What do You Know about Bouvardia?

September 14th, 2014 by Paul Walls

Bouvardia 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 understand about Bouvardia:

  1. Bouvardias are clusters of small tubular flowers with four equal petals atop slender woody stems. A fresh Bouvardia should be mostly in bud stage, with only one to two flowers open. The buds should show good color.
  2. Older Bouvardia has most of their flowers open; some may have started to bend or drop from the cluster. Bouvardias bruise very easily when handled.
  3. Bouvardias are prone to premature wilting because water has difficulty penetrating the dense woody stems to reach the branching flower clusters. To prolong vase life, recut the stems and place into deep, fresh water frequently. This will help keep a steady water flow to the flowers. Also, tear off any excess greenery and blossoms so that more water reaches the primary blossoms.

Here are some facts about Bouvardia:

Names – Bouvardia

Varieties – Bouvardia hybrids in single and double varieties.

Colors – Whites, pinks, peaches, red, and a new green shade.

Scent – Very faint to none

Freshness – The buds show color, and only a couple of blossoms are open. The flowers bruise very easily.

Vase Life – Approximately 5 days. Bouvardia is very water sensitive. There is a special floral food available at most florists for Bouvardia, which aids in water absorption.

Availability – All year, but summer and fall are the predominant seasons.

Cost – Moderately priced

Arranging Tip – Bouvardia is popular choice for a wedding bouquet flower, but remember that they do not hold up out of water.

Here are some popular varieties of Bouvardia:

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What do You Know about Chrysanthemums?

September 13th, 2014 by Paul Walls

Chrysanthemums 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 keep in mind with chrysanthemums:

  1. Chrysanthemums come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. They are separated into 13 categories, depending on the blossoms type or shape of petals. Chrysanthemums can be single blossoms or sprays with several flowers. The blossoms range from daisy to cushion or button types. They can be single or have double layers of petals. The petals can curve inward, called incurve, or be reflexed, curving out.
  2. A popular type of chrysanthemum, especially in autumn to wear to football games, is the very large round blossom type with incurve petals. This variety has been nicknamed football mums.
  3. Chrysanthemums are a very long-lasting flower. It is best to purchase or cut them when the flowers are fully open. Cut too early in bud stage, they will not open. The daisy types will have the middle exposed. Other types, such as button or cushion blossoms, will be open, but the middle will appear to open further. Fresh chrysanthemums show good color and are firm to the touch.
  4. Older chrysanthemums have petals faded into color. The petals may become more separated with age, and the flower may feel almost soft to the touch. It may shed some of its petals when handled.
  5. The common daisy belongs to the chrysanthemum family.

Here are some facts about chrysanthemums:

Names – Chrysanthemum, Mum.

Varieties – About 1,000 different varieties.

Colors – Available in most shades but no true blue. Some are two-toned and multicolored.

Scent – A strong musk scent.

Freshness – Purchase or cut when the flowers are three-fourths to fully open. Flowers in bud will usually not open after being cut.

Vase Life – 10 days to two weeks or longer.

Availability – All year, but the prime season is summer.

Cost – Inexpensive

Meaning – The name chrysanthemum means “golden flower” in Greek. Individual colors have their own meanings: Red symbolizes love, white symbolizes truth, and yellow symbolizes slighted love. Snubbed in some countries as a funeral flower, the chrysanthemum is the national symbol of Japan, where it signifies long life and happiness.

Arranging Tip – Chrysanthemums are a very long-lasting cut flower and popular for arrangements. But they can shorten the vase life of other flowers and are best used alone.

Other – Chrysanthemums have thick, coarse stems which one would normally hammer or split. However, these flowers should be cut at a diagonal instead, owing to the large amounts of gas they give off. Change the water frequently to avoid an overabundance of harmful bacteria. A few pieces of horticultural charcoal in the water will help absorb some of the bacteria between water changes.

Here are some popular varieties you may be interested in:

Button Poms

CDN (Cushion, Daisy, Novelty) Pom

Cushion Poms

Daisy Poms

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4 Ideas in Making Single-Stem Bouquets for Your Wedding

September 12th, 2014 by Paul Walls

A quick, simple, and inexpensive DIY project for you or your bridesmaids’ florals is to create single-stem flowers to use in place of bouquets, or fashioning a simple ribbon wrap to cluster informal bunches of flowers for a more casual wedding.

Single-stem and bunch bouquets, by virtue of being easy to create, are also great budget-friendly choices, as there is very little labor involved. The ultra detailed Biedermeier bouquet, which can take hours and hundreds of tiny flowers to affix in painstaking concentric circles, using both glue and pins. With this style of bouquet, you have just three easy steps.

