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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.


Shop the complete Harvest Sunrise Collection here.

Shop products from the video:

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


Watch the video here!

Video: How To: Design With Summer Sun Collection

Amanda Thomas - Thursday, June 21, 2018

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


The Summer Sun Collection is a brilliant display of hues from the orange, red and yellow color palates. This grouping is centered around what are sometimes called the “happy” colors, and give off the feeling of being truly alive.


Celebrate the colors of summer with a bright and vibrant centerpiece, whether for a picnic, an outdoor wedding or perhaps an informal dining table.


Prepare and place the coppery rimmed metal container on your work space. Now, using the summer wreath, pluck some branches from the backside to give the centerpiece texture. Tape the branches to a wire for length and set aside for insertion into the base later.


Now, begin adding the lovely red zinnias, orange poppies and bright yellow sunflowers into a bouquet, somewhat evenly spread across the space. Once all the flowers are pleasingly placed, add fern branches to the ends to elongate the look. Now, add in leaves for filling and texture, and top off with the branches you’ve prepared from the back of the wreath.


Now you will have a complete and stunning summer look, ready for your customers to use to compliment the summer season for their event or simply around their homes or offices.


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Video: Gourmand Terrace Collection

Amanda Thomas - Monday, June 04, 2018

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


Pioneer Imports & Wholesale has put together a dynamite collection for your clients who love their travel experiences and treasure the feeling of being abroad. This grouping of foliage and containers will offer them the sense of being on a café terrace overlooking an olive garden or perhaps on the patio sipping wine with the smell of rosemary and lemons in the air.


Wherever they’ve been or want to go, the sense of culinary potages and edible plants are part of it and you’ll find a great selection here. Lush foliage and olive branches combine with rosemary and both lemons and their leaves to create the ambiance they’re seeking.

The Norman metal pots, which come in four sizes, add a bit of the rustic and are perfect for both the olive topiary and the rosemary plants in the collection. You can just imagine a few lined up on a short stone wall, so you may want to display them with that feel for your clientele.

The lemon leaf wreath and garland are lovely in their simplicity and very adaptable to various decorating schemes, as subtle accents or to unify an overall theme.

Tour Our Spring/Summer 2018 Showroom!

Amanda Thomas - Thursday, April 05, 2018

Spring is in full swing at Pioneer Imports & Wholesale! Come see our Spring & Summer 2018 Showroom for yourself or take a virtual tour below. Our showroom is located at 500 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, Ohio 44017 and our hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We'd love to see you!



Please note: Vendor’s license in a related trade is required.

Video: The Sydney Eucalyptus Collection

Amanda Thomas - Friday, March 30, 2018
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

With its versatile aesthetic and wide variety of decorative applications, the gorgeous Sydney Eucalyptus Collection from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale continues to grow in popularity. In this video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI takes a closer look at this stunning silk foliage and demonstrates a few creative ways to use it. 


Vonda begins by highlighting the brilliant depth and coloration of the artificial Sydney eucalyptus sprigs. This subdued bluish green is a highly sought-after color for weddings but remains a versatile option for everyday display as well. 

Pioneer’s eucalyptus from the Sydney Collection features intricate detailing that instantly elevates any arrangement.  

Next, Vonda uses a garland of eucalyptus to create a quick impromptu table runner. This selection is beautiful on its own but could just as easily accommodate other accessories or additions as well, as Vonda demonstrates with ribbon and silk flowers. 

The small bouquet itself serves as another splendid example of the way artificial eucalyptus can add color and detail to any type of floral composition. 

Silk eucalyptus from Pioneer’s Sydney Collection is an exceptionally useful item for wedding season, for use in table runners or bouquets, but the possibilities are truly endless. Explore the rest of the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website to find more fresh ideas for your wholesale greenery needs.


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Video: Quick & Easy - Accenting Fall Wreaths

Sarah Botchick - Sunday, November 26, 2017

Quick & Easy: Accenting Fall Wreaths

Video summary written for Pioneer Imports by: Lisa B. 

When it comes to seasonal decorations, few options are more popular than the ever-versatile wreath. Pioneer offers a diverse range of pre-made wholesale wreath designs that are ready to hang – along with a huge selection of enhancements that can take each wreath to the next level.

This video demonstrates one way to elevate an autumn wreath with simple yet effective additions. Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI walks through the process of preparing boxwood bush sprigs to back a large fall-inspired bow.

The 20" maple, anemone, and pumpkin wreath from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale serves as a striking base for this project. First, Vonda takes time to fluff and arrange the wreath to bring the decorative pumpkins, gourds, and flowers to the forefront. Take special care creating a wide enough gap to accommodate the ribbon arrangement.

Vonda then prepares a bundle of boxwood that will sit behind the bow. The subdued yellow boxwood color stands out against the rich burgundy, orange, and olive tones of the wreath, providing a contrasting background to make the matching ribbon pop. Slide the boxwood foliage toward the top of the stem to give it a fuller and more dynamic look.

Overlapping the boxwood stems end-to-end makes it easier to tie them together with a bit of bind wire. Vonda arranges boxwood stems across the gap to create a handsome bed for the bow – the bow used in this video is composed of two different types of fall-colored ribbon for excellent volume and texture.

Vonda finishes the design by attaching the boxwood and ribbon to the wreath with a little more bind wire. Tidy up the composition by arranging the bow as desired. Lightly wrapping the bow among the pumpkins and flowers gives it a real sense of movement that catches the eye.

Pre-made wreaths from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale are a tremendous time saver, intricate and elegant enough to display on their own. But as Vonda's creative arrangement demonstrates, the availability of additional enhancements from the Pioneer catalog ensures that your customization options are truly endless.

Shop our selection of wholesale ribbon, wreaths, and enhancements to find the perfect ingredients for your next autumn display!

#PWW3341OG – Maple, Anemone, & Pumpkin Wreath 20" – Orange

#PWB2031 – Boxwood Bush x9 20" – Dusty Yellow

#XRT072 – "Trends" High End Ribbon Assortment, 5-10 Yard Rolls of Assorted Widths – Fall

#IHP-40-50 - #40 Wired Harvest Plaid 2.5x50yd 


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