With the season of love just a blink away, floral designer Timo Bolte brings us some Valentine’s Day inspiration not only with a gorgeous Porta Nova heart design, but also with a few floral trend insights on why premium red roses such as Porta Nova remain the ultimate favorites this Valentine’s Day.
From the point of view of a well established floral artist, what is the fascination with roses and especially Porta Nova Supra roses
Roses are regarded as the universal symbol of love and have been represented over time in numerous classical paintings, poetry and music. Roses have inspired many, across various cultures around the world to this day. While the rose has inspired many, it has over time emerged as the symbol of romance and thus very popular on Valentine’s Day. Roses are the ultimate symbol of love and a most proper way to say “I love you”. And Porta Nova Red Naomi is a perfect partner to work with because it is the best quality red rose. I can trust that every blossom is in the shape it has to be and it is really long lasting.
What can you say about Valentine’s floral trends this year?
Unsurprisingly, roses are at the top of the list for lovers. CNN reported that an overwhelming 51 percent of people buy red roses for Valentine’s Day, and it makes sense since they have a heavenly aroma and are associated with romance, passion and beauty. With Porta Nova Red Naomi you have a top quality, long lasting flower that has a strong colour with a big calm blossom. I must add that red isn’t the only option that is if you feel that a different hue would best suit your sweetheart. Additionally I would say it is more to do with the right combination with some pinkish and orange flowers like Ranunculus. The most important thing is to sell flowers that are of the best quality. Quite a number of customers visit the flower shop just once a year, during this season, and spend a lot of money for the flowers. So it is the florist´s responsibility to take care about the quality.
Before we get into the making of this Porta Nova Valentine’s Day heart, give us some background about this shoot location?
The location is a beautiful and quite charismatic flower shop in Bratislava, Slovakia. The shop is led by Celebrity florist Ivan Bednarik, know from the Slovak television and numerous magazine appearances. The shop spots an interesting blend between modern architecture and classic floristry elements like wine bowls full of flowers. The floral presentations were part of an amazing upcoming project featuring a celebrated Austrian socialite well known for among other things her numerous TV and magazine appearances.
Making of the Porta Nova Valentine’s Day heart with Timo Bolte
To compliment the Porta Nova heart design, Timo also incorporates other flowers. These include;
- Skimmia japonica
- Ranunculus asiaticus
- Phalaeonopsis amabilis
- Nerine bowdenii
- Vanda hybr
- Hedera helix
- Cestrum fasciculatum
“After cleaning and watering all roses faithfully you can start with the design process,” says Timo.
He then takes of a paperboard container and cuts out a heart shaped form.
He then cuts the roses in smaller pieces and glues them on the sides to create a 3 dimensional shape. He then starts to glue the single petals on the board using Oasis glue.
“With floral tape covered wires guarantee a strong holding in your hand. Now you can add your flowers,” he says.
The Final result
Hey there’s more!
It takes Timo about half an hour to create this gorgeous Valentine’s Day heart with Porta Nova Supra Red Naomi. And about 20 minutes for it to dry properly. During the 20 minutes the creative floral designer whips up another heart design. This time with a rich foliage base and Porta Nova roses among other flowers.