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3 Popular Hand-tied Bouquets that will Make Every Bride Beautiful

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Hand-tied bouquets allow the flowers to shine in a round, gathered arrangement, but the stems also participate in the traditional bridal look as ribbon-wrapped handles of beauty. The result is a tightly cluster round of flowers with a little something extra underneath, such as satin ribbon wrapping or a handle that trails lengths of ribbon or lace.

The hand-tied bouquet can be either formal or informal, depending on the types of flowers you choose and the combination you create. The most commonly used flowers in hand-tied bouquets are roses, ranunculus, calla lilies, tulips, phlox, and peonies. These so-called sturdier flowers with thicker or stronger stems will hold the weight of a flower head and keep the shape of the bouquet.

Smaller flowers such as lilies of the valley, Queen Anne’s lace, and Bells of Ireland are often added to give a delicate touch of balance out a collection of big, dramatic blooms.

Hand-tied bouquets are also referred to as clutch bouquets, and you can design them to have the entire stem wrapped in ribbon or just tie the stems with ribbon directly under the flowers, leaving the natural green stems exposed. This effect gives your bouquet a just-picked-from-the-garden look.

1.       Pastel Hand-Tied Bouquet

  • Pastel flowers stand out in a hand-tied bouquet when you add plenty of greenery.
  • Hand-tied bouquets made of one kind of flower, such as roses, make for a classic, sophisticated look
  • Mixing flower varieties allows you to change the formality level. Daisies and tulips are less formal, while roses and calla lilies are more formal.
  • A pastel color scheme allows you to complement your bridesmaids’ dresses or the wedding décor for a more unified look.

2.       Bright Red Hand-Tied Bouquet

  • Bright red bouquets are perfectly fine for day-time weddings, so don’t eliminate this color choice just because your wedding takes place in the afternoon.
  • Passionate, lipstick red roses are the top choice in this style of bright bouquet.
  • Select a range of reds and add even more depth by selecting flowers in a cranberry color.
  • Reds are almost impossible to match perfectly in hue, so eliminate any clashing tones by purposefully choosing a collection of bright and deep reds.

3.       Orange Hand-Tied Bouquets

  • Orange is a bright, happy color substitute for spring, summer, and fall weddings, which makes for hand-tied bouquets.
  • Orange calla lilies are the perfect curl of sophistication in an orange or orange-based bouquet
  • Look at vivid yellows and pale oranges as accent colors for your bouquet
  • Again, greenery brings out the natural look of the hand-tied bouquet’s stem and provides the perfect top and bottom color accent to make a tangerine floral cluster pop.

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4 Ways to Add Color and Texture to Your Fall Wedding

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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You’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.

The autumn wedding season runs from September to November, and much depends upon where you live in the country. After all, the leaves on the trees start to transform from bright summer greens into autumn reds, oranges, and golds at many different times of the season, depending upon the weather conditions in each region. Weather Web sites offer tracking tools so that you can see where the autumn foliage is in peak season, and while Mother Nature doesn’t adhere to our calendars of when leaves must be bright orange to match our wedding plans, you can certainly plan your centerpieces and wedding décor to capture hues within the range of the season. And even if the tree leaves pass their peak before your wedding, you get to revive those vibrant colors with your masterful centerpieces.

1.       Using Fall Colors

  • Design a centerpiece that reflects the mix of autumn colors in the trees: rich shades of cranberry, persimmon, and gold.
  • A monochromatic centerpiece, such as all cranberry can still include lighter and darker shades of the same color family to add depth.
  • Brown is a top neutral for weddings, often called “the new black,” and plays a big part in autumn floral décor.
  • Browns, tans, and oranges rule the autumn wedding color scheme trends.

2.       Using Seasonal Fruits and Berries

  • Seasonal fruits have long been added to floral and fruit centerpieces, with pomegranates adding rich color
  • Flip the proportions of the floral and fruit centerpieces to contain 90% fruit and 10% accent flowers, such as piles of pomegranates dotted with white or pink flowers
  • With apple orchards and family farms in their prime season, stock up on bright red or green apples for centerpiece accents.
  • Consider fall pears for a softer, pastel centerpiece accent.

3.       Using Seasonal Produce

  • Long considered a great budget-saving trick, using fall produce as centerpieces adds fun and festive seasonal accent to your décor
  • Set a large, uncarved pumpkin at the center of each table; surround it with seasonal flowers and votives
  • Fill a platter or wide vase with guards of different sizes in unique shapes and colors.
  • Autumn corn contains yellow, gold brown, and orange, so build these colors into architectural centerpieces, along with color-coordinated flowers

4.       Using Fall Centerpiece Accents

  • Consider using the wealth of fall centerpiece accents found in nature or at craft stores.
  • These items include fresh colorful leaves, faux autumn leaves in high-quality=silks, acorns, pinecones, stones, natural reed bundles, and fall flowering branches such as Hypericum.
  • Visit a home improvement store to find bulk bags of river stones and mulched wood to use in centerpiece planters, vases, and pots. One bag should suffice for thirty or so centerpieces.

