear sprigs in turn, taking care to create a uniform distribution with distinct color groupings. 

You can see how this arrangement comes together naturally. These colors and textures work so wonderfully together. And of course, you could always add your own accents to suit a specific event or theme. 

All the supplies used in this video are available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. Explore the Pioneer catalog to find an impressive selection of wholesale silk flowers, foliage, and containers – everything you need to create gorgeous arrangements that will really wow your customers and clients. 

Shop the complete Brisbane Berry Eucalyptus Collection here.
91661-00 – Verge Ceramic Cube 4.75x4.75, White 

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Video: Luxe Orchid Design

Amy Lombardo - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Fresh phalaenopsis are certainly gorgeous but you really need to check out the wholesale permanent botanical Phalaenopsis available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale – you can’t tell the difference! Not only are permanent botanical orchids less expensive, they are also more durable and stand up easier to everything from the arrangement process to shipping and transportation. 

In this video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI showcases a selection of the permanent botanical Phalaenopsis from Pioneer by creating a sample arrangement. These hearty selections give you that fresh phalaenopsis look with all the convenience permanent botanicals have to offer.

Vonda begins by introducing the container used for this design, the Laurel compote in radiant gold – also available from Pioneer. This piece has been prepared with a block of dry foam to hold the permanent botanicals in place. A light covering of moss hides the foam for a natural look.

Using a few silk magnolia leaves, Vonda prepares a natural-looking base to give the arrangement fullness and a pop of rich green color. Next, Vonda starts adding the faux orchids (these are the Real Touch variety) making sure that each one drapes downward in a different direction. She has chosen two different colorways for variation, the white and the verdant white green combination. 

The result? If you were in the same room as this arrangement, you just might feel tempted to reach out and touch these fabulous faux Phalaenopsis to make sure that they really are not fresh-picked. 

You can find all the supplies featured in this video available directly from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. Pioneer has the wholesale containers, permanent botanicals, and accessories you need to create fabulous arrangements just like this one.  

Shop products from the video:
PWO1110 – Phalaenopsis Orchid Spray 28”, available in 4 colors (Orchid, Purple/Green, White, White/Green)
DF348G/20 – Premium Dry Foam Bricks *20-piece case*
75131-00 – “Laurel” Compote 8x12”, Gold - (Sold Out)

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Video: Stunning Stems Floral Design

Amy Lombardo - Friday, February 15, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Realistic permanent botanicals can take a great decorative arrangement and make it truly breathtaking. In this video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD showcases a few of the most true-to-life wholesale silk flowers available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. Watch along as Vonda builds a sample arrangement to demonstrate just how powerful these pieces can be. 

This sample arrangement uses the gorgeous Mallory compote as a base, a vintage-inspired metallic container with a sophisticated look. Vonda prepared this piece prior to the beginning of the video by inserting a block of floral dry foam that will hold everything securely in place. A thin layer of moss helps camouflage the foam for a more natural look.

Vonda begins the demonstration by creating an asymmetrical halo of wholesale seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller. The contrast between these two muted greens creates a strong sense of depth right from the start.

Next, Vonda adds two stems of lovely silk phalaenopsis. She inserts these toward the edge, the shapes dramatically arching over the entire width of the arrangement. 

Silk calla lilies occupy the open space in the middle. These wholesale silk calla lilies are so realistic, even the stems are soft and flexible – just like the real thing. Because the stems are so soft, Vonda suggests making a hole in the floral foam with a harder object to make insertion easier. She used a marker with a similar width. 

A few pops of silk hydrangea round out the composition with a touch of volume. The result is truly impressive, a spectacular centerpiece that makes a huge impression with just a few carefully-selected ingredients. 

You can find all the wholesale silk flowers used in this video available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog. These premium selections are perfect for occasions where realism and quality are the top priority. These permanent botanicals look so lifelike, your customers and clients might find themselves touching the petals to see if they’re real. 

Shop products from the video:
PWH2729CRGR – Premium Hydrangea Stem 19”, Cream/Green
PWDM1142GR – Dusty Miller Spray 22”, Green
PWC0108WH – Calla Lily Stem 19”, White
PWO1110OC – Phalaenopsis Orchid Spray 28”, Orchid
PWE1096GR – Eucalyptus Bush 22”, Green
DF348G/20 – Premium Dry Foam Bricks *20-piece case*
35350-50 – “Mallory” Compote 5.75x6.5”, Silver

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