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Glorious Greens!

You can design the most beautiful flower arrangement imaginable, but without the right greenery choice, it could fall flat. Think of greenery as if it were a picture frame, complimenting your arrangement. Color, shape and size are all very important factors when selecting the right greenery for your arrangements.

Color-Just because it’s called greenery does not mean that it is always green. Dusty Miller is a lovely silver grey color. Eucalyptus leaves are available in orange and red as well as a silvery green. Canna leaves are a lovely chocolate brown with a hint of green. A number of fillers can be purchased dyed. And the greens can range from yellow-green all the way to extremely dark green, depending on the type of greenery selected.

Shape and Size-This is very important to make sure that you have the correct balance between blossoms and greenery. You would not want to put large leaves with dainty flowers, such as daisies.

Vase Life – Greenery,unfortunately does not have the longest shelf life. If you are using leaves from your own garden, the best thing to do run a test by placing the cut greenery in a vase by itself to see how long it lasts. Greenery purchased from your local florist has already been chosen for a longer vase life so it can be a better choice.

Seasonal – Most greenery is available year round and will look work with any arrangement. You will, however want to avoid using evergreens, holly or autumn leaves except during the fall and winter season.

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