Here are some centerpieces with fall colors you might be interested in:

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How to Express Your Love with Lilies

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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These bright or white flowers, which come in several different varieties, have become a favorite for brides due to their lovely fragrance and because the large dramatic flower is a unique addition to any bouquet or arrangement.

Lilies are also a good way to save on your wedding budget, since one big stargazer lily can take the place of several roses or other smaller flowers in a bouquet. Growers have perfected the art of variegating lilies to provide more colors than ever before, and they’re also producing enormous blooms that brides often choose to carry in place of a bouquet. You may have seen this effect in the movie Love Actually, where Keira Knightley’s character totes a single white lily to accent her delicate, romantic gown.

Lilies are not just a spring flower anymore. The lily is now considered a hot summer flower, and the Casa Blanca lily is a top choice for winter weddings. You can choose from a large variety of lilies: tiger, Asiatic, Turk’s cap, Madonna, leopard, Easter, trumpet, Canada, meadow, Carolina, prairie, Sierra tiger, alpine, and Asiatic hybrid. Do an online search or pursue photos from your floral designer to see the beauty and differences of each variety. You’ll find solid colors as well as striped or ruffled-edge lilies, and each has its own symbolism.

Those who believe in the language of flowers might also remember an age-old superstition that lilies are the flowers of death. (Pop culture experts say this is the reason behind the naming of Lily in the Munsters.) That dark symbolism no longer holds true. Lilies have been depicted as a symbolic flower associated with images of the Catholic saints, with a meaning of virtue attached. So don’t fear using lilies in your wedding day floral plans.

Here are some lilies and meanings you might find helpful:

White Lilies

  • In religious lore the white lily is a symbol of sainthood and great virtue, heroism, and faith.
  • White lilies symbolize purity and virginity and communicate the sentiment; it’s heavenly to be with you.
  • The day lily symbolizes motherhood in Chinese symbolism, so consider this flower for your mother’s pieces,
  • The Eucharis lily symbolizes maiden charms, which make it a popular choice for bridesmaids.

Pink Lilies

  • Hues of pink add a touch of color to traditional and unique floral pieces for weddings, and brides often like to add some dimension to their bouquets by mixing the colors and meanings of pink white flowers.
  • Pink lilies symbolize beauty, charm, happiness, fondness, and friendship.
  • The pink perfection lily symbolizes a man’s appreciation of a woman as perfect in his eyes, and it can be used to connote the perfection of marriage.

Stargazer Lilies

  • The stargazer lily is known for its big bright, open and sometimes multicolored petals.
  • Stargazers are one of the most fragrant lilies, and some people have strong allergic reactions to their scents. So test these flowers against your sensitivities and consider that guests too many have allergic reactions to the stargazers if they are put in the table centerpieces.
  • Stargazer lilies symbolize brightness and beauty.
  • Stargazers symbolize the love of astronomy.

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What do the Kind of Roses Say about You and Your Wedding?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Although we live in modern times, we still cling to several old world beliefs, especially when it comes to weddings. One of those beliefs comes from the Victorian-era tradition of the language of flowers, which maintains that different types and colors of flowers hold symbolism, conveying sentiments that can add very personal touches to your day.

In bygone days a gentleman courted a lady both openly and secretly (such as when the lady’s family either didn’t approve of the match or the parents hadn’t been approached yet) by sending her a flower or bouquet. The particular flower he chose might have symbolized everlasting love or said to her that she was precious to him. The lady in question might have returned a message to the gentleman by wearing a symbolic flower in her hair, or carrying one in her hand, for his view and a message of her own the next time he saw her. Flowers then played a large part in the ritual of courtship, as letters in bloom. The language of flowers grew from a secret form of communication to our modern practice of sharing that symbolism for the entire world to see.

After finding out what some of the most colors in wedding flowers express, you may wish to give your own bouquet an in depth, symbolic message, or you might find your own favorite flower has a traditional meaning that is perfect for your day.

