Today I'm going to show you somewonderful flowers that you can use for your next spring event.
Some of these are justavailable in spring.
Some are available year round.
We'll go throughthe list and I'll let you know when theseare usually available.
One of my favorites and a staplethat I like to use in my events is called the WhiteMajolica spray rose.
I love this becauseit easily transitions from blush to cream.
And a lot of timeswithin the bunch you'll have a variationof those shades.
So if you're working witha bride that loves blush, this is a great optionfor a flower for her.
If you need a spray rosethat is a true white, you might want to look atsomething like princess or snow roses.
What I love aboutWhite Majolicas is that they openreally beautifully.
And you can just pluck awaysome of those inner petals and get that great,beautiful, golden center if you would like.
These are availableusually year round.
They do have a pretty big spikein price increase midsummer, whenever they're inreally high demand.
So that's something you want totalk to your wholesaler about.
And maybe that's something thatwill affect you in your area.
Maybe it's not.
But it's somethingthat I've run into.
So that's the WhiteMajolica spray.
These are combo roses.
They're really uniquecolor and I love them.
There's also a rosecalled camel that might be a great substituteif your wholesaler isn't able to get combo roses.
I love these.
As they open they just–they're really beautiful and a unique colorthat transitions well between a lot ofdifferent palates.
So this is kind of one ofmy staple flowers as well.
The last rose– well,we have two more here.
This one that we'reworking with today is called the amnesia rose.
It's a little bit lavender,a little bit dusty pink.
Has some green tones in here.
So it's really great if you'reworking with a muted palate.
And then anotherone that I think pairs so beautifullywith White Majolicas and also a quicksand roseis this champagne rose.
How beautiful is that? They have a lower pedalcount so they open wide.
And it's one of myabsolute favorite roses.
This is a standard rose.
Every rose that you've seenhere is a standard rose.
So they come with that standardprice tag, which is great.
This is spirea.
And one of my favorite greens.
It's great to grow in youryard if you have the space.
It just grows wild and crazy.
And you can cut it and itgrows back fairly fast.
So this is somethingthat I get locally.
You can also get itwholesale sometimes as well.
But just a really sweettexture to work with.
This is purple feather acacia.
And it does have a tendency,and this is a little bit, to wilt at the end.
So make sure thatyou always have this in a good water source.
This is kind of what it lookslike when it first arrives.
But once thistakes up some water and is reallywell-hydrated, this will perk back up a little bit.
But the color variance in it isreally interesting and great.
It kind of goes fromlike a silvery tone, like that would pair wellwith seeded eucalyptus.
And it has this darkfoliage, of course.
And then some ofit is actually– kind of has like a little bitof a yellow undertone in it.
So I think this is areally interesting foliage to use in projects.
This is blue Muscari.
A really sweet flowerthat you'll commonly find in gardens.
Maybe your mom or grandmahas grown it or something.
This is something thatI really love and think of as a springtime thing.
If you are getting this locally,a little trick– or you're growing it in your garden.
Down toward thebase, if you just pull as opposed toclipping it, you can get a little bit ofa longer stem for these.
Since these are somethingthat have a very short stem.
But these are availablewholesale pretty frequently as well in the spring.
And that's just a spring thing.
These are someJapanese Sweet Pea.
The color variations in themis really beautiful and nice.
And they smellabsolutely fabulous.
The scent just filled up thewhole studio when they arrived.
I really love these.
This is called fruitalaria.
And one of my very favorites.
It comes in severaldifferent varieties.
So this is just onevariety of fruitalaria Here is another variety.
And they do have a littlebit of an unpleasant scent, but it's not to the extentthat it would bother me.
But it definitelyis a difference between the sweet peasin the fruitalarias as far as how they smell.
This is called leucadendron.
And a lot of times, maybe you'veseen this at your wholesale.
This is a very, verycommon wholesale plant.
But you'll probablysee it looking a little something like this andmaybe not all that attractive.
But you'll see, and ifyou read a little bit on our blog reflexingflowers, you can just gently coax those to flip inside out.
And you have a reallyinteresting flower to work with.
And check out the colorvariation on the inside.
This variety iscalled Safari Sunset.
And I think it's agreat substitution for brides who might likethe look of a magnolia.
If they're open to color,this is a direction– it reminds me of that shape,and the center, and everything.
These are viburnum berries.
Very beautiful, andsome of them almost look iridescent in color.
These are available locallyand also through wholesale.
This is ranunculus.
One of the smaller varieties.
And then here you have some ofthe beautiful hybrid Japanese ranunculus that,in some cases, are as big as a peony ora large faced flower.
So those are two varietiesof ranunculus that are available in the spring.
This is an antique carnation.
I really love the colorvariations in here.
And again, if they cometo you and they're closed you can just gentlycoax them open.
I think these are a really,really lovely flower.
Here we have some anemones.
These love it in thechill, in the cold.
That's something that you'llfind in the winter as well as the spring.
This is someJapanese Lisianthus.
A little bit moreJapanese Sweet Pea.
Some tulips here.
This is passion vine.
We have a littlebit of Jasmine vine.
It's normally bloomingaround this time of year, you'll get it with the buds.
But you can get it a lotof times year round, just the foliage.
Here we have some olive.
This is a really sturdyfoliage, holds really well.
And then last but not least,my very favorite flower.
And something that a lot ofpeople have commented, oh.
It's all in your arrangement.
Well it's my very favorite.
I have this beautiful foxglove.
So it's one of my favoriteflowers and I grow a lot of it here in the garden.
This is coming in wholesale butthat is another great flower.
So that, in my garden, itblooms from summer the whole way through the fall.
And the more youcut it, the more it pops up and keeps producing.
So those are just afew flowers that I wanted to share with you today.
And I hope that youenjoyed it and that it inspires you to createmore beautiful things for your brides.