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What Do You Know About Hydrangeas?

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Hydrangeas 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.

There are four things to keep in mind with hydrangeas:

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  1. Hydrangeas are a shrub with flowers consisting of large, lush clusters of many blossoms. The three most common types are a) the large, full-headed variety, known as the mop head (the most popular; b) the disk-shaped variety with loose, graceful clusters of flowers consisting  mostly of small closed buds, known as the lace cap; and c) the cream-colored, cone-shaped hydrangea with full, elongated blossoms, known as the panicle hydrangea.
  2. A fresh hydrangea has most of the flowers in the cluster open, Except for the lace cap variety. The flower is sturdy and firm to the touch.
  3. Aged hydrangeas have some of the blossoms on the cluster wilted; the overall flower feels soft to the touch.
  4. Hydrangeas benefit from extra conditioning. Drape cold, wet cloths over the top of the blossoms after they are cut.

Here are some facts about hydrangeas:

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Names: Hydrangeas

Varieties: Hydrangea Macrophylla, which includes the mop heads and lace cap varieties, and Hydrangea Paniculata, from which the cone-shaped variety is developed. The latter is sometimes referred to as PeeGee or P.G. hydrangea (from paniculata grandiflora)

Colors: Pale to intense shades of purple, pink, white, green, and some burgundy shades. Some varieties produce two-tone colors.

Scent: None

Freshness: Most of the flowers are open and firm to the touch.

Vase Life: If conditioned properly, 5 to 7 days or longer.

Availability: Summer into early fall.

Cost: Moderately expensive.

Meaning: Perseverance.

Arranging Tip: These large blossoms are wonderful for creating a colorful base for arrangements. The flower acts as a big cushion, holding other flowers in place as you build your arrangement. Hydrangeas cut in the late summer and fall may dry naturally, holding their color and shape.

Other: Hydrangeas wilt easily when cut. They benefit from special care and conditioning for prolonged vase life. Place the ends of the stems in boiling water, being careful to protect the blossoms from the steam. Place the boiled end, approximately 1 inch, into powdered alum (available at most grocery stores). Gently tap the excess powder from the stem ends and place in deep, cool water. Drape the top of the blossoms with a cold wet cloth, keeping the cloth moist by misting frequently during the conditioning period—about four hours. This helps harden the blossoms.

Here are some varieties you may want to choose from:

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-          Natural Assorted

-          Tinted Assorted

-          Jumbo Assorted

-          White

-          Super Select White

-          Jumbo White

-          Silver White Tinted

-          Jumbo Light Blue Tinted

-          Super Select Blue

-          Jumbo Blue

-          Blue Tinted

-          Elite Shocking Blue

-          Blue Dutch

-          Natural Blue

-          Elite Lavender Blue

-          Black Tinted

-          Purple Tinted

-          Berenjena Dark Purple Tinted

-          Elite Purple

-          Dutch Lavender

-          Lavender Tinted

-          Elite Lavender

-          Jumbo Lavender Tinted

-          Popcorn

-          Antique Purple Tinted

-          Jumbo Lime-Green

-          Green Tinted

-          Antique Green

-          Mini Natural Green

-          Yellow Tinted

-          Gold Tinted

-          Salmon Tinted

-          Chocolate Tinted

-          Terracotta Tinted

-          Antique Pink

-          Natural Pink

-          Jumbo Pink

-          Silver Pink Tinted

-          Pink Tinted

-          Dutch Hot Pink

-          Hot Pink Tinted

-          Elite Raspberry

-          Burgundy Tinted

-          Red Tinted

-          Orange Tinted

If you are planning a wedding or social event, we at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to provide you with the freshest flowers available. We offer FREE SHIPPING and incredibly low prices. Please visit our website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

What Do You Know About Hyacinths?

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Hyacinths 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.

There are five things to keep in mind with hyacinths:

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  1. Grape hyacinths, also known as Muscari, are a related variety that is much smaller. They have a mild sweet fragrance.
  2. Dutch hyacinths are cone-shaped with numerous florets dense on the stem. A fresh hyacinth has most of its florets closed, with only a few openings at the base. The color is strong, the scent is sweet.
  3. Older hyacinths have most of their florets open. The color is faded and the scent is very strong.
  4. Hyacinths have a thick, fibrous base. This is the white part of the stem and should be cut off before putting the hyacinths in water. The water will then be able to penetrate the stem and reach the flowers.
  5. One hyacinth bulb forced in a glass of water: a perfect way to really appreciate this flower

Here are some facts about hyacinths:

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Names: Hyacinth or Dutch Hyacinth; Grape Hyacinth or Muscari.