1.       White Roses

  • Perhaps the most popular choice for traditional wedding bouquets, the white rose carries several different meanings including virtue, innocence, and chastity.
  • White and red roses together symbolize unity.
  • A full bouquet of white roses symbolize gratitude
  • A garland or crown of white roses symbolizes victory or reward

 2.       Pink Roses

  • Pink roses are the most popular of colored bridal flowers, with the delicate hue adding romance and femininity to bridal bouquets. Pinks may range from barely there blush to vibrant pink.
  • Dark pink roses symbolize gratitude
  • Light pink roses symbolize grace, desire, passion, joy, energy, and youth.
  • Pink roses given to mothers symbolize the gratitude and joy of the love and support of mothers has always been provided.

 3.       Yellow Roses

  • Yellow roses are a favorite for spring and summer weddings, with colors ranging from pale buttercup yellow to bright sunshine yellow.
  • Yellow roses symbolize joy, friendship, and devotion.
  • As with many symbolic items, there’s a flip side. Yellow roses have also been branded with some negative meanings, namely jealousy and, even infidelity. Such is the nature of traditions that have been handed down over time, subject to translation issues from generation to generation.

 4.       Red Roses

  • When brightly colored bridal flowers came on the scene in the late 1990’s, red was the number one color chosen by brides for their bouquets. After all, a bright red bouquet stands out in contrast to a pristine white wedding gown and photographs well.
  • It symbolizes true love, passion, desire, deep love, and respect.
  • Red and yellow roses together symbolize excitement
  • A red rosebud symbolizes purity and loveliness

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What Kind of Wedding Are You Planning?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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.

  • 51% of brides and grooms are planning traditional weddings
  • 19% are planning casual weddings
  • 13% are planning formal weddings
  • 10% are planning ‘unique’ weddings
  • 2% are planning extravagant weddings
  • 3% are planning theme weddings
  • 2% are planning other types of weddings

Where do you fit in? You need to be able to define your wedding style before you can accent your wedding with the most appropriate flowers and floral plans.

Certain wedding bouquet and centerpiece styles say formal, such as elaborate arrangements with white roses, gardenias, ranunculus, stephanotis, and lily of the valley. Others say informal, which includes anything other than roses and gardenias. An example of informal bridal flowers is a collection of brightly-colored Gerber daisies at a garden wedding. For an informal spring wedding, collections of tulips are a fitting choice for bouquets and centerpieces. At a casual backyard wedding, you might hold a bouquet of soft wildflowers.

Location plays a big part in your floral choice—happy white daisies at your garden wedding or birds of paradise at your island wedding, for example. The location will help define the formality of your flowers. For instance, a formal wedding at a lavish estate is going to call for a more elaborate bouquet style filled with upscale roses, orchids, and other blooms befitting your surroundings, not a bunch of wildflowers.

Once you decide on vision, style, and location, the next step is deciding what you will need to fulfill your wedding vision. The size of your shopping list, as well as the types of flowers you want, will determine the scope of your floral plans (and also your budget). If you require fifty centerpieces, for instance, that’s a lot of work for your floral design team, and it may be too much for you to take on as a DIY project. If, however, you need twenty centerpieces, you might be able to do it yourself. Here is an example of your average floral shopping list:

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4 Places Flowers Can Really Showcase Your Party or Reception

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Look around the room where your next party will take place. Do you see other details that can be accented with flowers on your wedding day? The best and most talented floral designers and wedding coordinators have an eye for finding that one decorative detail, such as a chandelier or windowsill that is the perfect place for a beautiful floral accent, and placing even the smallest, most unassuming flower or bunch these brings is an entire corner of the room of life.

Here are four ideas that make you think of elements that can bring to life with just one tiny floral embellishment.

Is there a spiral staircase with a banister that can be adorned with garlands and flowers? Is there a marble staircase leading down from the terrace to the grassy grounds? Each step can feature potted florals on either side, or you can place a pure floral garland on the handrail.

Pull aside the curtains and look at the detail of the big picture windows and decorative windowsills. You’ll find out below how to turn this, the number one room detail for décor, into a showstopper that extends far beyond the boundaries of the room.

Plan a visit to your site so that you can take photos, take notes, and make plans to bring floral loveliness into the ideal nooks and crannies of your room. Take lots of digital photographs so that you can later “explore” the room for additional floral accenting and other décor, and don’t forget to take photos of the hallways for the décor opportunities as well.

Again, be sure to check with your site manager to be sure you’re floral and décor plans will be allowed and to find out what the site typically creates for existing floral décor in each season.

