Thursday, September 29, 2011

Don't forget the sunflowers!

A touch of color makes a big difference

Westin Kierland Resort

Sunflowers, Orange pincushion protea & polished river rock
This was a corporate event at the Kierland Resort
and Spa in Scottsdale Arizona

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Festival of Color!

Seasons come and go, yet in my view fall is best described by warm tones of red, yellow and orange. Add splash of pink or purple and your right in style with today's color scheme. If your planning an event or simply need a one of a kind arrangement please call us for the details.
Peppers & Pincushion protea in a custom wax vessel

Roses & apples & berries & Hydrangea!

Stunning for any occasion Mixed floral in copper washed vessel

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Something unique? Great for the dinning table or coffee table!!

Candle with mixed cactus succulents

Small cube shaped with mixed
cactui succulants
Three sizes offered!
Call for quote:
These handmade vessels offer a textured
and weathered look for durability & Style!
These are just a small sample of containers that I use
for my various plants and flowers!


Call today for these "Echeveria Leuchotrich" arranged?
Oh these are cute!
These are  "Aeonium Leucoblepharum".... WOW long name!!
All they need is a unique vessel, clay pot or something cool

to place them in! We have them here!!
These are ready for a big delivery! ALOHA!
More ready to ship!
Larger versions
We also install interior plants!

Need a cool Gift or table decoration?

Here at Las Flores we have some of the most unusual cactus succulents.
These very popular botanicals are arranged for all kinds of
Racks of succulents
More variety
Just waiting to be arranged!
I love these
Would you like some of these?
These almost look like rose buds
Larger version for BIG ARRANGEMENTS

It's great to walk out and see all the variety that's
CALL today for your CUSTOM
(480) 649-9935

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Summer is over.....warm is here!

Here in the great Southwest summertime is always HOT! About the only thing that will grow here are the mighty saguaro cactus. These majestic plants can live for many years. Some are over 500 years old. Now that's a long time to live in a dry and arid climate.

This is an actual photo I took while
hiking in the sonoran desert

Water is essential for plants, crops and people too. Most of the delicate flowers that you see in many of today's photo shoots are not grown in Arizona.

Flowers today are grown in cool climates and green houses around the world. Over the years I have had the opportunity to travel to many exotic countries that feature some of the flowers I use in my creations. One such flower is the orchid. These unusual botanical's are grown primarily in tropics climates and throughout Asia.

When I was in Hawaii I visited an orchid nursery that featured some very unusual orchids plants. One such orchid they claimed to be very rare and valued over 20,000.00 USD. Wow, how could that be I asked? Its just a very difficult plant to find and to grown which makes it rare and valuable. The flower nursery was very proud to display their prized plant. This was on the BIG ISLAND of HAWAII.

 After my visit here it re inspired me to learn more about the many uses of orchids and my mind raced with creative ideas!

I would venture to say that orchids are one of the staple and primary plants/flowers for the event designer or florist. They are colorful and when mixed with abundance they can make a very big impression! So when your planning your next event you may wish to consider some amazing orchids or even cactus! It' all apart of the desired look.

Maybe we can help here @ LAS FLORES your event florist.

Planning your destination event. Why not try us's usualy sunny, warm and durning the winter it's perfect for an out side party!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mom display's just some of her GIFTS!!

Artificial flowers in silver basket with bow
would cost  aprox $55.00 retail.
Why not show something I made for my own mom. So there you have it. I actually made the item that I described below. She seemed to like the artificial flowers. They were peonies and hydrangea in a silver basket, along with the frosted pink candles on the 1940's pressed pink glass plate. It worked and it was all under 20.00 dollars (candles only)! Give it a try.....or call me. I love to make things! Call for custome candles and fresh flowers your event florist Las FLores/Jon Sorenson @ 480-649-9935

Friday, May 6, 2011

A gift for MOTHER?

TRADITION, would have it that when mothers day rolls around your first impulse would be to run out and order flowers. That's not a bad idea, however, maybe try an alternative and one that's easy to make.

Candles are another great option and they are often forgotten for MOM. Many craft stores sell small votive candles. Here are a few tricks that will let you make mom a homemade gift with ease.

Purchase a few 2in x 2in candles at your local craft store. Scented are good to. Then locate some colored sand. You can find some extra fine sand at your local pet supply store. I know sounds odd, but continue to read.......

Here's what I like to do:
I gather approximately 7 minature candles. Let's use pink for mom! Then I spread some Elmer's glue around each and wait just a few minutes. After this process I have a platter with some of my marine sand that I purchased at the pet store and beggin to lightly press and roll each votive around in the sand.

After they have all dried I use some of the remaining sand and add a few sea shells that I had on hand and place all of them nicely arranged on an antique plate that has some pink and white tones to it (any would work that's about 7 inches in diamater). The cost was minimal and now mom has a gift that I would wrapped in some clear cellophane with a large pink bow!

What do you think? Shall I take a picture and show you? Stay tuned!!!

More fresh ideas on the way!

Las Flores

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A new day for freshness~

Let me take this time to introduce myself. My Name is Jon Sorenson. I have been involved in the creative fields of Interior Design and Floral Design along with Event planning and Design for over 30 years.

One might ask how do we know this?

Soon I will publish my current work along with some of the images of my past. I have over 4,000 photo images of my past work that I created directly and will take the credit for. There have been many, many looks and styles. Sometimes when I look at them I almost get tired. I know, the sheer amount of time on some events can be exhausting!! I like to keep a hands on attitude. This means that not only do I assist in your actual event planning, it also means that I select the very freshest flowers possible.

I am not an over blown corporation with a multitude of overworked employees who at the end of the day only look forward to one thing...GOING HOME! You see this is my home. Flowers have become a part of me. Style, sophistication and sleekness are all apart of who I am, what I have become and my HOUSE of FLOWERS!

Where in the world do I get such a house of flowers?

I have actually traveled world wide and searched growers directly so I can provide the freshest product available. Many will try to fool you to think they have the same, however, I can say they don't have the experience or expertise that I have. In fact they copy, they seek out volume to bolster profits and to try to convince you that they have superior design.

The idea's are simple!!
1. Great Design
2. Freshest product available.
3. Attention to Detail.
4. Your voice is heard!
5. Fairness and on time.
6. Great design.
7. Flowers are for ALL!!

If you would like to set a consultation or if your planning an event you can contact me here: Phone: 480-649-9935 My name is Jon