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Today I'm going to show you some wonderful flowers that you can use for your next spring event. Some of these are just available in spring. Some are available year round. We'll go through the list and I'll let you know when these are usually available.
One of my favorites and a staple that I like to use in my events is called the White Majolica spray rose. I love this because it easily transitions from blush to cream. And a lot of times within the bunch you'll have a variation of those shades.
So if you're working with a bride that loves blush, this is a great option for a flower for her. If you need a spray rose that is a true white, you might want to look at something like princess or snow roses.
What I love about White Majolicas is that they open really beautifully. And you can just pluck away some of those inner petals and get that great, beautiful, golden center if you would like.
These are available usually year round. They do have a pretty big spike in price increase midsummer, whenever they're in really high demand. So that's something you want to talk to your wholesaler about.
And maybe that's something that will affect you in your area. Maybe it's not. But it's something that I've run into. So that's the White Majolica spray.
These are combo roses. They're really unique color and I love them. There's also a rose called camel that might be a great substitute if your wholesaler isn't able to get combo roses.
I love these. As they open they just-- they're really beautiful and a unique color that transitions well between a lot of different palates. So this is kind of one of my staple flowers as well.
The last rose-- well, we have two more here. This one that we're working 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're working with a muted palate.
And then another one that I think pairs so beautifully with White Majolicas and also a quicksand rose is this champagne rose. How beautiful is that? They have a lower pedal count so they open wide. And it's one of my absolute favorite roses.
This is a standard rose. Every rose that you've seen here is a standard rose. So they come with that standard price tag, which is great.
This is spirea. And one of my favorite greens. It's great to grow in your yard if you have the space. It just grows wild and crazy. And you can cut it and it grows back fairly fast.
So this is something that I get locally. You can also get it wholesale sometimes as well. But just a really sweet texture 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 that you always have this in a good water source.
This is kind of what it looks like when it first arrives. But once this takes up some water and is really well-hydrated, this will perk back up a little bit.
But the color variance in it is really interesting and great. It kind of goes from like a silvery tone, like that would pair well with seeded eucalyptus. And it has this dark foliage, of course. And then some of it is actually-- kind of has like a little bit of a yellow undertone in it. So I think this is a really interesting foliage to use in projects.
This is blue Muscari. A really sweet flower that you'll commonly find in gardens. Maybe your mom or grandma has grown it or something. This is something that I 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 the base, if you just pull as opposed to clipping it, you can get a little bit of a longer stem for these. Since these are something that have a very short stem.
But these are available wholesale pretty frequently as well in the spring. And that's just a spring thing. These are some Japanese Sweet Pea. The color variations in them is really beautiful and nice.
And they smell absolutely fabulous. The scent just filled up the whole studio when they arrived. I really love these.
This is called fruitalaria. And one of my very favorites. It comes in several different varieties. So this is just one variety of fruitalaria Here is another variety.
And they do have a little bit of an unpleasant scent, but it's not to the extent that it would bother me. But it definitely is a difference between the sweet peas in the fruitalarias as far as how they smell.
This is called leucadendron. And a lot of times, maybe you've seen this at your wholesale. This is a very, very common wholesale plant. But you'll probably see it looking a little something like this and maybe not all that attractive.
But you'll see, and if you read a little bit on our blog reflexing flowers, you can just gently coax those to flip inside out. And you have a really interesting flower to work with. And check out the color variation on the inside.
This variety is called Safari Sunset. And I think it's a great substitution for brides who might like the 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, and some of them almost look iridescent in color. These are available locally and also through wholesale.
This is ranunculus. One of the smaller varieties. And then here you have some of the beautiful hybrid Japanese ranunculus that, in some cases, are as big as a peony or a large faced flower. So those are two varieties of ranunculus that are available in the spring.
This is an antique carnation. I really love the color variations in here. And again, if they come to you and they're closed you can just gently coax them open. I think these are a really, really lovely flower.
Here we have some anemones. These love it in the chill, in the cold. That's something that you'll find in the winter as well as the spring.
This is some Japanese Lisianthus. A little bit more Japanese Sweet Pea. Some tulips here. This is passion vine.
We have a little bit of Jasmine vine. It's normally blooming around this time of year, you'll get it with the buds. But you can get it a lot of times year round, just the foliage.
Here we have some olive. This is a really sturdy foliage, holds really well.
And then last but not least, my very favorite flower. And something that a lot of people 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 favorite flowers and I grow a lot of it here in the garden. This is coming in wholesale but that is another great flower. So that, in my garden, it blooms from summer the whole way through the fall. And the more you cut it, the more it pops up and keeps producing.
So those are just a few flowers that I wanted to share with you today. And I hope that you enjoyed it and that it inspires you to create more beautiful things for your brides.