  1. 1.       Flowers on the Mantel
  • Many sites feature fireplaces, whether working or decorative, with mantels for floral accents.
  • Design an elongated mantelpiece that stretches across one-third the length of the mantel for the best dimensions.
  • A long mantel welcomes three or four smaller floral accents, such as clusters of white roses in low set vases, interspersed with candles.
  • Mantels are natural showcases, so drape a lush green garland along the length of it, with the ends trailing towards the floor.
  1. 2.       Flowers on Tables
  • Your site may have an array or tables throughout the building, on which you can set floral pieces.
  • Tour your site to scout out the presence of any coffee tables next to couches seating.
  • All you need for these table areas are small bunches in plain glass vases, or a single flower floating in water in a small vase.
  • Pillar candles and votives fill out your look, so tables are ideal for flower petals additions.
  1. 3.       Flowers on Windowsills
  • Set a small, low-set floral such as a single ranunculus, peony, or gardenia in a tiny vase on each windowsill in the room.
  • Match the color of your windowsill florals to a color seen through the window.
  • Mix flowers with seasonal items such as holly leaves and berries for the winter weddings, gourds and pinecones for fall weddings, seashells and starfish for summer weddings, or items for your theme.
  • Keep lit candles far away from windowsills.
  1. 4.       Flowers on Stairs
  • Set a small potted flower on each step of stairways either inside or outside for an added dash of color.
  • If budget is an issue, place potted flowers on every other step.
  • Use ceramic vases to hold bunches of coordinating flowers to tie into your décor.
  • Use larger potted flowers or vases on the bottom step and smaller versions on each step above.

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HALLOWEEN WEDDING

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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, bonfiresapple 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.

Flowers are used even in Halloween weddings. Don’t think that because the wedding is on Halloween you have to have a creepy and scary wedding. Many people say that it is bad luck if you get married on Halloween, well that is the first mistake you would make believe that it is bad luck, because trust me it is not. Let’s begin with your bridesmaids; they can carry an amazing bouquet of orange Ranunculus, with some type of green that you really like.

The next one of your wedding party I would say is the flower girl. You can place beautiful orange Freesia in her hair and make a fantastic decoration. She can dress like a fairy or a princess with wings and it can be the color light orange or even black with orange belt. The petals that this little princess will carry can be the orange rose petals or the orange salmon rose petals. You may wonder what is the difference between these two and it is that one is a dark orange and one is a very light orange.

Now we will see what the amazing bride can use in orange. My suggestion is that she has White Cattleya Orchids, Mango & Sunrise Mini Callas, and Yellow Carnations & Greens all into one bridal bouquet. If she wants something that shows more the orange she can also get the Mango & Sunrise Mini Callas, Kangaroo paws, Israeli Ruscus and Aspidistra Leaves bridal bouquet. I would say it is amazing actually that the bridesmaid carry orange and the bride carried something a darker color. In this case she can use the Chocolate Nosegay Mini Calla Bridal Bouquet or the Eggplant Dark Purple Nosegay Mini Calla Bridal Bouquet. These bouquets com already prepared so the bride doesn’t have to worry about preparing them herself. If she wishes she can add some transparent beads to hang from bouquets.

Obviously my friends we don’t want to leave the mother of the bride of the mother in law left behind. To add a little different touch to this you can actually have corsages for them. The Purple Mini Calla, Yellow Rose & Green Leaves made into a hand corsage is perfect for these beautiful ladies. You would think they don’t come with anything at all but these corsages include floral tape, satin ribbon, bow or pin. If they prefer to wear a pinned corsage they could use the Dark Purple Mini Calla & Greens that also include floral tape, satin ribbon, bow or pin.

See flowers can be used for a wedding decoration in many ways. You just have to use your imaginations and come to Whole Blossoms where we are happy to assist you with you Halloween Wedding. If you wish to use orange, white, yellow, or dark colors for you wedding we are happy to offer you a large variety of flowers for your event. This is one of the most important events in your life, and we want to make sure that you enjoy every moment of at and not have to worry about the flowers, let us do that for you.

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What do You Know about Dahlias?

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Dahlias 101

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.

There are five things to remember about dahlias:

  1. Dahlias may have single or multiple rows of petals. The blossoms range from small, ball types to large rays resembling daisies or peonies. Dahlias are available in dwarf sizes reaching only about a foot in height to taller varieties sometimes standing almost 6 feet, with blossoms about 16 inches across.
  2. Buy fresh dahlias when they are three-fourths to fully open, with petals showing good color and no wilting outer petals.
  3. Dahlias start to wilt from the outer petals toward the center. Check the backs of the flowers for freshness when purchasing. Dahlias wilt easily, so pulling off any foliage and buds helps the flower last longer.
  4. Dahlias have attractive dark-green foliage and interesting offshoots of smaller blossoms and buds. However, they last longer if foliage and buds are removed.
  5. When dahlia flowers begin to wilt from the back, gently remove the outer wilted or discolored petals for a fresh-looking, smaller flower to use in arrangements.

