Marking the festive season in exceptional style; floral artists Annalisa and Antonella have used Porta Nova Red Naomi roses to create unique compositions that not only capture the Christmas spirit but are also a brilliant display of great floristry.
The team from Fiori Bertola company in Italy created this range of compositions in tune with nature by using tree trunks, bark, and other materials collected in the woods as the bases for their arrangements.
“We have not used any artificial material in the creations; these compositions are exclusively natural. We’ve used berries, pine cones, meline, leaves, twigs, pine, and other materials in natural style with Porta Nova Red Naomi roses,” says Annalisa.
Fiori Bertola is located in Mortara Italy and has been in operation since 1951. Currently run by Annalisa and her mum Antonella, the flower-shop owes its success to a clear passion for the craft of floral design and the tight-knit relationship between Annalisa and Antonella.
“We chose this job with passion and love,” says Annalisa. “We are scholars of floral art, creators of dreams, a unique couple, inseparable, mother and daughter, pink and poppy, black and white… We are Antonella and Annalisa!” she affirms.
Asking her where she draws inspiration for her work, Annalisa says that for them it is all about making arrangements that are unique and with soul. Creations inspired by the wonders of nature which to her is the single most important teacher. They strive to create art that is made with love and care, passion and precision.
“Fiori Bertola has become an important reference point for all those seeking refined and original compositions. Our way of working thrives on professionalism and passion, exuberance and precision, combined with a solid theoretical and practical preparation.
Porta Nova Red Naomi
Like most accomplished florists, Annalisa and Antonella acknowledge the incomparable qualities of Porta Nova Red Naomi roses.
“Porta Nova Red Naomi are the red roses of our choice,” says Annalisa. “The quality is far superior to the other red roses. The duration in the vase is exceptional, they are spectacularly beautiful and also wonderfully scented. Porta Nova roses have a full bud of petals, in Italian we have a newly coined phrase that we love to refer Red Naomi as… Petalose !!!!”
In their Christmas compositions, Fiori Bertola use other decorative elements to further enhance the natural beauty of Porta Nova roses. Annalisa also says that Porta Nova roses are not only great for Christmas compositions, but also suitable for other large events such as parties or weddings.
Fiori Bertola receive their Porta Nova orders through Italian fresh cut-flower importer and wholesaler Lombarda Flor. Lombarda is a well known company and rallies behind the values of Passion, reliability and quality. The company’s partnership with top international floricultural companies, allows them to quickly satisfy all requests regardless of seasonal shortages.
Since always Lombarda Flor’s takes great care in selecting only the top of what the market offers in terms of flowers, plants and accessories, but also in offering made to measure customer services.
On 2016 Christmas Trends
Gold and Nature…. Annalisa identifies these as among the 2016 Christmas floral trends. “Glamour golden vases, pearls, gold butterflies, valuable materials are the accessories used in the most elegant Christmas line. Candles continue to be the trend for Christmas 2016, and we have decided to use them in both collections. In particular we have a Christmas dinner setting that is a complete magical atmosphere that I wanted to call “Romantic Dinner for two”; precious golden cups, red roses, strings of pearls, petals and scented candles give a naturally warm and romantic atmosphere.