Showing posts with label Statice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Statice. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tropical Roses Bridal Bouquet

We can’t believe it’s Wedding Wednesday again already! Where did the week go? This week’s bouquet is a beauty! Perfect for a tropical summer wedding with warm enough hues to compliment an autumn bride.

We gathered hot pink roses, bi-colored circus roses, purple statice and birds of paradise into a lovely clutch bouquet with a collar of curled ti leaves and a cascade of bear grass for extra drama.
Tropical roses bridal bouquet by Stein Your Florist Co.

If you're in the Philadelphia, PA or Burlington, NJ area and would like to meet with one of Stein Your Florist Co.'s expert wedding consultants call us at 800-887-4013.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Tropical Wedding Wednesday

It’s Wedding Wednesday!! This week’s bouquet takes us to a tropical paradise! It’s certainly not for the traditional bride, but if you’re into contemporary design, exotic flair and brilliant color then this is the bouquet for you!

Bamboo Brilliance Exotic Bridal Bouquet by Stein Your Florist Co.

Spirals of lucky bamboo trumpet from the center of the bouquet and are surrounded by birds of paradise, ginger, craspedia balls, solidego and statice. The bouquet is finished with a collar of rolled ti leaves and the gathered stems are wrapped tightly with a bit of raffia.

The brides and grooms that we meet are as diverse as the flowers they choose! Congratulations to the happy couple!

If you’re in the Philadelphia region give us a call to schedule your wedding consultation at 800-887-4013.

Flowers make the moment… Let us make a moment for you, at Stein Your Florist Co.
Birds of Paradise - Stein Your Florist Co.
Birds of Paradise

Craspedia Balls - Stein Your Florist Co.
Craspedia Balls

Ginger Flower

Spiral Lucky Bamboo - Stein Your Florist Co.
Spiral Lucky Bamboo

Solidego - Stein Your Florist Co.

Statice - Stein Your Florist Co.

Ti Leaves - Stein Your Florist Co.
Ti Leaves

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

365 Days of Floral Education - Days 61-65

As part of our 125th Anniversary celebration at Stein Your Florist Co. we are sharing a year of floral education, November 1, 2012 thru October 31, 2013. Each day we will post something new on our Facebook page to share our knowledge of our favorite things, flowers and plants and we'll be updating our blog every 5 days or so. No need for pencils and notebooks, just sharing some simple lessons in floristry.

Day 61 - First discovered in Japan, the name hydrangea comes from the Greek “hydor,” meaning water, and “angos,” meaning jar or vessel. This roughly translates to “water barrel,” referring to the hydrangea’s need for plenty of water and its cup-shaped flower. With its wooden stems and lacy, star-shaped flowers packed closely together in a pompom, the hydrangea’s color ranges from white to blue to pink and purple, determined by the acidity level of the soil.

Day 62 – The beginning of January has primrose plants popping up in flower shops and markets all along the east coast. With a vast array of colorful blooms they are a cool weather favorite of many flowering plant lovers and perfect to keep indoors this time of year. They enjoy bright light and cool temperatures, so a nice sunny window away from the heat is a great location for your indoor flowering garden. They like to stay moist, but not wet. Because of their need to be moist and cool, some leaf mold or fungus growth may occur, simply remove any troubled leaves and enjoy.

Day 63 - Grown for both its colorful flowers and its everlasting calyx (the green leaf that encloses the flower bud), statice is also considered an herb, referred to as “sea lavender.” Statice is commonly used in dried flower arrangements as well as fresh bouquets. Its botanical name is derived from the Greek word “limonium,” meaning meadow, referring to the plants original habitat and likely why this versatile flower is also called marsh-rosemary. With a misty and seafoam appearance (two more names associated with this wildflower-like plant), in the language of flowers, statice symbolizes remembrance.

Day 64 - The Matsumoto aster is a fast-growing annual that has long, sturdy stems along with long-lasting flowers. It is native to East Asia and was developed in Japan. It is prized among both home gardeners and commercial floral growers. It tends to last between seven and ten days, depending on the bud stage and is good only as a fresh flower as it does not dry well. It is best to re-cut it about a half-inch from the base of each stem while it is still under water. The water should be changed out every three days and no foliage should be submerged in water or this may lead to bacterial growth.

Day 65 – Many of us remember dyeing flowers as children for a school experiment with food coloring or ink, but floral processors dye flowers by the thousands. Typically flowers are dyed through absorption, the dye is in the water and taken in through the stem and into the petals as the flower drinks, but immersion is another, faster method, where the flowers are dip-dyed. When dyeing fresh cut flowers the dyes are generally used at the rate of 1-2 ounces per gallon of water. One pound of dye tints approximately 5,000-10,000 stems. That’s a lot more than we remember dyeing in elementary school! The daisy pom pons pictured here have been dyed a fun neon pink!