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Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #6768732

The deal is there's a bride that wants this exact bouquet. This is actually a teleflora ad, but of course, they don't actually sell this bouquet they've so conveniently pictured in their ad. And once a bride sees something like this, you know she is determined to have it.

I'm looking for a filler flower to replace what's shown here. They're manipulated a lilac but we all know lilacs don't grow exactly like this, at least none that I've seen.

Can you think of any other filler flower that would be this purple color and still give an open and airy look to the bouquet. I don't think wax flower is going to work exactly as she wants.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 2, 2009
10:22 PM

Post #6769786

Hi Gwen, How about stocks? they have the shape and I have seen them in that purple colour, fragrant too.
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #6769908

We're looking for something that's more like a filler flower. The ones in the picture are really tiny florets, spread around to give a light and airy look.

I love stock, tho. And yum on the fragrance!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 2, 2009
10:48 PM

Post #6769931


What about statice? that could be manipulated.
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #6770048

Possibly. I'll suggest that to them - thanks!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2009
4:34 AM

Post #6771439

Gwen - there is a variety of statice - some more feathery than others. But as Terri says, they do have a nice purple.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
10:19 PM

Post #6786125


Hi Gwen, How's it going? do you know what flowers to use yet?
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

July 7, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #6788879

It was actually for a friend of mine who's doing the bouquet. Someone sent me a link to a type of hydrangea that looks to be identical to the flowers in the photos. http://www.joycreek.com/294-004D4.htm She was going to phone the wholesaler and see if she could get this.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 7, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6789095

Hi Gwen, Oh good, glad you found a solution.
There are ex floral designers that lurk here but never post. Lucky you!

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