Varieties: Hyacinth Orientals, available in single and double varieties. The most common grape hyacinth is the Muscari armeniacum.

Colors: available in a variety of colors—pinks, cream, white purples—but the most common are the blue shades.

Scent: Very sweet fragrance that becomes stronger with age as more of the florets open.

Freshness: Purchase or cut flowers when the florets are mostly closed.

Vase Life: 7 to 10 days or longer.

Availability: October to May

Cost: Winter—moderately expensive. Spring—moderately priced.

Meaning: Remembrance. It was common to engrave these flowers onto gravestones.

Note: Hyacinths are poisonous. Remember to wear gloves when working with them, because of their poisonous latex. When planting hyacinths, handling the bulbs may cause an itchy reaction.

Arranging Tip: This beautiful flower changes so much in its cycle that one can appreciate it best when it stands alone.

Growing Tip: Hyacinths are wonderful to grow inside in the wintertime.

Here are some varieties you might be interested in:

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-          Assorted

-          White

-          Pink

-          Blue Giant

-          Blue Violet

-          Grape Muscari

-          Lilac Lavender

-          Lavender Purple

-          Purple Plum

-          Burgundy Dark Plum

If you are planning a wedding or social event, we at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to provide you with the freshest flowers available. We offer FREE SHIPPING and incredibly low prices. Please visit our website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

What do You Know about Gladiolus?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Gladiolus 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.

There are five things to keep in mind with gladiolus:

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  1. They are tall, dramatic flowers about two to three feet in height, covered with funnel-shaped blossoms just on one side of the stem that opens from the bottom to the top. The leaves are long and sword like in appearance. Fresh gladioli have a couple of open flowers at the base.
  2. A miniature variety, Gladiolus orchideola has smaller and fewer flowers along at a narrow stem. The blossoms are spaced farther along the stem. Miniature varieties are more supple and graceful in appearance, and are a better choice to use in mixed arrangements.
  3. An unusual type of miniature gladiolus is known as Gladiolus Tristis. It is a pale apple green and emits a sweet scent only in the evening. Tristis blooms for just a short time in the summer.
  4. Older gladioli have the bottom blossoms open, showing signs of age with dry edges, fading color and softness to the touch. When purchasing gladioli, check the bloom count to make sure the lower blooms have not been pinched away.
  5. Several gladioli arranged together can take an old-fashioned or a stark modern look. Gladioli arranged together best show the character of this flower.

Here are some facts about Gladiolus:

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Names: Gladiolus, Sword Lily.

Varieties: Larger flowering hybrid varieties and smaller or miniature varieties. The most common of these are Gladiolus Colvillei and orchideola.

Colors: Almost every color shade is available, except for true blue. Bicolored are variegated varieties are also available.

Scent: None, except for the miniature Tristis variety.

Freshness: The bottom one or two flowers are open, with five or six buds showing good color. The tip is tightly budded and does not usually develop after cutting. The bottom flowers die as the others open.

Vase Life: 10 days or longer.

Availability: Available all year, but the predominant season is summer. The miniature varieties are only available in summer and early fall.

Cost: Inexpensive

Arranging Tip: These regal flowers can add height and drama to bouquets, but the stiffness of the flower makes it somewhat difficult to blend into a combination, and the bottom open blossoms are usually shadowed by other flowers. Gladioli are best appreciated when several are massed together.

Here are some specific varieties of Gladiolus you may like:

-          Assorted

-          White

-          Yellow

-          Pink

-          Hot Pink

-          Lavender

-          Purple

-          Green

-          Orange

-          Red

If you are planning a wedding or social event, we at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to provide you with the freshest flowers available. We offer FREE SHIPPING and incredibly low prices. Please visit our website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Ways to Use Flowers in Your Wedding

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Fresh cut flowers have a history of being used in weddings since the beginning of time. I imagine the first wedding between Adam and Eve was breathtaking since it involved a garden God Himself planted. The first record of wedding flowers dates back to the ancient Greeks. They were used to adorn the brides with crowns of flourishing radiance, giving them the appearance they were a gift of nature. Bridesmaids used floral garlands, bridal bouquets and boutonnieres. Posies were also given to each guest to wear as a symbol of thanks.

