What Do You Know About Hyacinths ?

Hyacinth 101

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Grape hyacinths, also famous as Muscari, are interconnected assortments that are much smaller. They have a gentle sweet scent.

Dutch hyacinths are cone shaped with abundant florets crowded on the stem. A fresh hyacinth has the majority of its florets closed, with just a few openings on the base. They have strong color and the scent is charming. Older hyacinths on the other hand have a good number of their florets open. Their color is faded and they have a very strong fragrance.

Hyacinths have a solid, tough base. That’s the white component of the stem and it must be cut off before placing the hyacinths inside water. The water then easily breaks through and penetrates the stems to get to the flowers. The ideal way to truly appreciate this flower is to put one hyacinth bulb in a glass of water. Continue reading “What Do You Know About Hyacinths ?”

What Do You Know About Hypericum?

Hypericum 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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What Do You Know About Hydrangeas?

Hydrangeas 101

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A hydrangea is a flowering shrub consisting of hefty, lush cluster of numerous blossoms. The 3 most common varieties are

  • The huge, full headed type, called the mop head it is the most famous one
  • The disk shaped hydrangea with loose, elegant clusters of flowers mostly consisting of tiny closed buds, called the lace cap
  • The cream colored hydrangea, it is the cone-shaped variety with full blossoms that elongate it’s called panicle hydrangea.

The majority of the flowers in a fresh hydrangea flower are open in the cluster, with the exception of the lace cap type. The flower is robust and stiff to the touch. Aged hydrangeas have some of the blossoms on the cluster wilted; the overall flower feels soft to the touch. Hydrangeas benefit from added conditioning, wrap cold, wet cloths on the top of the flowers once they are cut.

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What Do You Know About Iris?

Iris 101

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Iris is an exotic flower, with deep colored blossoms of extraordinary shape. The flower is made of 3 inner petals that arch up and 3 outer ones that fall down. The most common types are florist iris also known as Dutch iris, and then there is the more elegant Siberian iris and the huge, showy type called the bearded iris. The bearded iris has a fluffy, bright colored strip next to the fallen lower petals called the beard. This little beard draws bees towards the blossom for pollination.

Iris reticulate is the miniature variety that reaches only 4 to 6 inches in height. They can also be enforced to bloom indoors in the winter months.

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7 Ways to Use Flowers in Your Wedding

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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. Continue reading “7 Ways to Use Flowers in Your Wedding”

4 Ideas To Add Floral Decor To Your Entryways

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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. Continue reading “4 Ideas To Add Floral Decor To Your Entryways”

Choosing the Right Flower during the fall

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The fall season is just around the corner and you probably have heard all about using the seasonal flowers for your centerpieces, bouquets and other floral decorations, seeing as their availability means fresh delivery of fresh cut flowers, and a wide range of color options. The best thing about buying flowers in fall is that during this season many flowers are much less in price.

It’s always good to purchase in-season flowers to make certain your chances of receiving the best and most gorgeous assortment and avoiding any fiasco caused by weather conditions that may ruin a crop and put off your shipment (or make it double the price!).

The following list of flowers is recommended for the fall season. As you survey this list, you might be stirred by mention of a flower you never imagined to bring into your floral arrangements plans, and your groom may also notice a flower type that will be just the thing for his boutonniere or as a present for a honored women in his side of the family.

You may want to consider the following:

Allium

Allium

Aster

Aster

Alstroemerias

Alstroemeria

Amaranthus

Amaranthus

Anemone

Anemones

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Dahlia

Dahlia

Freesia

Freesia

Gerber Daisy

Gerber Daisy

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

Hypericum Berry

Hypericum Berry

Iris

Iris

Lily

Lily

Orchid

Orchid

Rose

Rose

Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem

Sunflower

Sunflower

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First Time At The Farm

These are few observations I noted in my journal during my visit to a flower farm in Colombia

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Most people have no idea how magnificent it is to watch and understand how flowers get prepared for wholesale. Last June I took a trip to Colombia to look at some of the farms that grow Wholesale Flowers for Whole Blossoms. I had some beforehand idea, however until I saw it with my own eyes I couldn’t completely appreciate the approach in which our flowers are prepared and packed for delivery.

My very first observation was the enormous collection of splendor and color, utterly enchanting to watch. There were so many varieties; the sight was pleasurable to each one of my senses, as one can picture. I felt a bit unfamiliar since I am not proficient in Spanish; nonetheless, the people were very welcoming and seemed to take pleasure in their working atmosphere.

If you have wondered how flowers reach your doorstep from the grower it’s essential for you to identify with the packing process. I got to observe how the warehouses range from freezer cold to refrigerator cold. It was noted that co2 was injected in the packaged flowers. This permits the flower blossoms to stay preserved during shipment and delivery.

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It was rather remarkable to observe their method of packaging the flowers. I watched with interest as they rolled up the flower bunches in 2 layers of 12. Few customers are anxious they didn’t receive their complete order; however, by fully opening the roll they can easily find out they are all there.

It was an enthralling trip and it educated me more about flowers than I had ever thought before. The garden roses were remarkably marvelous. They had a central display area for the range of roses they grew. I spent more than two hours just photographing and studying everyone. This particular green one was my favorite.

I am proud to be a part of Whole Blossoms, to be a part of a business that sends nature’s beauty to people all over USA and Canada.

Creating the Perfect Sweetheart Table for the Bride and Groom

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When you forgo the big, long table that has traditionally served as seating for the bride, groom, and entire bridal party and instead have just one small table for you and your groom alone, this is called the “sweetheart table.” This seating arrangement has become a trend for several reasons: A small round table for two is easily set up right at the front of the dance floor, and room for a schematic-busting long table for sixteen people is no longer needed. What’s more, a sweetheart table gives the bride and groom a few minutes alone to eat in peace and share some undisturbed conversation time. When the bride and groom are seated at their table, guests don’t usually approach. Continue reading “Creating the Perfect Sweetheart Table for the Bride and Groom”

Choosing a Monochromatic Bridal Bouquet

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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. Continue reading “Choosing a Monochromatic Bridal Bouquet”