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The trend t0day is a combination of drama and natural look.  As a floral conultant with Bunches Direct, I talk to a lot of brides to be.  Some are into black and white, some are into black,white and grey.  You can go very dramatic, but simple, with the flowers, for example, Bride who is in white, carrywhite with black trim, and the bridesmaids who are in black, carry all white, with white trim, such as white roses or white calla lilies.  Or if you want to go dramatic and exotic, exotic flowers such as birds of paradise, anthuriums, cymbidiums orchids, dendrobium orchids.

Moving alond to what I call a natural setting and look, or garden look.  What kind of flowers?  Well I would suggest wild flower look, spray roses, lilies, sunflowers and depending on the time of the year, spring, summer or fall seasonal flowers.

In todays world, since flowers come from all over the world, most are available all year.  I have always found adding Solidago, asparagus and sprengeri feern to a bouquet gives it that garden or wild look

Now if you think this is going to cost you an arm or a leg, no, not really, because you use less.  Says, Bunches Bob.

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Bulk Roses in Various ColorsFor someone buying bulk flowers for the first time, knowing how to care for your flowers might seem like a daunting task. We’ve compiled a list of instructions for beginners to help you care fo your flowers when they arrive.

General Flower Care Instructions

When the flowers arrive they will need to be taken out of the box, stems cut on an angle, remove all leaves that will go below water line, and allowed to drink for several hours.  They will be thirsty and this should be done as soon as possible.  This small step will allow your flowers get back to a lush, and beautiful state.

Please Note: Keep flowers in a cool, dark location away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat. Exposing flowers to warm environments (outside, a hot room, etc) will help the flowers bloom, and storing your flowers in a cooler environment will slow down the opening process.

Also, it is important to keep flowers away from fruits, vegetables and/or plants which produce ethylene gas which could cause your flowers to wilt prematurely.

Check out our resident floral expert, Bunches Bob unpacking some fresh flowers.

Wedding Flower Care Instructions

Bridal Bouquets/Centerpieces

(1) Remove flowers from box

(2) Remove cellophane wrap

(3) Remove green foam from bottom of stems and rinse thoroughly

(4) Cut stems ¼ inch and place in a container with 1 inch of water

Centerpieces

Most centerpieces are to be placed in the container of your choice. Remove from foam, rinse stems, cut 1” from stems, put in at least 3” of room temperature water.

*Some centerpieces are to remain in plastic container it was shipped in, keep foam moist.

Corsages and Boutonnieres

Place in a covered container, or plastic bag and refrigerate.

Please Note For Bulk Flowers and Wedding Flower Arrangements

Exposing flowers to warm environments (outside, hot room, etc) will help the flowers bloom, and storing your flowers in a cooler environment will slow down the opening process.