Pansies and Violas for Cut Flowers – Floret Flowers

In recent years I’ve seen pansies being used more frequently in bouquets by designers who are either growing their own flowers or have access to a really high-end flower market. I have always loved these sweet, cheerful little flowers but never really considered them as a potential bouquet ingredient because of their small size. Eager to figure … Continue reading Pansies and Violas for Cut Flowers – Floret Flowers

Crazy for Cosmos – Floret Flowers

Of all the annual flowering plants you can grow in your cutting garden (or even the back of your veggie patch), none is more productive than cosmos. They truly are a cut-and-come-again flower: The more you harvest them, the more they bloom. A single planting will produce buckets of airy, delicate, daisy-like blossoms for many … Continue reading Crazy for Cosmos – Floret Flowers

Fabulous Foliages and Fillers – Floret Flowers

  Having a steady supply of foliage is key to successfully making bouquets throughout the season—in spring, during the long months of summer, and into early fall. In this post, I’ll share the best staple foliages and foliage-like fillers, along with several of my favorite new varieties for 2020. Most of the varieties here can … Continue reading Fabulous Foliages and Fillers – Floret Flowers

Early Spring Flowers

BASKET OF GOLD COMMON NAME:  basket of gold GENUS:  Alyssum  {although this plant is generally listed in catalogs as Alyssum saxatile, it can also be listed in the genus Aurinia} SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS, A. saxatile  'Citrinum'-pale yellow flowers. A.s. 'Compactum'-bright yellow flowers; shorter plants. A.s. 'Flora Plenum'-double form; bright yellow; each flower is like a miniature … Continue reading Early Spring Flowers

Arranging, Pressing, Drying Flowers

Our first this morning was to create a pdf file for our 'Flower Dyeing' content. I have never used Google Docs, ever! With a strong cup of coffee and determination, I do believe the file turned out decent and readable. You can view it here and please let me know what you think. Julia Burrell, in … Continue reading Arranging, Pressing, Drying Flowers