Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: Session 25


                                                                                                                                                                                   image via Amy Merrick

The Question:

What is your favorite greenery for bouquets/arrangements? Feel free to name more than one!


The Answers:

I love Seeded Eucalyptus and Sea Star Fern. For cascading or loose looking designs, I love Passionflower Vine and Jasmine Vine.

-Holly Chapple (Holly Heider Chapple Flowers)


Herbs (Sage, Rosemary, Lavender) and vines (Clematis, Passionflower)

-Clare Day (Clare Day Flowers)


Scented Geranium Leaf, Large Leaf Dusty Miller, Jasmine Vine and Herbs (Oregano, Sage, Mint, etc.)

-Elisabeth Zemetis (Blush Floral Design)


I love to combine different shades of green in bouquets so will work with hard ruscus and Eucalyptus cinerea in bouquets. The compact shapes of these foliages suit my style of wedding flowers. I also love the look of baby blue eucalyptus but don’t love to use too much of it due to the very oily sap which is released when conditioning. For tropical and exotic inspired bouquets I like to incorporate red cordyline leaves, folded and taped before working into the design.

-Nick Priestly (Mood Flowers)


Thanks Nick, Elisabeth, Clare and Holly!


Since we’re talking about greenery…

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Honey of a Thousand Flowers 

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Francoise Weeks and Jaime Bosworth Photography 

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The Hidden Garden 

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Blush Flowers and Jessica Jones Photography

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Sullivan Owen 

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Isha Foss 

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Francoise Weeks and Daniel Stark Photography

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Floral Verde (made at a Francoise Weeks workshop)

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Floral Verde

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Natalie Galasso Designs 

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Stems and Taylor Lord Photography 

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Art with Nature and Jill Thomas Photography 

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White Lilac Inc. 

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Nest Floral Studio and Jonathan Ivy Photography

Do you have a favorite greenery that we didn’t mention? Please share!



Sue Prutting said...

My faves are Nine Bark for it's wonderful color and Elaeagnus for it's beautiful weight and drape.

Laurie (Fleurie) said...

Right now I have a lot of different types of ferns in pots. They held up extremely well in a recent photo shoot.
Complete opposite effect, but still love using succulents from my collection. Also added a new silver plant to my garden; its called Mairena sedifolia, it has tiny silver leaves and is heat and drought tolerant.

Janet said...

Thank you for showing a couple of my bouquets! I would love to do an all foliage wedding for a bride some day.