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Filling In The Spaces

Filler plays an important role in any gorgeous floral bouquet. Much like the backstage crew of a stage performance, if filler is obvious, it’s not doing its job. But without it, the stars of the show simply couldn’t shine. Filler plants and foliage have a big job and it’s important to get it right. These lush, leafy green plants create a backdrop for bright, colorful flowers to pop, enhancing their appearance and bringing their vibrant color into focus. Certain types of filler can make or break your arrangements, though. So Cascade Wholesale Florist is here to walk you through choosing the best filler for different types of arrangements. 

  • The rich foliage that graces your floral designs adds an overall tone to your bouquet’s look. For more traditional designs, baby’s breath and Queen Anne’s Lace are still popular favorites. However, seeded eucalyptus, with its bloom-like tips, adds a fresh update to this traditional look.
Queen Anne’s Lace

 

  • For more casual, garden-esque designs, the soft, frosted look of dusty miller adds a gentle tone that creates just the right palette for these blooms. Decorative moss can create a similar effect and will keep potted designs fresher longer. Add dusty miller or moss to basket or forest-inspired designs. 
Dusty Miller
Moss
  • Holiday bouquets and centerpieces can be dressed up with filler that includes festive berries like holly or Hypericum berries. Bright red and full of shine, berries add texture to your design that will highlight the natural colors of the blooms you select.
Hypericum Berries
  • For a fresh wildflower design, choose blooming filler plants that will create depth and add to the natural effect of your look. Asters or feverfew daisies, which resemble smaller versions of other wildflower varieties, can bring a size differential to your design that will create a look of just-gathered booms straight from a meadow. 
Asters
Feverfew Daisies

Peruse all of our available filler plants and flowers and consider updating your typical go-to stock in exchange for something new and fresh. Not only will your customers love the new looks, but you’ll find inspiration and a renewed passion for your art when you design with fillers you haven’t worked with before! For more great ideas and inspiration about using filler in your floral designs, talk to the professionals at Cascade Floral Wholesale. We’re happy to show you some new tips and tricks that will enliven and renew your designs in simple, subtle ways.