The Bloomery
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  • February4th

    We are one month into 2015, and I feel like the year is already flying by. As I type this, our wedding schedule is almost full, baby plants are starting to arrive, and the first seeds have been sown in the greenhouse. This year, we will be focusing this blog a lot on the cut flower/farming side of our business as well as highlights from some events and such. We are excited to get started!

    You know those baby plants that have started arriving? We have baby Echeverias, Sempervivums, and Rex Begonias right now – soon to be moved from these little cell trays into pots so they can grow a bit and then be sold to local florists and individuals.

  • June4th

    Yes, that’s right…You’ve asked, and we’ve listened! All of those beautiful flowers on are now available for pickup OR delivery right to your door!

    Ordering is easy online — look through our extensive catalog and choose your quantities. Looking for a flower and don’t see it? No worries, we can often get it for you — just email us and we’ll check availability as well as a price for you.

    Lots of great DIY flowers are available, hope to see you online soon!!

  • June18th

    A simple, cost effective centerpiece is what we often hear brides requesting, especially when they are going the DIY route. One fabulous idea is to use submerged flowers.

    A clear glass vase filled with water magnifies the flowers that are submerged inside. Using a statement flower such as a Dendrobium Orchid makes an elegant statement that is impressive to your guests without breaking the budget.


  • May30th

    One of the clients we are supplying DIY Flowers to this weekend is Amy and her fiance Alex.    Living out of state but coming back to the Pittsburgh area, Amy chose this pretty combination of peach, pink and salmon for her flowers.

  • May25th

    We often get questions about what types of flowers are easy to use for making DIY centerpieces. One of our favorites are hydrangea! These beauties are so versatile, have a timeless appeal, and are pretty easy to work with.

    This past weekend we made lovely blue hydrangea centerpieces that I think are an excellent choice for the DIY bride as well. These are affordable choice … Vases are ivy bowls available at craft or discount stores for less than $2 each. Filled with 3 of our blue hydrangea the entire cost is less than $15 each!

    For more great DIY flowers, visit our site dedicated solely to bulk flowers



  • May22nd

    Summer is a perfect time for stargazing, and nothing speaks to that better than a wedding featuring Stargazer Lilies. A recent bride chose to carry a bouquet of lilies, white roses and green hypericum berry. Her table centerpieces were simple yet elegant cylinder vases with lilies and a touch of bear grass.




  • May14th

    Our bride Erin wanted a simple color palette for her wedding, and chose a single flower type to go with it… Beautiful Gerbera Daisies! Working with just two varieties, Shimmer and Diablo, she created a fresh spring look for her Mother’s Day wedding.

    We created her bouquet, corsages and Boutonnieres, and she made her own centerpieces from matching gerberas she bought through our DIY site.

    The Shimmer gerberas are the white with pink centers, and the Diablo are the light pink.






  • July13th

    Having a wedding, shower, or any other type of party?   If you are making your own floral decor, our Mixed Bouquets may just be the perfect answer for your floral needs!  Now available through our BloomeryDIY site, and affordably priced.    These bouquets are locally grown, and are filled with vibrant colors perfect for that natural, garden look.    This is a sampling of the bouquets we made this week… each week they will be a little different based on what is in season.  We think they are a perfect way to add natural beauty to any occasion.

    DIY flowers pittsburgh mixed bouquet

  • May26th

    We are loving these new Vintage Bottles, now available through our Bloomery DIY site!   So versatile.. great for collections of flowers on tables, used as hanging vases, etc..    What a fabulous way to build a tablescape at an affordable price.  With each vase requiring just one or two blooms, you can get a lot of impact on your tables with very little labor effort.

    **Bonus idea **  use these for double duty — they can be table centerpieces and at the end of the night can serve as favors for your guests!  What wedding guest wouldn’t LOVE to take home a great vase of flowers that they can continue to enjoy for days to come?  It’s a win-win idea that is super easy to execute!

    Are you located in Pittsburgh, Butler, or somewhere in between?  Pair these with fresh flowers from our bulk flower diy site and you’ll have everything you need for your wedding decor.


  • May12th

    It’s official!  We’ve launched our new site,  where you can buy loose cut flowers in bulk for all of your parties, weddings, fundraisers… even if you just want flowers for yourself!   Whether you are in Butler, Cranberry Township, New Castle, Slippery Rock, Wexford or Pittsburgh, we are offering the BEST bulk flowers for your needs.

    We have listened to our clients lament about having to take a risk of ordering through the big box stores or online direct shipping companies, hoping that the flowers arrive fresh and on-time.    Well, we have heard you loud and clear Pittsburgh!     Our flowers are the same top quality that we use in our own bridal and event work, and are checked over by our staff before you pick them up.  So, we know that they will be just what you are looking for.

    We are using the facilities at our family farm for pickups.. it makes sense since that is where will be growing some of the flowers that you are ordering!  With professional walk in coolers and flower care facilities there, our farm is conveniently located a few minutes off of Route 79 and also close to Butler off of Route 422.   It’s a quick and easy drive from the surrounding counties.

    Stay tuned for updates, and in the meantime, check us out at


    Bloomery DIY… the best source for bulk flowers in the Pittsburgh area