Her job was taking mustard-yellow strawflower
petals and turning them into a powdery substance that will color a swimming pool where the baby bear will sit.
The eight large floragraphs are "painted" with a palette that includes nori seaweed, onion seed, farina, ground rice, powdered rice, fine-crushed walnut shell, flax seed, ground parsley flakes, sesame seed, statice, strawflower
, split pea, parsnip seed, whole lentil seed, clover seed and fine coconut.
says Mike Haas, owner and president of the Strawflower
Shop, a Geneva, Ill.
Honda's float creation called "Hats Off in Celebration" will be completed with natural materials like lettuce seed, rice, carnations and strawflower
Crowds thrilled to floats such as ``Animal Ambassadors,'' Rain Bird's Sweepstakes Award winner for its misty menagerie of Bengal tigers covered in strawflower
, yarrow and cordon blossoms, and ``Born in the USA,'' American Honda's Extraordinaire Award winner with its 50-foot American techno-robot.
gluing onion seeds, strawflower
and other non-perishable
The uniform trim will be created by yellow strawflower
and gold clover seed.
There are fascinating foliage plants, like Formic ``Sundowner'' and ``Mario Maiden,'' oak leaf geranium, coral bells and the lime green leaves of strawflower
Individual feathers, cut from glossy black seaweed, were used to cover the woodpecker with carnation petals forming its distinctive red crest, and the fuzzy fur of the young ocelot was achieved by blending various shades of yellow, gold, orange and bronze strawflower
The Clydesdales wagon is depicted using fine cut red strawflower
with black seaweed "wheels" of fine ground rice and kidney beans.
Individual feathers, cut from glossy black seaweed, will be used to cover the woodpecker with carnation petals forming its distinctive red crest, and the fuzzy fur of the young ocelot will be achieved by blending various shades of yellow, gold, orange and bronze strawflower
One of the parade's longest-running corporate sponsors, Honda annually gives associates the opportunity to put the final touches on the latest float creation called "Passport to the Future," complete with strawflower
, flax seed and, of course, roses.
In summer, the best flowers to ship are everlasting types, such as statice (Limonium perezii) and strawflower
Jim Hynd and his team of floral experts will bring the Bengal tigers on Preservation Celebration to life using petals of orange strawflower
and glossy black onion seed with accents of yarrow, pampas grass and cordon blossoms.
Decorators use fairly traditional flowers for most yellows: roses, strawflower
, carnations and Gerbera daisies.