Throughout time, flowers and their meaning has stayed pretty much the same in their significance. When you include them in your wedding you are celebrating the gift of nature you believe your true love to be.

Here is a list of 7 ways to make your wedding as close to the Garden of Eden and celebrate the love of your life as the gift nature has provided to your happiness:

1.       You can add flowers to your hair

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-          Decide on your favorite blooms, don’t just use them in bouquets and corsages, and be creative.

-          Combine the look you want with your wedding theme and colors.

-          A crown can complete a bride’s wedding day look.

-          Choose a bloom from your bouquet as inspiration for your hair.

-          Some good flower choices, once you decide on a hairstyle could be: white peonies, orchids, calla lilies or garden roses.

-          Add final touches of hair spray, special mists, etc, before adding the flowers. Adding chemicals after you put in your flowers may harm them.

-          Freesia crowns around a swept-up hairdo can frame your face perfectly.

2.       You can add flowers to the backs of your chairs

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-          Adding florals to your chairs is an overlooked detail.

-          With the right embellishments, you can transform a standard folding chair into a beautiful part of your wedding vision.

-          If you are having an outdoor wedding, you can even dangle crystal vases with roses next to each chair.

3.       You can add flowers to the aisles

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-          Imagine yourself walking down a heavenly road of rose petals as bouquets of flowers cheer you with fresh smiles of nature’s goodness.

-          Be creative and incorporate your favorite flowers in your dream wedding.

4.       You can create a photo backdrop with flowers

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-          Create the most heart-felt photos with a backdrop of your favorite flowers.

-          Your photo album will gather attention with a floral pattern that surrounds your favorite images.

5.       You can add flowers to your wedding cake

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-          Using fresh flowers is a lot less expensive than the gummy paste they put on top of cakes.

-          Our flowers would be great to use because they use natural plant treatment that is safe for the environment and for your cakes.

-          Baby’s breath would look dazzling as is swirls from the top to the bottom of your cake and around your cake table.

-          Roses are also an excellent choice if snipped very close to the end.

6.       Use flowers to surround a seating chart

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-          Seating charts are very helpful when you have a large group of people coming and need to strategically place everyone.

-          Perhaps you can use the same flowers as your photo backdrop and chair florals.

7.       Use flowers to decorate place settings

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-          Sophisticated place settings is the dramatic pause before a gourmet feast, sure to beautify any wedding table

If you are planning a wedding or social event, we at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to provide you with the freshest flowers available. We offer FREE SHIPPING and incredibly low prices. Please visit our website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

 

 

 

4 Ideas To Add Floral Decor To Your Entryways

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

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Not only does this article contain ideas for weddings and events, it also gives some fresh ideas on how to decorate your homes or gathering places for the fall season and upcoming Christmas season.

Your site may have one main entrance doorway, or, as in the case of an estate home or your own home, it may have many doors. Each door presents an opportunity for a floral décor touch. For under $5 each you can create an accent for each door, welcoming guests as they move throughout the location and again showing that you paid mind to the tiniest of details and took advantage of every stylish opportunity to add multifaceted floral effects to your reception location.

Doors have long been a symbolic part of wedding lore and tradition. The groom carries the bride over the threshold. The bride and groom are introduced for the first time as husband and wife when they walk through a door into their reception room. Culturally, doors also hold symbolism, such as the Dutch practice of painting the doorway of the bride’s house green so that she may enter into a prosperous marriage.

At your reception location, you can add symbolism to floral door décor by using birth-month flowers or referring to the language of flowers for bloom meanings. But the largest concern for most brides and grooms is purely decorative. This is where you get to design an added floral touch like a master painter’s final flourishes on a portrait.

Wreaths

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-          A simple wreath hanging on the door works for every season and every formality of wedding.

-          Create spring wreaths containing pastel-colored tulips and hydrangeas.

-          Create informal summer wreaths made of Gerber daisies, wildflowers, or bright roses.

-          Use plenty of florals and berries to give wreaths more texture.

-          Match the fabric of wreath bows to the color type of fabric your bridesmaids are wearing.

Doorknob Décor

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-          Hang a floral pomander on each doorknob. Use these tiny, four-to five-inch rounds of tiny flower balls to add a dash of color to doorknobs.