Your bouquet choice always coordinates with the formality of your wedding and the design of your dress, so these styles offer the simplest class of effort for both formal and informal weddings. For instance, a single-stemmed calla lily works for a formal wedding, while a single-stemmed Gerber daisy suits an informal wedding. Your choice of ribbon must also work with the style and formality of your day, so look at lovely satin ribbon, some containing tiny pearl edges, for your more formal event, lace ribbon for your romantic Victorian garden wedding, or bright satin ribbon to match the color of daisy for your casual backyard wedding. In the informal realm, brides are choosing striped ribbon, plaids, and even ribbons with funky circles or color blocks to add a punch of creativity to their self-made designs.

The type of ribbon you use to create your single-stem or bunch bows and ties can also be used as coordinating décor for other parts of your wedding day, such as fabric placeholder in your guest book or the ribbon you use in your DIY favors, and even the ribbon you use in your flower girls’ hair.

  1. Using Single-Stem Roses
  • Choose a rose with a head that’s about to bloom for best appearance on your wedding day.
  • Choose a rose with a straight stem, strip it of leaves and thorns, and cut the stem to a length of 12 to 14 inches.
  • Ribbons wrap either the entire stem or simply tie a bow. Store your ribbon-bow-only single-stem flowers in a vase of water until it’s time to walk down the aisle.
  1. Using Single-Stem Callas
  • Gather the stems, perhaps moving the green leaves to the top of the collection, nearest the blooms.
  • Wrap the stem and leaves in place with floral tape all the way down the stem.
  • Wrap the entire stem with satin ribbon to give the flower enough sturdiness, or skip the tape and ribbon wrap and just tie a satin bow around the top third of the stem for decoration
  1. Using Single-Stem Daisies
  • Carefully remove the plastic brace set just below the flower’s head for support during shipping just before it’s time to walk down the aisle, but leave it on as you wrap the stem.
  • Daisy stems should be wrapped tightly with floral tape to give it extra strength, then covered with a ribbon wrap and tied with a ribbon bow.
  • If you cut the stems to a six-to eight-inch length, you can wrap them with lace instead of ribbon.
  1. Using Bunches
  • Gather your chosen wild-flowers, tulips, peonies, daisies, or other flowers and begin assembling your chosen arrangement of blooms.
  • Begin with larger flowers in the center; then build in circles around the outside.
  • Wrap the entire collection of stems with floral tape, cut across the bottom for a uniform cut level, and then wrap the entire stem collection with ribbon or lace in spiral fashion, going once down and then up to tie in a bow at the top.

Hopefully these are some helpful ideas to add to your wedding planning. At Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers, we would love to assist you and provide you with the freshest wholesale flowers available. We have FREE SHIPPING on every order and have very low prices. Come visit us at www.wholeblossoms.com.

What do You Know about Allium?

September 12th, 2014 by Paul Walls

Allium 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 allium:

  1. Alliums are clusters of small, star-shaped blossoms. The blossoms can be compact, forming a round, globelike cluster such as seen in the popular giganteum variety. This variety can reach four to six feet in height. Alliums can also be small, loose sprays of blossoms.
  2. A fresh allium should have one-third to one-half its blossoms open.
  3. Older allium flowers have most of their blossoms open, with some dried out. The onion odor may be more noticeable.
  4. The small white spray known as Allium neopolitanum is the only variety with a sweet, pleasant scent. This variety makes an excellent cut flower for arrangements.

Here are some additional facts about allium:

Names Allium, ornamental onion flower

Varieties – There are over 400 varieties of alliums. Alliums are composed of many star-shaped blossoms, which may be compact to form a round cluster, or loose sprays of blossoms.

Colors – Most alliums come in shades of purple, but some varieties are available in white, pink, or yellow.

Scent – Slight onion scent, becoming noticeable when the flowers are bruised, damaged, or aging.

Freshness – Alliums should have one-third to one-half of their blossoms open.

Vase Life – 10 days up to 3 weeks. Change the water frequently to prevent odor from developing.

Availability – Late spring through summer.

Cost – The giganteum variety—expensive. Other varieties—inexpensive to moderately priced.

Meaning – European folklore ascribed magical properties to the ornamental onion. The plant was used for good luck and protection against demons.

Arranging Tip – Be careful not to bruise the flowers when arranging, as this will release the onion odor.

Growing Tip – Alliums are very easy to grow, multiplying rapidly. They do well in poor or dry soil, and in full sun or shade. The flowers can last up to a month in the garden. Plant the tall, big-blossomed varieties in an area protected from wind, since the stems break easily.

