Greenery

I don’t usually care or follow trends myself, but brides and others do who want to stay up to date. It was however with some interest that I noticed that the Pantone color trend this year is “Greenery” a color familiar to floral artists. Green in all its shades and tones serves to unite the riotous variety of color found in nature and in floral design.  Green is almost a neutral in this context, flattering the bolder colors around it or encouraging the more muted shades to stand out.

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You’ll notice most well done bouquets have a goodly amount of greens in differing shades and textures. In fact, what a floral arranger does with greens separates a good florist from a great one.

Green flowers exist as well as foliage.  You might want to check out some of these lovely, and unusual bits of nature.

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Green roses, green tulips, snowdrops, mums, hydrangeas, carnations, alliums, calla lillies, Solomon seal, ladies mantel are but a few (not all pictured her).

In theese two recent bouquets from my work with the Bloom Project, you might notice how green comes into play, from the greenish-yellow centers of the daisies, to the pale green outer petals of the lisianthus,

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back to the yellow-green centers of the teeny mums and the very green outer petals of the closed lillies.

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Green brings it all together.

 

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