Early Spring Flowers

Welcome in springtime the right way with freshly cut spring flowers! Flowers that grow and are popular in the spring are generally characterized by their vibrant pastel colors and bulb shaped blooms. They’re usually grouped together with other flowers of the same kind in arrangements to create an explosion of color and fragrance. These flowers are seeded during the fall or winter in dry and temperate climates and when springtime comes, these perennial flowers blossom with an extremely high demand from around the world. We all adore roses, but because of their year-round availability, let’s take a look at some of the other beloved flowers that we at Wholesale Flowers will carrying this spring.

Tulips – The most popular and respected flower that blossoms during the spring season is the tulip. They require a bit of cold to grow so they’ll look their best in the spring time. Tulips are great for arrangements because they naturally grow in a wide variety of colors, with the exception of blue. They’ll even continue to grow a bit after being cut and arranged. Fun fact: tulips are the national flower of Turkey and Afghanistan. These countries have been influenced by the flower throughout their respective histories and even hold annual tulip festivals.

Ranunculus – Another bulb flower that blooms in the springtime and comes in a variety colors are ranunculus. They grow in almost every shade of warm color, making ranunculus a symbol of radiant charm. The multi-layered, delicate petals are a favorite among brides and are a cost-effective substitution for peonies, which bloom a little later in the year. They’re also long lasting and can last up to 6 weeks in a vase.

Freesia – Freesias are one of the most fragrant and unique spring flowers. All 16 species are native to southern Africa, but the seven most popular ones used in the floral industry today are primarily grown in the U.S. and are renowned for their hanging row of funnel-shaped flowers. The stem of freesias bend at a 90 degree angle just below the first flower, giving them their uncommon shape. Freesias are synonymous with springtime because of the captivating blooms and sweet smells they produce.

Hyacinth – The last spring flower for today is the highly scented and exceptionally shaped hyacinth flower. They’re often associated with spring because hyacinths are a sign of rebirth and are even the official flower of the Persian New Year celebration, held during the Spring Equinox. Hyacinths aren’t necessarily flowers, they’re actually flowering plants native to the Mediterranean region. The bulb produces a dense stalk filled with wonderfully colorful and aromatic flowers. Hyacinths are defiantly a welcomed treat in a spring-themed floral arrangement.

These are just four of the popular spring-blossoming flowers that we’ll have on-hand throughout their growing seasons. At our San Diego location, you can find an array of colorful and fragrant flowers that truly capture the essence of spring. With the arrival of spring, our excellent design team will be including these flowers in beautiful arrangements for our design cooler and for custom orders. For more details visit our website at www.wholesaleflowersandsupplies.com or stop by our store and speak to our friendly staff.

Natural Centerpieces

Trends come and go in the floral industry, but some basic principles stay the same. One of those principles is to have an appreciation for nature and the colorful and fragrant beauty that it produces. With the arrival of spring right around the corner, there’ll be an abundance of organic materials that can be combined to make the ideal natural centerpiece. It’s important to keep the outdoors in mind when selecting everything you intend to use, from the flowers, foliage, and container.

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Let’s start from the bottom-up. When you’re brainstorming your design, start by contemplating what you would like to achieve. The type and size of container you choose will help determine how the rest of the piece will be structured. For obvious reasons, a variety wooden containers are the most commonly used for natural arrangements, but don’t be discouraged to use a metal, glass, or ceramic vase. Rustic and galvanized metal containers are quality choices for a natural arrangement. Now that you have your vase picked out, it’s time to build your design.

Natural floral arrangements are designed look as if the flowers were freshly picked from the fields. Most natural centerpieces include flowers that are considered garden flowers such as roses and tulips or wild flowers like daisies, asters, and feverfew. Although the flower selection can be important, there’s no set structure for a natural arrangement. It can be any shape or size that you’d like. Start with wet floral foam to hold and hydrate your flowers then start inserting the flowers to create your scenery. Try not to overcrowd it with flowers because these types of designs call for a larger amount of greenery and fillers than everyday arrangements.

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The essence of natural centerpieces is to keep it as wild and organic as possible. Which means your design will need it’s fair share of greenery such as boxwood and eucalyptus. Wild flowers like wax flower and queen Anne’s lace would fit right in with your theme and is a appropriate substitute for gypsophilia (baby’s breath). You can incorporate more wood into your arrangement with the addition of curly willow or tree bark. If you have any open area around the base of your flowers add sheet or reindeer moss to simulate the wild. Stones and bark would be a nice touch as well.

Just like in the wild, the different elements in your design are what makes it whole. Bring the scenery that we so much overlook to the spotlight with a wonderful natural centerpiece. Not only are these arrangements adaptable to any season of the year, but they combine all of the finest aspects of wild right in your living room.

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