Happy National Wildflower Week! Wildflowers are one of the perfect varieties for DIY brides who are looking to create a freshly-picked look. These flowers can be used in your ceremony arch, aisle decor, centerpieces, and basically anywhere! The best part about wildflowers is their airy and whimsical look. When working with these free spirits there’s no wrong way of creating beautiful hand-tied arrangements. Some of the most well-known wildflowers include feverfew, asters, daisies, and larkspur. All of which would look beautiful with our new wildflower packs.
If you’re a DIY-enthusiast then these packs are perfect are for you since they don’t come pre-assembled. All three packs have seasonal availability of April-October and are offered in three sizes: small (5 bunches), medium (10 bunches) and large (15 bunches). Scroll on to see what each pack includes!
Our frosted amethyst scabiosa flower is truly the star of this pack. Scabiosa, in general, is so unique and whimsical. They are a great flower to use to add fun texture and interest to your arrangement. In this pack, there are also gorgeous textural greens like bay leaf and rosemary. You’ll also find some umbrella-shaped chocolate lace, perfect for filling in any open space. Our filler pack includes everything you need to create a loose and organic look!
If your color palette includes purple-blue, hints of lavender or maybe some light blue then our Blue Wildflower pack is the perfect fit. This DIY pack comes with everything you need to create beautiful summer-time arrangements. It contains tweedia, blue cornflower, delphinium, and scabiosa. Create your arrangements using this pack or spice it up by incorporating other fun flowers like yellow Craspedia (aka billy balls).
Our California Wildflower pack features fun and colorful filler flowers like purple statice, Queen Anne’s lace, and lavender. For added height and texture, this pack also includes larkspur and snapdragons. The colors will depend on farm freshness and availability, so if you don’t have a specific color palette to stick to then this pack is for you!
How to Care for These DIY Packs:
- When your boxes arrive, it is important that you get your flowers in water as quickly as possible. Open your boxes and remove any protective packaging, such as foam or paper.
- Inspect your flowers.*
- Gather buckets or containers to hold the flowers. Ensure your buckets or containers are very clean. We recommend rinsing them with warm water.
- Fill the containers with at least 4 inches of fresh, cold water. If flower food is available, follow the package directions for adding it to the water.
- Cut any straps and remove flowers from the box. Remove any rubber bands or plastic sleeves securing flower bunches together.
- Remove any foliage that would fall below the waterline. Leaves below the waterline may cause bacteria to form, shortening the life of your flowers.
- Using sharp flower shears or scissors, cut stems diagonally under cool, running water. Cut about an inch off of each stem.
- Immediately after cutting the stem, place the flower in the prepared water.
- Ensure that you have sufficient room in each bucket for the amount of stems you will be storing. Do not overcrowd your containers. Overcrowding may damage stems and blooms and effect the blooming process.
- Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate, flowers may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate. Periodically check the water levels, flowers drink a lot of water when they first arrive and the water may need to be refilled.
- Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or extreme temperatures. Flowers should be stored in a cool, dry area until ready to use.
- Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh.
*If upon first inspection, you foresee a problem with your flowers, do not proceed processing your order. Leave the flowers intact in the box and call us immediately at 1-877-50 ROSES (507-6737)
Each flower in your mixed box may have specific care instructions in addition to what is listed above. For further information, please visit the individual product page for each flower in your pack. For example, if you selected White Hydrangeas, please click on All Flowers, then click on Hydrangeas, and locate the White Hydrangea.