White and Blush Anemones
Anemones are a popular wedding flower among brides. They come in a variety of colors and can be used to add texture and depth to any bouquet or floral arrangement.
As part of a blog series featuring our favorite flowers and DIY projects, we partnered with FiftyFlowers to bring you all the details on this unique wedding flower and how to care for them.
About FiftyFlowers: They are an online flower wholesaler that is revolutionizing the wedding flower industry. Their “farm to door” approach allows brides to purchase bundled flowers without the large quantity requirement that many other wholesalers have. Making this company a DIY bride’s dream come true.
All About The White and Blush Anemone
Anemones, often referred to as windflowers, get their name from the Greek term for wind “Anemos.” With a unique look to match their mythical name, these little beauties pack a ton of personality with each bloom.
The average bloom width is 2-3.5 inches and the average stem length is 8-10 inches. The coloring tends to slightly vary from bloom to bloom. They are typically available online for purchase all year round depending on weather and market conditions.
Prep & Care
The flowers arrive in bundles of 10 directly from the farm with some extras due to their delicate nature. Because flowers do not arrive fully bloomed, FiftyFlowers recommends scheduling a delivery date of 2 days before your event. This allows time for hydration and for the flowers to bloom to their intended size.
In order to get the longest life out of your Anemones, you need to take some steps to ensure they are properly cared for. Upon opening your delivery, you may notice that they look sleepy and thirsty, this is absolutely normal and your flowers will re-awaken once you follow these steps.
- Remove all the protective packaging and paper from the flowers as you take them out of the box.
- Depending on how many flowers you have, gather buckets or containers (make sure they are thoroughly clean) and fill them with at least 4 inches of fresh cold water and flower food if you have it on hand.
- Remove any foliage that will sit below the water line and cut about an inch off each stem in a diagonal line using flower sheers.
- Place each flower in the water immediately after cutting to stop the ends from sealing off.
- Allow up to 12 hours for them to properly hydrate. Water levels need to also be periodically checked and should be changed every 24 hours.
As seen on Glittery Bride!
Want to see what anemones look like in action? Check out these beautiful images from real weddings that have used anemones in their floral decor.
This beautiful Cape May Wedding featured anemones on the cake, on the ceremony arbor and within the bride's bouquet.
No detail was spared at this Irvine Regional Park Wedding! The couple used anemones within the bride's bouquet and for the groom's boutonniere.
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