Here are some specific varieties you may be interested in:

If you are looking for more information, or are looking for flowers for your next wedding and planned event, the people of Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to help you. We have a large variety of flowers at wholesale prices, plus so much more. Please visit our website at www.wholeblossoms.com

 

What do You Know about Amaryllis?

September 12th, 2014 by Paul Walls

Amaryllis 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 keep in mind with amaryllis:

  1. Amaryllis or Hippeastrum are tall flowers having thick green stems with two to five large, trumpet-shaped blossoms at the top. Mini amaryllis are basically the same flower, but much shorter and with smaller blossoms.
  2. Amaryllis Belladonna has pink blossoms and deep brown stems. This variety is fragrant.
  3. A fresh amaryllis has most of its blossoms closed or just one beginning to open. The buds show great color and size, and the stem feels strong and sturdy. It is normal for the bottom of the stem to curl. This is not an indication of freshness.
  4. Older amaryllis has most of their flowers open, with the tips beginning to dry out or becoming discolored. The stems feel weak, and older ones may start to crack or break.
  5. Mostly used in tall bouquets, amaryllis cut down with a few other flowers make a full, impressive, long-lasting arrangement that does not require a lot of flowers.

Here are some facts about amaryllis:

Names – Amaryllis or Hippeastrum, Amaryllis Belladonna or Belladonna Lily,

Varieties – Hippeastrums are available in single and double varieties as well.

Colors – White, pale yellow or green; shades of pink; salmon, red, and burgundy. Some are striped or variegated.

Scent – None, except for the Belladonna variety, which has a mild, sweet fragrance.

Freshness – Most of the blossoms are closed, but show good color and size. Watch for bruises on the tips of the blooms.

Vase Life – Approximately 7 to 10 days or longer

Availability – Amaryllis Hippeastrum is available December through April for cut flowers. The bulbs are available in the fall. The Belladonna variety is available in late August to early October.

Cost – Winter—expensive. Spring—moderately expensive.

 

Meaning – This dramatic flower symbolizes pride.

Arranging Tip – Amaryllis stand about 24 inches or more. They make an impressive statement alone or mixed in tall arrangements, but can be just as showy cut down for shorter bouquets.

Growing Tip – To force amaryllis bulbs, pick a container only slightly larger than the bulb. Amaryllis bulbs like to be crowded, because they rot easily and a smaller space cuts down excess moisture. Plant the bulb with one-third of its surface exposed. Water once and place in medium to strong light. Do not water again until there is a sign of growth. Then water once a week. When the bulb is finished flowering, continue watering until the stalk and leaves die back, thus nourishing the bulb for the next flowering. Stop watering, place in a cool, dark spot for approximately six months, then start the process again. The older the bulb, the more flower stalks the bulb will produce.

Other – Amaryllis in bud stage opens slowly and turns toward the light. Make sure this flower is in an evenly lit place, or you may need to turn the vase or pot to ensure a well-developed blossom.

Specific varieties of amaryllis you may be interested in:

If you are planning a wedding or social event, you may consider amaryllis. You may also want to check out our wide variety of flowers at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers. Just go to our website at www.wholeblossoms.com and allow a professional to assist you with all of your wholesale flower needs.

What do You Know about Agapanthus?

September 12th, 2014 by Paul Walls

Agapanthus 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 agapanthus:

  1. Agapanthuses are tall, with round clusters of lily-shaped flowers atop thick, dark-green stems. The stem is usually one to three feet in length. A fresh agapanthus has one-third of its blossoms opening, with the rest in bud stage. The blossoms turn upward. If you shake the flower gently, the blossoms will not drop.
  2. When older agapanthuses have dropped some flowers, the small bare stems within the flower clusters indicated this. Some of the blossoms may also be dried out or discolored. The flowers drop more profusely with age, and appear to turn downward.
  3. When the flowers drop, keep the small, bare stems cut back at the base of the cluster to help the other blossoms open. Stems and spent blossoms that are not cut back inhibit the others from opening.
  4. Agapanthus cut very short, two or three inches below the base of the cluster, are tucked into a bouquet so that just the flowers are revealed. This gives an exotic flower a sweeter, more old-fashioned appearance.

Here are some facts about agapanthus:
Names Agapanthus, African lily, Lily of the Nile.

Colors – Shades of light blue to deep purple-blue, and the more uncommon white.

Scent – None

Freshness – About one-third of the blossoms are opening, with the open blossoms slightly turned upward. The flowers and buds do not drop when handled. (However, some of the open flowers will drop before the blossoms are open.)

Vase Life – 7 to 10 days, or longer

Availability – All year, but the predominant season is summer. Bulbs are available late winter to early spring.