-          Choose color-coordinated ribbon to affix pomanders to doorknobs.

-          Another attachment option is to use a fabric braid, such as a pink silk braid, that you can buy ready-made at a craft or fabric store.

-          For luck, use the fen shui rule of a red or gold cord to attach the pomander to the doorknob.

Over-Door Arches

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-          You’ve seen those beautiful half-circle windows shown in Architectural Digest and other home-décor magazines, so create the same arched effect with flowers above every door.

-          Ask the site manager how arches may be affixed to on-site doorways.

-          Arches can be made purely from garland and greenery.

-          If arches are not possible on your doors, take the next best step by lining the top of each door frame with a length of floral garland.

Doorway Accents

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-          Set potted flowers on either side of a doorway entrance.

-          If a mailbox sits next to a doorway, use that as a makeshift planter and fill it with color-coordinated blooms and greenery.

-          If a mailbox sits next to a doorway, use that as a makeshift planter and fill it with color-coordinated blooms and greenery.

-          At a home wedding, get rid of any deck or lawn décor such as flamingos or garden gnomes to make way for floral décor.

-          If you think wind chimes bring good luck, hang a floral-themed wind chime near a door.

If you are planning a wedding or social event, we at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to provide you with the freshest flowers available. We offer FREE SHIPPING and incredibly low prices. Please visit our website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing the Right Flower during the fall

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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 The fall season is now upon us and you have probably heard all about using in-season flowers for your bouquets, centerpieces, and other décor, since their availability means fresher delivery of fresh cut blooms, and a wider variety of color variegations. During this time of the year certain flowers are much lower in price.

It’s always good to focus on in-season flowers to ensure your odds of getting the best and most beautiful selection and avoiding any weather fiasco that could potentially ruin a crop and prevent your shipment (or make it triple the price!).

The following is a list of flowers recommended for the fall. As you explore this list, you may be inspired by mention of a flower you never thought to bring into your décor plans, and your groom too may discover a flower type that would be perfect for his own boutonniere or as a gift for honored women on his side of the family.

You may want to consider the following:

Allium

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Aster

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Alstroemerias

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Amaranthus

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Anemone

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Chrysanthemum

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Dahlia

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Freesia

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Gerber Daisy

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Gladiolus

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Hypericum Berry

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Iris

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Lily

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Orchid

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Rose

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Star of Bethlehem

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Sunflower

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First Time At The Farm

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

 

These are some notes I made in my journal while visiting a flower farm in Colombia

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You have no idea how wonderful it is to see and finally understand how flowers get ready for wholesale. Last June I went to Colombia to take a look at a few of the farms that grows Wholesale Flowers for Whole Blossoms. I had a good idea, but until I saw it for myself I couldn’t fully appreciate the way our flowers are packed and prepared for shipment.

My first observation was the vast array of beauty and colors, enthralling to observe. There are so many varieties; the spectacle was pleasing to all of my senses, as you can imagine. Feeling a bit alien because of my lack of Spanish, however, the people were very friendly and seemed to enjoy their working environment.

If you ever wonder how flowers arrive from the grower to your doorstep it’s important to understand the packing process. I got to see how the warehouses range from refrigerator cold to freezer cold. It is noted that co2 is injected into the packaged flowers. This allows the flower blossom to remain preserved through shipment and delivery.

The way they packaged the flower blossoms was also of interest. I watched with attention as they rolled the flower bunch in two layers of 12. Some customers are concerned they didn’t receive their entire order; however, just by opening the roll all the way they soon discover they are all there.

It was a fascinating trip and it taught me more about flowers than I ever thought before. The garden roses were exceptionally amazing. They had a main display area for the varieties of roses they grew. I spent over 2 hours studying and photographing everyone. This particular green variety was my favorite.

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I am proud to be part of Whole Blossoms, to be part of a business that delivers nature’s loveliness to people all over America and Canada.

 If you are planning a wedding or social event, we at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to provide you with the freshest flowers available. We offer FREE SHIPPING and incredibly low prices. Please visit our website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

 

Choosing a Monochromatic Bridal Bouquet

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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A monochromatic flower depends on the uniformity of the blooms in the piece, and special care needs to be taken—especially with round bouquets—to evenly space the flowers when the bridal bouquet is packed with fresh cut roses, for instance. With a singular color scheme, there’s no room for error, and balanced is achieved with perfect choices in matching hues, flower size, and spacing.

