Monday, April 12, 2010

What about me?

So I think we all know about the show stoppers - the flowers that get the most attention and are widely used in weddings.  To name a few....peony, dahlia, roses, orchids and calla lilies.  Many of the brides I meet with will love one of these flowers and want them in their wedding.  Don't get me wrong, I love these flowers too - there isn't a peony that I can say no to and they all scream, "buy me, buy me!" when I'm at the flower mart.  However, I feel as though some flowers get overlooked (it's the part of me that always roots for the underdog) and don't get the "attention" they deserve.  So here are some of my favorites...

Stock: comes in all sorts of colors including white, yellow, pink. burgundy and purple.  They look beautiful when grouped together or arranged with other flowers.

Spider Mums: These flowers take up a lot of real estate and comes in white, lavender, green and yellow.  They add a lot of texture into an arrangement or bouquet.

And here is a bouquet that one of my students made from my Flower Workshop last month.
Anemone: They come in white, red, purple, magenta, and blue.  The white ones come with dark centers or green centers.  I have a love/hate relationship with these flowers.  I love the way they add some pop in arrangements and the dark centers really add some depth - but man, these flowers are a pain in the butt. You have to wait for them to open and they have weak stems.  So you really have to be gentle with them and they require some extra patience.  Something one doesn't have much of when you have a 18 month toddler.

There are a lot more flowers out there - and there is always one that will fit your style and personality!  I'll be listing some more of my favorites soon.

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