#BouquetBreakdown - The Cally
Blackberry Scabiosa: This dark moody colored flower is also called the pincushion flower. You most often find it in more wildflower bouquets and arrangements but we like to tuck it into everything. A fun fact about scabiosa is that they are in the honeysuckle family and according to historians were used to treat scabies in the middle ages. While Scabiosa can be purchased year-round we find the local season to be August through October. One the expensive scale we rate Scabiosa $$ out of $$$$$.
Toffee Roses: Toffee Roses are a truly unique rose. Their warm brown and tan hue is great to mix into a boho bouquet to give it a moody feel. They mix nicely with other champagne, blush, apricot and mauve tones. Toffee roses are available year-round. They are fairly new to the market which means they tend to fetch a higher price tag than other more traditional roses but their unique color is worth it! We give toffee roses $$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Tibet Roses: While anytime you see a white rose in one of our bouquets, 95% of the time it's a playa blanca rose this time it's not! These stunning white roses open up so large and have a beautiful creamy white tone. Tibet roses are available year-round. We give them a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Majolica Spray Roses: Spray roses are a great filler flower and just like ranunculus come in a rainbow of colors. While these White Majolica Spray Roses are a standard form spray rose, they give a very soft feminine feel. They open up 100% to expose their soft centers. Spray roses are available year-round and we give them a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Ranunculus: Ranunculus are still a favorite for us! We tuck these fluffy swirling blooms in everywhere. Ranunculus are available in a rainbow of colors and are super hardy out of water. They are available year-round and we give them a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Blush Snapdragons: These blushy-pink toned snapdragons are an amazing lineal flower to add some height and structure to your bouquet. They bloom from the bottom up so you get a stunning ombre of colors running up the flower as it blooms. They are available year-round and we give them a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale
Magnolia Leaves: Magnolia leaves are a new one here in our bouquet breakdowns but we think you'll see the much more often! These unique leaves are fairly large but offer a really stunning front green color with a velvety smooth bronze underside. They compliment toffee roses so well and are now a must have fall foliage for us! Magnolia leaves are most available in the fall and winter and are brought in from the southern state as this magnolia variety needs a bit warmer climate to thrive. We give Magnolia Leaves a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expense scale!
Gunni Eucalyptus: Gunni Eucalyptus, much like Parvifolia Eucalyptus, has elliptical shaped leaves that offer a dainty and feminine touch to the bouquet. Gunni Eucalyptus can be found year-round but during certain seasons the tips of the new growth will have a burgundy red tone to them. While it is not as common as the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus it is just as expensive. For that reason, we give it a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Italian Ruscus: This dark green foliage is great for adding height, weight, and even length to a bouquet. The deep green leaves are often a great contrast to the silvery eucalyptus. The way the leaves are positioned on the stems gives this greenery a lighter more airy look. Italian ruscus is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
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