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.
Tall and beautiful spires that remind us of summer in the garden. I just love these magnificent blooms. They really accent your bouquets and add height and drama. Mainly seen in shades of blue they also come in white and lavender. I use them in our wild garden style bouquets.
See them here in one of beautiful bouquets in May.
You can’t go too wrong with these guys. Just snip the stems before placing in a clean vase of water and snip the stems every couple of days. If the side shoots with buds start to droop just pinch them off.
Big, bold and luxurious. These GORGEOUS blooms add a touch of sophistication to your bouquets and make them feel so full and bountiful. They come in an array of colours from pastels to bright pink right through to gorgeous plumby tones. I love them for giving a vintage garden look to our bunches
Here they are resplendent in our Phoebe bouquet.
Hydrangea also drink through their petals as well as their stems. If they are looking a bit sad don’t give up on them. Soak the head in a bucket of water for 10 minutes (yes turn them upside down and submerge the flower head). Cut the stem at a 45 degree angle and place in deep cool water. This doesn’t happen straight away but after 2-3 hours they will have really perked up.
I adore these little beauties. A lovely wild looking flower that is a true sign that Summer is really here. They are so pretty and delicate. They add detail and a touch of wild to our gorgeous bunches. Mainly seen in pale lavender you also see them in white, pink and gorgeous deep plummy colours.
Look out for these in our bouquets throughout the 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.