photo: David Barss
As kalanchoes are succulents, the flowers hold up super well out of water and they are a great accent in corsages, boutonniers and flower crowns. They look very similar to bouvardia, but come in a much wider color spectrum. This delicate flower also creates a perfect accent in centerpieces.
photo: Becca Dryer
Such a favorite!!!
Checkered lily is a bulbous perennial that is native to river flood plains in Europe where it is frequently seen growing in large colonies. Plants are somewhat dainty in appearance, featuring solitary (less frequently 2-3), drooping, 2” long, bell-shaped flowers which are checkered and veined with reddish-brown, purple, white and gray atop slender stems growing to 15” tall. Blooms in April. Linear, lance-shaped, grass-like green leaves are widely-spaced on the stems (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Succulents are super popular and I love using them in any type of arrangement!
living succulent purse
Last week, I posted pictures of a botanical shoe & purse from the intimate bridalshow Art of Weddings at the Armory earlier this month. A flower purse and different styles of bridal bouquets were also showcased. The whimsical bouquet, as well as the woodland one are constructed differently than the hand-tied. These technique allows for much more detail!