Up Close And Personal With Types Of Flowers

This is where you get to know the types of flowers.

In flower arrangements, you need flowers and foliage. You might recognize some flower or foliage and used it in arrangements but how well do you know them?

The more you're educated about them, the more you know how to handle them. Then, your job becomes easier.

Depending on the situation, you can wisely choose the flower to suit the situation's requirements.

Take hydrangeas for example. If you are unaware that they actually dehydrate pretty quick, you might use them in a summer bouquet.

With the heat, they cannot last very long. So, being educated can save your time.


Fresh Cut Flowers

Fresh cut flowers are the types of flowers that you use in your arrangements for home decoration, weddings and gifts. They may not last long as the artificial flowers but they are very fresh and beautiful. Often, when you but them from the market or online, you need to treat them to make them fresher and last longer. Popular flowers are roses, lilies, carnations, orchids, etc. Clicking on the links below will tell you more about their variety.


Berries

There are many types of berries. They are popularly used as fillers in arrangements and bouquets. Their round shape add a contrasting texture to the fresh flowers.

Find out the types of berries you can use.


Australian Flowers

Australian flowers are rare and special. Seldom we see them in everyday arrangements or weddings. But, they make unique arrangements because they are rare. For example, the types of flowers are kangaroo paws, stirlingias, leucospermums, etc.


Tropical Flowers

Tropical flowers are great for weddings, not to mention when making tropical flower arrangements. Orchids, anthuriums, plumerias and hibiscus are all beautiful tropical flowers.


Sympathy Flower

There is no rule to which flower is to be used as a sympathy flowers. There are flowers whose meaning is sympathy, but it is not confined to that. You can use gladioulus, carnations, mums and roses for sympathy arrangements.

For a funeral, there are several arrangements to consider. They can be wreaths, urn arrangements, casket sprays, arrangement on easels or a simple basket arrangement. You can also personalize the arrangements to remember the deceased.


Birthday Flower

Did you know that each month has a birthday flower? If you're born in January, your birthday flower would be Carnation. Find out what's yours...

  • January - Carnation
  • February - Iris
  • March - Daffodil
  • April - Daisy
  • May - Lily
  • June - Rose
  • July - Delphinium
  • August - Gladiola
  • September - Aster
  • October - Marigold
  • November - Chrysanthemum
  • December - Poinsettia


Foliage

Foliage play an important part in arrangements. They are used to cover the wet foam, fill up empty spaces and even become part of the arrangement itself. They are many types of foliage available. Some with wide leaves, some thin, some are straight and some are curvy.

Vines are also used as foliage. And there are many types. Find out the types of vine foliage.


Edible Flowers

Edible flowers can be used as toppers for wedding cakes or cupcakes. You can also use them to decorate wedding napkins.

Edible flowers include carnations, chrysanthemums, dandelions, fuchsias, gardenias, gladiolus, hibiscus, jasmine, lavender, pansies, marigold, lilac, primrose and violet.


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