From Our Editors
Every morning, florist Susan Crane rises before the sun and steals away to her home garden, sprinkling her plants with water as she revels in being outdoors. By 6 a.m., she’s on her way to a premier flower mart, where she handpicks blossoms to bring to her Bloom Artistry studio. There, Crane meets with clients, from betrothed couples to office managers, to devise handheld bouquets, centerpieces, and color-coordinated vases to suit a wide variety of occasions, living spaces, and personal styles. Wedding bouquets wrapped in ribbons and accented with pearls coordinate with grooms’ boutonnieres as well as with current trends, which Crane continuously studies at Southern California School of Floral Design and by sneaking peaks at roses' fashion magazines.