everyday garden flowers that make a great bouquet
Clubs of America | May 07, 2014
It’s possible for you to have a spectacular bouquet created from just everyday garden flowers. The unique arrangement of flowers, ferns and wispy blooms along with different shapes and colors are what makes a bouquet a thing of beauty in the eyes of the recipient, not the rarity and cost of the blossoms themselves. Certain garden types last longer than others and, therefore, will make the bouquet even more cherished.
Wispy blooms have tufts of small, white flowers that can fill in gaps in the arrangement with their more intricate blossoms. The sturdy, well-branched stems can act as a frame for the other blossoms you have in the vase.
White Calla Lily
Calla lilies are elegant as they extend out of a vase like brilliant white bolts of lightning. The plants can grow up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. The deep, chalice-like outer leaf of the lily ends in a pale green wisp, making it incredibly eye-catching. The center spike looks like it’s sugar glazed when the little flowers open and pollen appears.
The name alone is alluring, and the violet blooms are prolific and last a long time as a cut flower. The blooms are diminutive at only 8 to 12 inches tall, so it’s best for you to have them bunched together to make an intriguing visual impact.
The colors of the elegant blooms are endless and may have unusual combinations such as lilac with a black center or cobalt blue with a white center. The plants can reach 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide and are packed with blooms that keep coming for weeks.
Its triangular shape stands out, making it a great focal flower. For example, each stalk of the ‘Dreaming Spires’ produces two blooms. After the first one is spent, a second one opens to replace it. This gives it a longer life in a vase. Spiky or blooms add drama and height.
Their sweet scent draws you closer to the vase, and their draping makes them the perfect finishing touch. Sweet peas are vines that can climb up to 6 feet.
Foamy clusters of tiny chartreuse blossoms with scalloped glaucous leaves can be used in place of leafy greens. Pairing this flower with any shade of blue is a spectacular combination.