DIY

Hydrangeas

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Today we're here to tell you a little bit about hydrangeas. Though our own hydrangea bushes only began to flower this season, we have had many weddings bedecked with these lavish beauties over the years. You can find these rich blooms growing on shrubs, and ranging in color from white, to pink, to purple or even blue, all depending on how acidic the soil is. Here are a few tips on working with hydrangea for floral arrangements:

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  • Before cutting your hydrangea stems, you want to be sure that the plant was well watered a day ahead of time. The word 'Hydrangea' comes from the root word 'hydra' meaning water. In other words, this plant loves water!
  • It's best to cut hydrangea in the morning or evening when the temperatures are not as intense. If you cut your blooms in the middle of the day, the bush may be stressed from the heat and your flowers won't last as long.
  • After cutting, place stems directly into warm water and then straight into a cooler or refrigerator. Be careful though, the ethylene emitted from produce can damage your flowers! If you do not have access to refrigeration, simply place stems in cool water treated with flower food.
  • If your blooms begin to wilt prematurely, do not fret! There may still be hope! We have found that giving the stems a fresh cut, and then placing them in warm water has revived hydrangea in the past.
  • With freshly cut hydrangeas in water, you can usually enjoy their blooms for about a week. This flower however, does not do well in floral foam (oasis) and will only last about 12-36 hours in foam.

We hope you enjoy these bountiful beauties!

 

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Do it Yourself

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It can be very fulfilling and satisfying when you push through hurdles and mistakes in order to do something on your own. With the resource of the internet at most people's finger tips, it seems like the options are endless for what you can make without prior knowledge or skill. Here at Trisha's Flowers, we are passionate about seeing your event made special and complete, even if you'd rather do it on your own. Contact us for a free consultation and estimate for your wedding or event, and then order your flowers and greens through us. We've had the pleasure of supplying many brides, and here are a few pictures of what they came up with!

Add Color to your Party or Event!

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Don't forget the finishing touch of flowers for your next event or party. We would love to help make your next baby or bridal shower, Thanksgiving meal, Christmas get-together, or New Years party a hit with a splash of color and greens. In these dark winter months, fresh flowers can add that brightness that we're all missing. Contact Trish to place an order for centerpieces, wreaths, or even cut flowers for your own DIY project. Also, don't forget about our rental page with lots of items to help pull your whole theme together.  

 

Rentals

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Did you know Trisha's Flowers also has items to rent for your event or wedding? In the next weeks we hope to have the website updated with a "Rental" page to showcase all of our unique and beautiful decorative pieces. One of our favorite rentals are these handmade wooden 'window boxes.' We have 18 of these rustic boxes and the options for using them are endless! Try them out as a centerpiece with your table numbers (pictured below), or a place to put cards on the gift table, or even a charming way to display your favors. They're an invitation to use that imagination of yours!

 

Sunflower Wedding

Who knew that blue dresses and yellow flowers could look so fantastic together?! Here are a few glimpses at the flowers that added a splash of color to Brad + Krista's wedding.

We arranged these floral sprays for the posts of their canopy

We created the floral balls but the centerpieces were DIY

 

All Photos by Kelsey Renee Photography