7 Helpful Hints When Choosing and Using Foliage

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Greens are an essential part of any floral arrangement; sometimes they are even more important than the flowers. Foliage makes a balance, in addition to the shape of the floral arrangement.

 

Greens also give a dark background which in turn helps in highlighting the bright colors of the flowers. Greens are usually more reasonably priced than flowers, so you can use them without any added expense. There are wide varieties of fascinating greens you can select.

Before picking, you may consider to these seven points:

  1. You Should Look For Foliage Options – Greens are available in many patterns and shapes. Look for the accurate variety to match your floral arrangement.
  2. You Should Look For Leaf Texture And Shapes – The texture and shapes are as important as the color. They are a key part of creating a floral beautiful arrangement.
  3. You Should Look For Leaves Of Different Weights– You can make multilayered dimensions using light or heavy leaves.
  4. You Should Choose Leaves As Per the Season– Few leaves are seasonal, so you must plan according to their availability at the time of the year.
  5. You Should Arrange The Leaves The Way You Prefer Them – Heavier leaves should be towards the back of the vase, lighter leaves on top, or in front.
  6. You Should Set The Leaves Tightly In The Arrangement – Push the stems firmly to make sure that the arrangement sits well. Ensure that you have water in a container, remove any leaves beneath the water line, or they will start to rot. Split or crush woody ends prior to placing them in the water.
  7. You Should Condition The Leaves – To make leaves look brighter, rub them with olive oil. This brightens up the leaves and removes any stains.

Hopefully these ideas will be helpful to you and you can utilize them in your wedding décor preparation. Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to help you and offer you with the freshest wholesale flowers available. Enjoy our FREE SHIPPING and convincingly low prices on all orders.

 

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4 Different Greens to Consider

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fall wedding flowersYou’re not limited to pumpkins and mums for your autumn wedding. While you may see such expected images on the covers of magazines at the grocery store, be uplifted by the many ways you can turn fall floral design into a colorful, texture-filled masterpiece for your tabletop design.

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What Kind of Wedding Are You Planning?

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According to the WeddingReport.com, a national bridal survey website, almost half of brides and groomers are moving beyond traditional wedding plans. Here is the breakdown.

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Here are four ideas that make you think of elements that can bring to life with just one tiny floral embellishment. Continue reading “4 Places Flowers Can Really Showcase Your Party or Reception”

Halloween Wedding

Halloween is well known for the candy and the decorations for children now days. Some of the things that many people do all around the word is  trick-or-treating, costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. I bet you didn’t know that this day is also known for All Saint’s Eve.  In many countries as a religious note they light candles on the graves of the dead. The amazing thing is that however people wish to celebrate this day they decorate with flowers in many different ways as well. Continue reading “Halloween Wedding”

What do You Know about Dahlias?

Dahlias 101

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Are you searching for the perfect flower and getting ready for your next planned event or wedding? Sometimes there is no right or wrong flower but a matter preference as to what fits your needs or what fits your personality. The 101 series is a series of articles helping to educate everyone with the contrasts of various flowers. You may want to read the others in this series as well as many other helpful articles.

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