So now that we’ve gotten all the stuff about me out of the way, let’s talk about some of the things I’ll be talking about in my articles over the next few weeks! In my next article I’ll discuss a very common question a lot of florists hear as well as touch on some difficulties which florists face around Valentine’s Day. Throughout this segment, you may find I tend to think creatively, taking an outside of the box approach to all my work! I’ll tell you about different flowers that last just as long (if not longer) than the traditional carnation and I’ll help you get past the traditional showiness of a dozen red roses! There are hundreds of flowers out there so why not try asking for something a little more interesting out of our florists? How about asking our florists to help show us the more natural side of floral design? Why not search for the link between floral design and gardening and go further than simply “flowers are gown in a garden”!
Another design that involves gardening is called a botanical design often made in the winter and spring because it uses flower bulbs in their process of growth! The bulbs are usually placed in a container (often glass) with a few rocks and a little water to keep the bulbs growing!
The arrangement shown demonstrates what a finished botanical arrangement would resemble however since it has both hyacinth and amaryllis bulbs (amaryllis is the plant at the top), it is not a perfect representation. In a true botanical arrangement, all of the bulbs would be the same type and the interest factor would stem from the different development stages, with some being bulbs with just roots, some partially developed with a few leaves and still others fully developed, flower stalk and all.
Botanical arrangements aren’t all that popular with florists so this example was the best I could find though since they are just as nice as traditional flower arrangements it won’t be long and these lesser known arrangements will be in high demand!
Image Credit - Nordic Inspiration