Cost – Moderately expensive

Meaning – Agapanthus means “love flower” in Greek

Arranging Tip – These exotic flowers make such a statement that just a few stems are impressive alone. Agapanthus can also be cut very short and used in mixed arrangements, taking on a more old-fashioned appearance.

Growing Tip – This flower can be grown indoors much like the amaryllis, but blooms in the summer.

Here is a list of varieties you may be interested in:

If you are interested in agapanthus and would like more information, you can contact the people at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers. They would love to assist you with all of your floral needs, including weddings and special events. Just go to our website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

3 Ways to Create a Water Ceremony to Show Your Honor

September 12th, 2014 by Paul Walls

If your wedding will take place on the beach, either lakeside or Oceanside, or on a yacht, you have the perfect opportunity to cast tribute flowers into the water as you remember your departed loved ones.

Tossing flowers into the ocean has long been a ritual in many cultures; with some bearing the interpretation that you are offering flowers out to the souls of the departed that now exist as part of nature out in the horizon. Other cultures practice water-based floral rituals as an offering to the gods and mythic characters that are said to transport the souls of the departed to the hereafter. And still others hold fast to the concept of water being the main element of life, and by offering gifts to the sea you support the “lives” of those who have passed to another realm. And some couples just like the practice of throwing flowers into the sea and watching them float gently on the waves. No deep spiritual meanings for them.

You can learn to design the floral pieces that you can use in your on-the-water remembrance rituals, deciding on your loved one’s favorite flowers, colors, and other personalizes choices.

There are three ways you can create your remembrance rituals:

1.       Rituals Using Single Flowers

  • Give each guest a single short stemmed flower to toss in the water
  • Decide if you wish to cast all white flowers, or if you wish to create a colorful bloom tribute with multiple hues of flowers
  • If stems are too unwieldy, hand out flower heads such as daisies, which are better floaters than rose heads.
  • If you prefer, keep this ritual to yourselves; be the only ones to toss your single white, red, or other colored flowers out to sea.

2.       Rituals Using Wreaths

  • Fashion smaller wreaths, almost the size of bracelets, for your guests to throw into the water.
  • Toss two wreaths into the water, one for relatives and friends on each side of the family.
  • A third wreath might be thrown in memory of departed friends you share in your own relationship.
  • Wreaths may be made purely of greenery, without roses or other blooms, as a way to save on your floral budget.

3.       Rituals Using Petals

  • Rather than throw stemmed flowers, wreaths, or bouquets into the water, toss handfuls of pretty petals. The most popular color is white for these water tributes, with bright colors coming in a surprising second place.
  • Again, the two of you may be the only ones to sprinkle your flower petals into the surf or over the railing of the yacht to decorate the water surrounding your floating ceremony.

Some other flowers you can use are: dahlias, and sunflowers. If you are considering a personal event like this, please allow Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers assist you with all of your floral needs. They will be glad to help you choose the right flowers for such a solemn occasion. Just go to their website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

4 Seasons of Birth Month Flowers to Personalize Your Event

September 11th, 2014 by Paul Walls

How to Personalize Your Flower Choices According to Your Birth Month’s Symbolic Blooms

For many years the floral industry has promoted a symbolic tradition each month having a special flower known as a birth month flower. Brides and grooms have long incorporated their birth month flowers into their wedding designs as a way to bring a personal touch and deeper significance into their floral pieces, and they also use birth month flowers to honor their parents, departed relatives, their own children, and yes, even their pets.

Another popular way that couples use their birth month flower is to embrace the birth month of their wedding, which marks the start of their new life together and gives their big day an actual birthday. At the wedding and on the anniversaries, they will incorporate the birth-month blooms of their union.

Taking this personalization a step further, they’ll share the story of their wedding birth-month—or the inclusion of their own or parent’s birth-month flowers—in their wedding day floral pieces and tribute arrangements so that guests can appreciate the special, thoughtful steps that went into designing each element of the day.

Your birth-month flowers can be combined in your bouquet, including both his and hers blooms, and you can also bring in the birth-month flowers of your children to give your bouquet a truly family oriented symbolism—provided that each flower complements the collection as a whole. Tulips and holly would be a strange combination, for instance. We’ve provided two flowers for each month, giving you more of a selection for combinations and the blending of special family blooms.

Want to add even more meaning? Look at your birth-month gemstones, such as emerald for May, and bring those colors into your bouquet and décor. This just makes the symbolism even deeper, giving you a fresh combination of the two major birth month specialties with plenty of color to work with.

If your birth-month flowers don’t work with your desired bouquet or centerpiece plans, such as daisies not fitting in with your formal wedding sea of roses and calla lilies, then use those daisies as a theme at another of your pre- or post wedding events.

