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Video: Poppy Party Collection

Amy Lombardo - Monday, May 06, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Are you looking to add punchy color and whimsical texture to your next permanent botanical arrangement? The dramatic look of poppies just might be the solution you need! Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI shows off a gorgeous selection of silk poppies in this quick and easy video demonstration.

Vonda is working with the wholesale silk poppies from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale – these beautiful pieces look like they were picked fresh from the fields, yet they maintain that lasting versatility designers love so much about permanent botanical solutions. She also uses smart silk foliage and accents, also available from Pioneer, to give this bouquet a full natural look your clients are sure to adore.  

Using the orange silk poppies, Vonda creates a bright and vibrant core for the heart of the bouquet. The deep red silk poppies are arranged toward the outside to create a subtle gradient effect. 

White silk delphinium is the next addition. Vonda places these toward the rear of the design, serving as a sort of elegant floral backdrop. Their tall tendrils of blossoms add height and shape to the overall composition. For a more specialized theme, Pioneer offers this lovely silk delphinium in a wide range of other colors as well.

Vonda uses wholesale silk foliage to round out the bouquet. Here, she uses silk lacy fern bush in a bold deep green color. Not only does this selection add incredible fullness to the arrangement, it also gives the bouquet a more natural look for that “fresh picked” feeling. 

Once all the components are layered approximately where desired, Vonda secures them together with a short length of floral wire. Then, she adjusts each individual element for volume and spacing. Once satisfied, she covers the floral wire with cream ribbon tied in a bow. The ribbon is a fantastic complement to the silk delphinium – a fantastic way to tie this bouquet together, both literally and figuratively.

You can find these amazing silk poppies, silk delphinium, and silk lacy fern all available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog. Pioneer can help you build up a diverse stock of wholesale permanent botanicals so you can build creative bouquets and floral arrangements for any occasion. 

Shop the complete Poppy Party Collection here.

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PWS2641GR Lacy Fern Bush 30”, Green
PWD2331CHK Delphinium Bundle X3, 31”, Chalk
GTP103REBC Poppy Spray X2, 28”, Red Brick
GTP103OR Poppy Spray X2, 28”, Orange

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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.

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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.

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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: 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: Watercolor Garden Collection

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

Follow along with this quick video as Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD creates two gorgeous permanent botanical arrangements using the Watercolor Garden collection from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. 

This wholesale silk flower collection features a whimsical blend of soft pastels and punchy vibrant hues across a spectrum of pinks, lavenders, greens, and beyond. Using the Watercolor Garden line is a fantastic way to create your own Monet-inspired designs that exude a peaceful springtime vibe. 

In this video, Vonda creates a pair of companion pieces – perfect for display together. Both are arranged in the fresh mint-colored Fremont bowl, a cool mosaic design that offers a contemporary decorative touch. 

Vonda begins with the short and wide version of the Fremont bowl. She places an initial tuft of voluminous silk hydrangea in lavender, stems trimmed short. A selection of silk cabbage rose in yellow blush is added as a distinct grouping to give the arrangement a modern asymmetrical feel. A small spray of silk dusty miller finishes the piece with natural flair.

Next comes an arrangement for the taller container. Vonda begins by adding silk dusty miller around the edges to create an elegant collar. Tall, long stems of silk sweet pea stand at the center of this design while lavender hydrangea forms a bed of silk petals at the bottom. 

Vonda begins to fill in the middle height portion with a peppering of peach silk ranunculus. You may notice that she ends up with one left. Vonda simply tucks this final piece in with the first arrangement – a great way to tie the two pieces together. Long stems of rich magenta helleborus adds one last splash of color to ensure this tall composition stands out as a true focal point.

The result is a fabulous pair of permanent botanical arrangements great for display together or apart. Both capture the spirit of springtime using smart design techniques and, of course, the light and airy Watercolor Garden color palette. 

You can find the supplies used in this video within the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog. Use wholesale silk flowers from the Watercolor Garden collection to make sure you’re always ready for any big springtime projects that come your way. Or take advantage of these versatile hues to mix and match creative combinations for any occasion.

Shop the complete Watercolor Garden Collection here.

97720-00 – “Fremont” Vase 3.75x4”, Mint
97726-00 – “Fremont” Bowl 4.75x2.75”, Mint

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Video: Victoria Eucalyptus Collection

Amy Lombardo - Saturday, February 09, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

While the silk eucalyptus trend remains stronger than ever, this selection is a truly timeless mainstay in the toolbox of many who work with permanent botanical arrangements – a versatile choice any time a project calls for an earthy and organic silk foliage. 

Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD showcases the Victoria Eucalyptus Collection in this quick video demonstration. This collection from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale features a gorgeous blue/green/gray color, a bright and lively choice that fits well with a wide variety of color palettes. She begins by introducing three form factors: the garland, wreath, and bush.