Texture is achieved with greenery and filler, and some flowers with ruffled edges may provide the entire accent needed in a bouquet of this design.

Monochromatic bouquets are ideal for both formal and informal weddings, both indoor and outdoor, and the personalization comes in the color chosen for this floral spotlight.

Many different flowers are ideal for the monochromatic bouquet, including roses, ranunculus, gardenias, and stephanotis on the formal end, and Gerber daisies, tulips, hydrangeas, and peonies on the lighter, less-formal end.

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Single-color bouquets may be white, pastel, or bright. Red and pink are the top choices after classic bridal white and bright orange and cranberry top the list for fall weddings. In spring, lavender and light orange are the front-runners. For destination or beach weddings, bright carols lead the way.

Monochromatic bouquets often need a greater number of flowers, as the uniformity of hue doesn’t give the depth and illusion of lushness, afforded by a bouquet of multicolored blooms. So expect to order up to two dozen more flowers to pack your bouquet well.

The colors don’t have to match exactly. Mixing shades that are close, such as red and cranberry, still creates a monochromatic look.

Monochromatic White Bouquets

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-          For a small bouquet, two dozen fresh cut white flowers are ideal. In a smaller-size bouquet, a single type of flower, such as garden roses, is ideal.

-          For a medium-size bouquet, choose three dozen white flowers.

-          A medium to large monochromatic bouquet has room for multiple varieties of flowers such as roses, callas, lilies, gardenias, and stephanotis.

-          Add a touch of color to an all-white bouquet with a pastel of bright ribbon. This adds a pretty color contrast in person and in photos.

Monochromatic Pink Bouquets

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-          For a formal bouquet, choose several dozen fresh cut pink roses in a tightly clustered gathering of identical blooms.

-          For an informal bouquet, consider a hand-wrapped bunch of pink tulips or an array along with wildflowers.

-          Another informal monochromatic bouquet is one made with a dozen hot pink Gerber daisies or bright pink ranunculus.

-          Even if shades of pink range from pale to brighter, this still counts as a monochromatic bouquet.

Monochromatic Red Bouquets

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-          With vivid red shades, just a dozen blooms are sufficient to make a visual impact.

-          Choose you shade of red based on the season. Brights are perfect for summer, and crimsons or burgundies are perfect for fall and winter.

-          Your skin tone determines the tone of red that works for you. Paler brides are complimented by lipstick red, and darker or olive-skinned brides carry cranberry red best.

-          Add dimension with smaller and larger red flowers.

Monochromatic Purple Bouquets

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-          Pale lilac bouquets are ideal for spring and summer.

-          Darker jewel-toned purple bouquets come to us from the hot colors of fashion runways. So when vogue says purple is in, it’s also in for weddings.

-          Paler lilac bouquets benefit from the placement of a contrast color, such as tiny darker purple flowers or tiny white flowers.

-          In larger monochromatic purple bouquets, add dimension with subtle color contrasts of ruffled edge flowers for texture, petals with a thin petal edge hue.

If you are planning a wedding or social event, we at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to provide you with the freshest flowers available. We offer FREE SHIPPING and incredibly low prices. Please visit our website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

 

 

The Popular Trend of Having All-White Bouquets

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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Many brides know the color of their bouquets before they even decide on a shape, style, size, or the flowers that will be included. They have always been the dream of all-white bridal bouquet, just bursting with silky white flower petals, round white rose heads, tiny dots of lily of the valley, and exotic stars of stephanotis. Just the thought of it takes their breath away.

If you’re locked on the idea of the all-white bridal bouquet, you might consider yourself a traditional bride, but you can also be a very modern bride, filling that all-white palette with some unexpected flowers—going beyond the classic bridal flowers of roses and gardenias.

Many brides say they started off with an all-white bouquet as a way to pay homage to mothers and grandmothers who also carried all-white bouquets on their wedding days, but then being a modern bride, they took that palette and elevated it to a new level with some quirky or creative style decisions.

It is not true that an all-white bouquet will automatically cost you more money. The price you pay depends on many factors: the types of flowers you select, whether or not they’re in-season or important, the design and style of your bouquet, and the size of your bouquet. True, you may need more white flowers to make a visual impact in any floral piece, but that doesn’t always add up to a bigger drain on your wallet.