 

 

  • FALL BIRTHDAYS
  • September: aster or morning glory
  • October: Calendula or cosmos
  • November: chrysanthemum
  • WINTER BIRTHDAYS
  • December: narcissus or holly
  • January: carnations or snowdrop
  • February: violet or primrose violet

This is a very decorative way to show your love and appreciation. Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to meet all of your floral needs at wholesale prices, not to mention, FREE SHIPPING on every delivery. Please visit their website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

 

11 Flower Buying and Care Tips

September 11th, 2014 by Paul Walls

Here are 11 helpful hints to keep in mind when buying flowers and their prolonged care before a wedding or special event.

  1. A commercial flower food will prolong to life of cut flowers. Sugar, sparkling lemon-lime sodas, or aspirin added to the water will also keep the flowers healthier longer.
  2. If you are using flowers from your own garden, they may not last as long as commercially grown flowers. Garden flowers, like bought flowers, should stay in fresh water before use.
  3. Make sure that any containers used for soaking flowers are clean and bacteria-free. Rinse them with water containing a little bleach before using.
  4. Look for bright yellow stamens on lilies; old lilies (of all varieties) have dark stamens.
  5. Make sure lily stamens are removed; their pollen stains anything it touches bright orange.
  6. Spray table arrangements with water to keep them fresh and the oasis moist.
  7. Keep all finished arrangements somewhere cool and dark, but don’t be tempted to store any flowers, including boutonnieres and corsages, in the fridge.
  8. The length of a teardrop bouquet should be tailored to the height of the bride: the taller the bride, the longer the bouquet can be. For petite bride, a tied bunch is probably more flattering.
  9. For pinning boutonnieres to lapels, use pearl-headed pins, which look more special than normal straight pins.
  10. Some of the longest-lasting flowers are chrysanthemums, carnations, orchids, roses, tulips, and calla lilies. Sweet peas and poppy anemones, though beautiful, have a short life once cut.
  11. Prices of exotic flowers such as callas and orchids can rise markedly during the peak wedding months (May to July), or if supplies are low. If you’re on a budget, go for the flowers less prone to fluctuations in price, such as roses and carnations.

If you need any help, or are looking for flowers for a wedding or planned event, the people at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to help you make it an occasion to be remembered. Please visit their website at www.wholeblossoms.com

What do You Know about Anemones?

September 10th, 2014 by Paul Walls

Anemones 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 things to keep in mind with anemones:

  1. Anemones are cup-shaped flowers in rich jewel colors. The centers are pale green or black. A fresh anemone has a tight, clean center without pollen developing. The petals show good color and enclose together.
  2. Older anemones have pollinated centers. The petals are slightly faded in color and have become separated more from one another.
  3. Anemones will open in the light and in a heated environment, and close in the dark or in cooler temperatures. They will also curve or bend toward the light. Keep them in medium light and in a cooler spot to prolong life. Remember this also when arranging with anemones.
  4. The Japanese anemone is similar to the florist anemones seen in the other photos, but has smaller flowers and is available in shades of white and pink. This variety is the best choice for the garden, blooming in late summer to first frost. It also makes a good cut flower. Anemone coronaria or the florist anemone is not very hardy and has a short growing season, from about late April to mid-May.

Here is some additional information you may find helpful.

Names – Anemone, Windflower

Varieties – Coronaria are the traditional florist anemones. Single, double, and semi double varieties are available. Anemone De Caen and Mona Lisa varieties, which are much taller and with larger flowers, were developed from this variety.

Colors – White, shades of pink and purple, magenta, and burgundy. The middles can be pale green or black.

Scent – None

Freshness – The flowers have clean, tight centers with no pollination. The petals have good solid color, and are close together, forming a cup shape.

Vase Life - 5 to 7 days. Keep in medium light and in a cool spot prolonging vase life.

Availability - Available as a cut flower December to May, but the season is primarily spring.

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

Meaning - To forsake

Note - Anemones are the flowers referred to as the “lilies of the field” in the Old Testament.

Arranging Tip - Japanese anemones are a hardier variety, with a longer blooming season. This is the best choice for the garden, and makes good cut flowers. Japanese anemones are available in whites and pinks.

Other - Anemones are heavy drinkers, so check the water level frequently.

Here are some specific varieties available that you may be interested in:

Anemones are a great flower and will make any wedding or planned event shine. If you would like to order fresh anemones Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to help you. Just go to their website at www.wholeblossoms.com and choose for hundreds of flower varieties. There is FREE SHIPPING on every order and wholesale flowers are three times fresher than flowers from the local florist.