For this sample arrangement, Vonda will be using the silk eucalyptus bush option. The gorgeous ceramic compote has been prepared with a block of floral foam to hold the permanent botanical selections in place, covered with a layer of moss for a natural and inconspicuous look. 

Vonda adds each sprig of wholesale silk eucalyptus one at a time, starting on one side and working her way around the edges. She carefully fills in the composition for even height and volume. 

The result is a super-simple, super-quick permanent botanical arrangement that would look fantastic anywhere. This look is easy to modify for custom themes – add your favorite silk flowers and foliage accents or switch up the container to achieve a different style. The sky is the limit with a selection as versatile as silk eucalyptus from the Victoria Collection.

You can find this gorgeous Victoria Collection silk eucalyptus available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog, along with a wide variety of other wholesale silk eucalyptus options to suit any occasion and any style.  

Shop the complete Victoria Eucalyptus Collection here.

Shop products from the video:
PWE1094GYGR – Premium Eucalyptus Bush X6, 22”, Gray/Green
PWW1120GYGR – Premium Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Wreath 22”, Gray/Green
PWG1121GYGR – Premium Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Garland 50”, Gray/Green
DF348G/20 – Premium Dry Foam Bricks *20-piece case*
96740-00 – “Benoit” Ceramic Compote 6.25x.5.75”, White

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Video: Haven Collection

Amy Lombardo - Saturday, February 09, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Soft colors can infuse any occasion with an atmosphere of warmth and calm. The gorgeous Haven Collection from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale features a color palette of serene pastels – versatile and easy to coordinate. 

Are you looking for pastel inspiration? Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD showcases the Haven Collection in this quick video demonstration. Follow along as Vonda builds a bouquet using a small selection of wholesale silk flowers in this beautiful colorway.

Vonda begins the construction process by creating a base of foliage starting with silk eucalyptus in a light sage color. She adds silk maidenhair fern to create a trailing halo around the edges. 

Silk flowers from the Haven Collection are the next addition. You will notice that Vonda periodically stops to bind the bouquet with floral wire – this helps ensure the groupings remain securely in place. Vonda adds the blue silk hydrangea first and then binds her progress before making some subtle adjustments to the layout. 

Next is the silk cabbage rose in Vanilla Dream, followed by the Rose Quartz silk ranunculus. Her final additions are the silk green helleborus and silk sweet pea. She takes time to bind the arrangement between each grouping. Vonda has kept each color relatively close together, creating a wonderful color block effect. 

Once she has added all the Haven Collection silk flowers, Vonda binds the bouquet together one last time before trimming the stems for a tidy and even look. She wraps pink ribbon around the entire stem grouping to create a comfortable handle. The ribbon makes the rose quartz ranunculus really pop – feel free to get creative with your ribbon color choices to accentuate the color you want to emphasize the most.

After a little bit of fluffing and readjustments, Vonda displays the result – a fabulous bouquet that perfectly embodies the warm and serene look of the Haven Collection.

Explore the Pioneer catalog to find all the wholesale silk flowers used in this demonstration, plus so many more. 

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Video: Gray Succulents Design

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

Modern design palettes are taking advantage of grays more and more. This neutral serves as a strong base for a variety of popular styles, from minimalist to industrial to contemporary chic. Gray accommodates dark and light themes equally well while helping any other accent colors pop. 

Professionals who specialize in home or event décor can benefit from having a wide array of permanent botanicals with gray undertones. Artificial succulents are especially versatile and up-to-date. Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI shows off a few examples available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale – you can see the appeal of these beautiful gray succulents with the simple arrangement she creates.

Vonda begins with a ceramic bowl with a calming gray glaze, a fantastic choice to bring out the gray within the wholesale artificial succulents to be used in this composition. This bowl has been prepared with a block of dry floral foam to hold the artificial succulents in place. A layer of moss conceals the foam for a more natural look. To create a desert theme, you could choose to use small pebbles instead.

A quick time-lapse shows the creation of this handsome arrangement. Vonda begins with the larger artificial echeveria picks and works her way to the smaller bundle. You can see how plump and lifelike each one looks – just like real succulents. 

Explore the Pioneer Catalog to find the wholesale artificial succulents used in this video, along with a wide variety of others. These gray artificial succulents are a useful addition to any designer’s toolbox – sure to prove useful as focal points and small accent pieces alike. 

Shop the complete Gray Succulents Collection here.

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CE9222GYFS – Echeveria Pick 7.5”, Gray Frosted
CE4194GRBU – Soft Echeveria Pick 9”, Green/Burgundy
CE1325GYGR – Echeveria Pick X3, 8”, Gray/Green
CM0165GRGY – Echeveria Pick 6”, Green/Gray
DF348G/20 – Premium Dry Foam Bricks *20-piece case*
93915-00 – “Polly” Ceramic Bowl 7.75x3.5”, Light Blue

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