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Mariano’s is proud to sponsor the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. We’re excited for the growing season and look forward to sharing your passion for flowers the whole year round, right in our floral department. Below you can learn a little more about our designers. For more inspiration, click here to read about our most popular offerings.

Mariano's Frankfort - Alicia

STYLE:
Naturalistic with a modern edge. I get inspired by what I see in nature and try to incorporate it into a modern, artsy feel.

FAVORITE FLOWER(S):
Gerbera daisies! There’s something about them that looks so fun and cheerful.

TIP:
When picking flowers for an arrangement, look for interesting textures or colors in your bunches.

Mariano’s Harwood Heights - Maureen

STYLE:  
Classic European
FAVORITE FLOWER(S):
Rose, A Classic favorite standard. That's why people love flowers.
TIP:
Use different mediums in your vase, for more texture and greater design control. i.e. curly willow, river rocks or fresh fruit.

 

Mariano's Hoffman Estates - Louiza

STYLE:
Traditional, trendy, and maybe even a little Martha Stewart

FAVORITE FLOWER(S):
All flowers but especially different colored roses and Queen Anne’s lace.

TIP:
When making a vase arrangement, put your filler flower in first. The filler acts as a grid and makes it easier to add the rest.

Mariano's Jefferson Park - Barbara

STYLE:
I tend to have a more traditional style.

FAVORITE FLOWER(S):
Carnations, chrysanthemums and hypericums for their colors and longevity.

TIP:
Give your flowers a fresh cut before going into the vase. Recut every three days.

Mariano's Lake Zurich - Mark

STYLE:
Contemporary. I like sleek designs, with simples lines.

FAVORITE FLOWER(S):
Oriental Lily, such a large and showy flower with a scent that can't be beat.

TIP:
Relax and don't overthink your design. It doesn't have to be perfect and usually looks better when it isn't.

Mariano's Lake Zurich - Karen

STYLE:
Traditional with a bit of fun and whimsy.

FAVORITE FLOWER(S):
I just love sunflowers. When they grow in the fields, they follow the sun. I too am a sun worshiper.

TIP:
Keep your arrangements out of direct sunlight, away from any heat source and change the water every few days. They will reward you with a longer vase life. 

Mariano's Park Ridge - May

STYLE:   

I learned the basic principles of design first, and then create whatever comes to mind. I like modern.

FAVORITE FLOWER(S):  

White Hydrangea, because they are so pure.

TIP:

Always start with a clean vase or container, so there is no bacteria in the water. Change your water every couple days.

Mariano's Roscoe Village - Lisa

STYLE:
European Pavé (arranged in close formation)

FAVORITE FLOWER(S):
Hydrangeas. They add great volume to any arrangement.

TIP:
Try using a potato peeler on the end of each stem to keep flowers as fresh as possible.

Mariano's South Loop - Natalie

STYLE:
I would say “organic.” I let the natural flowers determine the final design.

FAVORITE FLOWER(S):
The orchid, simply because of its organic nature and the variety of color patterns.

TIP:
I love teaching customers about hydrangeas and how to lengthen their lifespan. Make sure they are out of direct sunlight.

Mariano's Vernon Hills - Leonor

STYLE:
Old European with a mixture of current trends. I like to think out of the box with new color palettes, textures and natural elements.

FAVORITE FLOWER(S):
Ginestra. They have a sweet scent and interesting movement.

TIP:
Roses drink from the whole stem as well as the bottom of the stem.

Mariano's West Loop - Johnny

STYLE:
Eclectic. I get my ideas from the colors of the season and conversations with clients.

FAVORITE FLOWER(S):
The gardenia for the aroma, texture and overall beauty.

TIP:
Wake up your hydrangeas. Cut the stem and have them sit in lukewarm water until they stop curling.

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