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Calla Lily July 16, 2009

Filed under: Flowers — bridaldaze @ 10:49 pm

The calla lilies are a beautiful genus of flowers that have been enjoyed by humans for centuries. The calla lily grows from a type of bulb called a rhizome and produces very large green leaves, typically covered with lighter-coloured spots. The flower blooms from the top of a rather thick stem and sort of resembles trumpet shaped rolled paper, having a texture ranging from rather fleshy to wet autumn leaves.

calla-lily

MEANING – Rebirth and Purity.

AVAILABILITY – Year Round

COLORS – White, white with Red Spots.

FRAGRANCE – Light scent with memory of summer.

COST – Moderate.

 

Gerbera Daisy June 2, 2009

Filed under: Flowers — bridaldaze @ 3:07 pm

It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world.  It is fun and come in different colors as well as multi-colored making it diverse.

gerber

MEANING – Innocence, purity, and cheerfulness.

AVAILABILITY – Best Spring to Summer

COLORS – White, cream, yellow, orange, pink, lilac, purple, red, brown, salmon, bicolor.

FRAGRANCE – Mild

COST – Moderate

 

Casablanca Lily May 26, 2009

Filed under: Flowers — bridaldaze @ 3:43 pm

The Casablanca Lily is classic and can work both a for a beach summer look or a classic black-tie.  A fragrant, large Oriental hybrid lily that is tolerant of summer heat.

casa_lily

MEANING – Celebrate

AVAILABILITY – Best Spring through Summer

COLORS – White

FRAGRANCE – Sweetly fragrant

COST – Moderate

 

Tulips May 21, 2009

Filed under: Flowers — bridaldaze @ 5:35 pm

Tulips are graceful and sweet, fit for romantic, modern or elegant designs.  Varieties such as parrot, Beau Coup and fringed offer richly textured blossoms.

tulip

MEANING – Symbolizes a declaration of love, elegance and grace.

AVAILABILITY – Imported all year round; best availability in Spring

COLORS – White, Green, Yellow, Peach, Orange, Red, Deep Red, Pink, Magenta, Purple, Lavender, and Bicolor.

FRAGRANCE – None

COST – Inexpensive

 

Celosia May 20, 2009

Filed under: Flowers — bridaldaze @ 5:28 pm

With celosias, its often love at first site.  Also known as cockscomb, crinkly celosias resemble the top of a roasters head or comb.  The unusual look definitely attracts attention.  The flower’s offbeat flair is just the right fit for bride in search of a fresh, modern look.  Vibrant colors and a soft, velvety texture just two more reasons to fall for celosias.

celosia

MEANING –Silliness or foppery.

AVAILABILITY – May through March

COLORS – Green, Gold, Orange, Red, Deep Red, Pink and Magenta

FRAGRANCE – None

COST – Moderate

 

Dahlia May 19, 2009

Filed under: Flowers — bridaldaze @ 8:59 pm

Dahlias have layers of petals and beautiful color.  Their rigidity makes them versatile – they can take on a Victorian feel when mixed with roses and Queen Anne’s lace, or an autumn feel when used alone.  So beautiful that many name their daughters after the dahlia.

MEANING – Elegance, dignity and good taste.

AVAILABILITY – All year round, best availability Spring through Fall.

COLORS – White, Yellow, Peach, Orange, Red, Deep Red, Light Pink, Pink, Magenta, Lavender, Purple, Deep Purple and Bicolor.

FRAGRANCE – None

COST – Moderate