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Flower Spotlight: Daisies and Sweet Peas, The April Birth Flowers!

written by Marina April 3, 2014

The month of April actually has two birth flowers, the Daisy and the Sweet Pea. Both flowers are great flowers for Spring and both have a delicate and dainty look, however, the Daisies are much hardier compared to the very delicate Sweet Peas. Read on to learn more about each flower!

First Up…Daisies!

Daisies can symbolize innocence, loyal love, and purity. It is also a flower given between friends to keep a secret, meaning “I will never tell.” The Daisy is a spray flower, meaning that they have more than one bloom on a stem. (This does not include the larger Gerbera Daisy, which is in a category all it’s own!) This makes them an ideal filler flower as they give you a lot of flower for your money, but we have also been seeing Daisies used as the main focal flower in bouquets and centerpieces, especially in the Rustic and Wildflower designs. White Daisies are the most popular but they come in a large selection of Natural and Tinted colors, so be sure to check out our full selection here! Use Daisies alone or pair them with other favorites such as Garden RosesRanunculus, and Greens.

Daisy Inspiration

Daisy Inspiration

{Sources: Spring Garden Daisy Bouquet, Yellow Daisy and Burlap Bouquet, Assorted Daisies from FiftyFlowers.com, Simple and Sweet Daisy Bridesmaid Bouquet, Bold Daisy Bouquet (I’m sorry, I lost the link to this bouquet!! If anyone knows where it came from, please share!), Garden Style Aisle Decor, Daisy and Billy Ball Boutonniere.}

Our Daisies are packed in bunches of 6 to 8 stems which are bundled together by a rubber band and placed in a clear plastic sleeve. They can be ordered in 12 or 24 bunch quantities and are available year round.

Daisy Flower Care:

  1. After receiving your flowers, open boxes and inspect your shipment to make sure everything looks good.
  2. Prep a few buckets, making sure they are clean, and then fill with a few inches of clean, cool water.
  3. Cut any straps holding your flowers in the box and remove any additional packing material. Do not remove the rubber bands holding the flowers together. Leave these on for the first 4 hours, or if you wish, until you are ready to start arranging flowers.
  4. Cut stems at an angle, under running water, with sharp shears or scissors and then place in the prepared bucket.
  5. Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate, although we usually recommend letting them hydrate overnight. Keep your flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts, or any extreme temperatures.
  6. Change water every 24 hours if needed and make sure to check water level occasionally, since your flowers will drink a large amount of water within the first 24 hours or so.

Now your ready to arrange! Have fun!

 

Next Up…Sweet Peas!

The Sweet Pea is a delicate flower that gets its name from its sweet fragrance. Derived from the Latin “Lathyrus odoratus” meaning ‘pea’ and ‘fragrant’. It is commonly available from March to November, with more limited availability through the winter, most of the time depending on Mother Nature. Because the season really takes off in March, the Sweet Pea is a popular Spring flower and adds a feminine and delicate touch to bouquets and centerpieces!

Sweet Pea Inspiration

Sweet Pea Inspiration

{Sources: Sweet Pea and Garden Rose Bouquet, Pink Sweet Pea Centerpiece, Pink and White Bridal Bouquet, Purple and Lavender Bouquet, Purple and White Bridal Bouquet, Sweet Pea Boutonniere, Pink Sweet Pea Bouquet.}

As you can see, Sweet Peas range in colors from soft pastel pink to a lavender purple. You can see all the Sweet Peas we have to offer, Here! Sweet Peas are packaged in 25 stem bunches and are available in 7 or 15 bunch boxes. Each stem will have an average of 3-5 blooms. The Sweet Pea is said to represent ‘delicate pleasures’ and is sure to bring a delicate touch to any arrangement!

Sweet Pea Flower Care:

Because Sweet Peas are delicate, you will receive an extra bunch or two to account for spoilage. Also, we normally recommend using big buckets to hydrate your flowers, however, because Sweet Peas are smaller and more delicate, smaller vases or buckets should be used so your flowers do not get smashed or fall completely into/under the water.

  1. Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps. Do not remove the rubber bands holding the flowers together in a bunch.
  2. Fill containers with a couple inches of fresh, cool water.
  3. Using sharp scissors or a knife, cut the stems diagonally under running water approximately an inch from each stem’s bottom edge.
  4. Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared water.
  5. Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well.
  6. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
  7. Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.

Wild Sweet Peas are known for their poisonous seeds. Play it safe; do not use this flower in food or beverage decorations.

Enjoy your Sweet Peas!

I hope you enjoyed this Double Flower Spotlight! Stay tuned for some exciting New Products, More Flower Spotlights and, of course, lots of Real Wedding Inspiration!

 

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