Another aspect of the all-white bouquet is that it might allow you to use the white version of your birth-month flower, or the birth month flower of your wedding day, in order to convey a particular message from language of flowers through your budget.

All White Roses Bouquet

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-          The all-white bouquet made only of roses is the number one bouquet style today

-          For the most uniform and traditional look, choose roses that are all the same size

-          Roses may be tightly packed with little else showing between each rose head placement, or they may be spread out within the round

-          Shades of white vary, with some flowers appearing crisp white and others looking more beige. Specify to your designer that all whites be monochromatic

All White Stephanotis Bouquet

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-          Stephanotis is a traditional bridal flower, imported and thus a bit more expensive than other traditional wedding blooms

-          The all-stephanotis bouquet tightly packed with dozens and dozens of tiny star-shaped flowers

-          If money is an object, you’re best off using stephanotis as an accent flower, perhaps as a textural accent to a rose bouquet

-          Stephanotis is known as a fragile flower. Oils from your fingers will brown the petals more quickly, so handle with care

All White Large and Small Flowers

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-          Mixing large and small flowers is a top way to build a more lush and impressive bouquet on a budget

-          The differences in flower sizes give the impression of more variety and greater number of flowers than are actually there

-          Include among your choices calla lilies, dendrobium orchids, roses, ranunculus, peonies, tulips, and then smaller “dot” flowers such as Bells of Ireland, lilies of the valley, and other tiny blooms

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How to Preserve Your Floral Singles, Bunches, and Rounds Right before the Wedding

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Caring For Flowers 150x150 How to Preserve Your Floral Singles, Bunches, and Rounds Right before the Wedding

Now’s a good time to remind you that many floral varieties require a water source to keep them from wilting quickly if their stems are not sitting comfortably in water. Timing is everything with all aspects of weddings, so you want to be sure that the bouquets are stored in the perfect conditions before the wedding so that they’re fresh, quenched, and beautiful for the three to five hours of your celebration.

The detail of any flower’s or bouquet’s wellness could very well determine the style of bouquet you want and the types of flowers you will include in it. Perhaps you can easily supply a good water source for notoriously thirsty flowers, such as hydrangeas, which should be kept in water until the moment they’re attached into a bouquet and the stems given a small water capsule attachment as an all-day water source. Or maybe you’d rather not deal with water issues, so you’ll choose hardier flowers that can go on a few hours without water.

The heat on your wedding day is also a factor in the types of blooms you’ll choose, and how you’ll keep your singles, bunches, rounds, or other bouquets cool and comfortable until the moment they’re needed.

Make Sure To Keep Singles and Ribbon-Tied Bunches in Water

  • Before the wedding, as you dress and pose for photos, your single flowers and ribbon-tied bunches should be placed in vases with an inch of two of water.
  • A low-set amount of water will keep handle wraps from getting soaked.
  • Don’t shock flowers with ultra cold water. Make sure the vase water is just on the cool side.
  • No need to add flower food to vases that hold your wedding day bouquets. These powdery chemicals shouldn’t get on your hands.

Make Sure To Keep Bouquets, Boutonnieres, and Corsages in a Cooler

  • Take any measure to keep bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages, cool and fresh during transportation to the ceremony site and during waiting time.
  • Use an oasis, which is a spongy water source used by florists, to keep the stems immersed in a portable water source during transport and waiting time.
  • Oversize thermal coolers are ideal for transporting and storing bouquets.

Make Sure To Keep Bouquets and Corsages in a Refrigerator

  • Arrange for your site manager to clear out a shelf in a walk-in-refrigerator for the pre-wedding storage of your bouquet and corsages.
  • Be sure that bouquets are well spaced on the refrigerator shelves so that they do not bump into and break each other.
  • Do not store your flowers in mini-size or travel refrigerator, as they simply are not large enough.
  • Bouquets fit better in a refrigerator when standing upright in individual, secure vases. This elevation protects a round.

Make Sure To Keep Centerpieces and Bouquets Set as Décor

  • Singles and bunches can double duty as table centerpieces, so set out vases to hold you and your bridesmaids’ bouquets on guest tables.
  • Preserve the round shape of a bunch by propping it up in a tall, wide-mouthed vase.
  • A grouping of three to five singles of bunches can serve as décor on the cake, gift, or guest book tables.
  • Singles, bunches, nosegays, and pomanders can be set on mantles and windowsills as (free) extra décor for the site.

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