Make Your Summer Blooms Last All Season
Summer is here and bright, colorful blooms are exactly what we’re all looking for! Bold colors, big, showy flower heads and plenty of fresh green foliage comprise some of the best summer bouquets. When you use flower varieties that are long-lasting, your summer bouquets can take on even more substance. With the wild and free vibes that define summer, your summer bouquets will be enjoyed all season long. The floral professionals at Cascade Floral Wholesale have plenty of great tips and tricks for using the most long-lasting blooms in your summer arrangements. Give your customers what they’re looking for this season- beautiful, lasting bouquets inspired by the warmth and color of the season.
Which Cut Flowers Last the Longest?
For summertime, be sure to include cut flowers that last long after they’ve been cut and arranged. Chrysanthemums, alstroemeria, and carnations are excellent filler flowers that bring a rainbow of colors to any bouquet. They also last up to 2-3 weeks after being cut, helping your bouquets last. Dahlias, sunflowers, and peonies are excellent, showy blooms that can be featured in any long-lasting bouquet. Lasting 1-2 weeks after being cut, they’re sure to add a fresh summer vibe to your bouquet. For extra height and dimension, include delphinium or gladioli to your bouquet. The rich texture and color will bring a beautiful style for up to 2 weeks in every summer design.
How To Make Your Flowers Last
Remember to recut stems on the angle and under warm water to prevent air bubbles from entering the stems. Allowing stems to rest in the warm water for several hours before arranging allows them to become conditioned first. This will help them last even longer. Once arranged in a vase of warm water, be sure to keep flowers cool in a well-ventilated cool spot, like a refrigerator free of fruits and vegetables (since the gasses they release will cause blooms to wilt quickly). Finally, encourage recipients of your beautiful blooms to change the water every few days to prolong the life of their beautiful summer floral design.
Trendy Summer Bouquets That Last
This season, we’re excited to see so many wild, sprawling floral arrangements. Just like the free-spiritedness of the summer season, this season’s designs are full of beautiful green foliage, tendrils of blooming flowers, and lots of asymmetrical shapes. Bring bold colors, fresh combinations, and plenty of imagination to the table- just leave the perfectly-shaped designs for another day. This season, floral designs are wide-open and uninhibited.
When you include long-lasting blooms in your summer bouquets, you give your customers more of what they want. Bright colors, sprawling natural shapes and fresh greenery will make a huge splash when you prepare flowers to last as long as possible. For more great tips and advice to keep your summer designs beautiful longer, talk to the floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale. We’re here to help you breathe fresh, sunny life into every design you create.