Here are some facts about dahlias:

Names – Dahlia

Varieties – There are about 28 species of dahlias and hundreds of varieties. These varieties are separated into 12 divisions, based on blossom type and shape.

Colors – All shades and colors available, except no true blue. Many dahlias are striped or variegated. Some of the colors and combinations appear fluorescent, almost unreal.

Scent – None

Freshness – Purchase of cut when the flowers are three-fourths to fully open. The outer petals should not be discolored or wilted.

Vase Life – Approximately 5 days, sometimes longer

Availability – Summer to early fall

Cost – Inexpensive

Arranging Tip – Once dahlias start to wilt from the back, gently pull these petals off for a fresh-looking smaller flower.

Growing Tip – Dahlias are prolific bloomers, producing many flowers throughout their season. Unlike most tuberous and bulb flowers which give only a one-time show and rest until the next year, dahlias continue to bloom later than most flowers and offer a splash of color in the garden into fall. But they are very frost sensitive, so dig up the tubers just before the first frost and store until the next year for replanting.

Some different varieties you may find interesting and want to check out:

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What do You Know about Bells of Ireland?

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Bells of Ireland 101

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.

There are three things to know about Bells of Ireland:

  1. Bells of Ireland are tall, apple-green spike flowers consisting of several small white blossoms surrounded by green shell-type petals. The spikes are generally about 24 inches in length. Fresh bells of Ireland have the shell petals open and the small white flowers exposed. The spikes are straight and firm to the touch.
  2. The tips of bells of Ireland begin to droop with age. The shell-type petals at the base of the spike appear to be closed and may be discolored. The spike is soft to the touch.
  3. Bells of Ireland are most appreciated for the predominantly bright-green foliage surrounding the small white flowers, rather than for the flowers themselves. They can be used as a foliage choice as well. The color accents other flowers and brightens the overall bouquet.

Some facts to know about Bells of Ireland:

Names – Bells of Ireland, Moluccella, and shellflower.

Colors – Very small white flowers surrounded by predominant bright-green shells.

Scent – Very faint musk fragrance

Freshness – The shells are open and the white flowers exposed. The stems are upright.

Vase Life – 7 to 10 days or longer.

Availability – spring and summer

Cost – Inexpensive.

Arranging Tip – The bright-green color of bells of Ireland is a great accent in flower combinations. Use them like a foliage choice. Cut the tips off about one-third of the way down and set aside. Fill the vase with a base of the cut stems. Fill in with other flowers. Add the tips of the bells of Ireland around the edges of the other flowers and the container. The color really brightens the bouquet.

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What do You Know about Calla Lilies?

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Calla Lilies 101

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.

There are four basic things to remember about calla lilies:

  1. Calla lilies are exquisite flowers with long trumpet-shaped blossoms and thick fibrous stems. A fresh calla is mostly open, but with the outer petal still reaching upward. The middle of the flower is clean, with no sign pollination. The flower shows good color with no bruising.
  2. Older callas have the outer petal curving downward, with the middle of the flower exposed. The middle shows signs of pollen. The flowers may also have bruising or discoloration, especially on the outer edges of the petal.
  3. Callas have thick, fibrous stems that act much like a sponge. The stems absorb and hold water. This is why callas have such a very long vase life. They are a very low-maintenance flower, but be sure to recut the stems every few days to allow fresh water to penetrate to the blossom. Calla stems sometimes turn to mush because the stems hold the water and the ends become clogged. They need a constant water flow to remain fresh.
  4. Flames colored calla lilies in a vase are elegant in their simplicity.

Here are some facts about calla lilies:

Names Calla lily, Arum Lily, Zantedeschia.

Varieties – The most common is the tall white variety, two to three feet in length.

Colors – White, shades of yellow, pink to deep rose, orange to Chinese red, salmon, burgundy, black. There is also a green variety called “green goddess.”

Scent – None

Freshness– The flowers are open, but the outer petal (or spathe) still turns upward. The middle is clean and shows no pollination. Watch for bruising.

Vase Life – 10 days or more. Callas are designed to hold water.

Availability – All year, but late winter to late spring is the peak season.

Cost – Expensive

Meaning – Calla lilies symbolize magnificent beauty

Note – The white calla has long been a symbol of purity, and is widely used in weddings as well as funerals.

Arranging Tip – The calla lily is the epitome of elegance. These flowers can add drama to any combination, but have just as strong a presence used alone.

Other – Check the water level frequently, since calla lilies are heavy drinkers.

Here are some popular varieties you may be interested in:

 

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