This week, Megan Troughton, 89 Petals’ floral designer tells us more about the favourite flowers she likes to use in her stunning bouquet creations. She's also added some care tips to ensure your flowers stay in perfect shape for as long as possible.
I spend my time designing your gorgeous bouquets and making sure they are full of the most beautiful, unique blooms. We love to use seasonal flowers here at 89 Petals and believe they offer the best quality, value, variety and total lushness to our customers.
Totally amazing globes of gorgeousness. These wonderfull blooms are a sure sign of Spring moving into Summer. They have a fairly short season mainly available throughout May so make the most of them while you can. They are related to the onion plant and you often see them grown at home. I love to use them in our wild garden style bouquets.
See them here in our wonderful Hegemone bouquet
Don’t throw your alliums away once all the little petals have died off. They dry wonderfully and lovely in a tall vase or bottle. Simply hand them upside down somewhere warm and dry (like your airing cupboard) and leave for a couple of weeks
The full and beautiful spires are wonderful in summer bouquets and are really coming into their own at this time of year. They have a scent to die for. They are available throughout the summer and come in a variety of different colours and shades. They have a very pretty vintage garden look about them. I adore them and have included them in lots of your treat yourself bouquets over the summer.
See them here in our Hera bouquet pic
Remove the fleshy leaves, these die off much quicker than the flower heads. Taking them off will increase the vase life of your flowers.
Beautiful little darlings. Another sign that summer is on its way. Such a well loved and well known flower, often grown at home in the garden. Just stunning at this time of year with their delicate petals and incredible scent. I use these to add detail and scent to beautiful vintage garden style bouquets.
Look out for these beauties in our bouquets this summer
These guys don’t have the longest vase life but I think they are so worth including in your bouquets – especially for the scent! Enjoy them in your bouquet. If they die off before the rest of the flowers simply pull them out. You may see some cute little pea pods emerge once the flower has spent!
What are your favourite Summer blooms? We'd love to know!