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Centerpiece Flower - HELP

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    Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:13 PM

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    I have purchased these vases from IKEA and took them down to Cabo already. I am trying to order flowers for these to put on the long reception table. I have 6 total vases and they are 14" tall and few inces in diam. I want to be sure that the flowers are nice and tall and the MUST BE Fushia in color.

    The email I got from the Flower Cart said this:
    "Option 1: fushia alstromeria tall 10 to 12 stems per vase, if you purchase the alstromeria by the bunch and put it in the vases yourself it's $10 a bunch with 10 stems per bunch.
    Option 2: Stargazer lilies $40 a bunch with 10 stems per bunch and 2 to 3 flowers per stem, $40 per bunch
    Or you can combine the lilies and the alstromeria together in your vases, both have long stems."

    SOOOO my question is how may bunches do you think I should order and do you think I should go with both flowers or only one vs. another?

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      Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:52 PM

      Those are the exact 2 kinds of flowers I ordered from there, so if you want pics you can look at my album. However, I never mixed them and I didn't put them in vases either.

      The lillies are large and dramatic - I'm sure they would look great. I would also probably fill in with some greenery. We used Israeli Ruscus (just do a google image or look at my photos) and Tea Leaves. They are cheapo.

      Alstromeria kinda look like mini-lillies, but they are not big and bright and dramatic. We used them for boutennieres only.

      Have you considered gerbera daisies too? I think Christa used them last weekend, and Natasha too.

      #3 MERRYME

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        Posted 22 March 2007 - 06:09 PM

        I would do the lilies- they are large and showy and you would probably put 2 or three stems in the vase with greenery. Definitely get greenery. I would get at least two colors of greenery and they have to be different in shapes. Just to add contrast.

        SOOO... 6 vases and 2 or 3 stems per vase= 12 or 18 stems so... just to be safe I would order 2 bunches. That would give you 20 stems to work with.

        Also make sure you ask if all 2 or 3 flowers in each stem will be fully open as this will make a difference.
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        #4 BayBug

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          Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:28 PM

          What about calla lillies? I think they would look great with that type of vase.

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            Posted 22 March 2007 - 08:09 PM

            That's a good point. I ordered three bunches I think, assuming 1.5 open blooms per stem, but I know I ended up with WAY too many! It was a nice problem to have though, because we had fresh flowers for our whole honeymoon.

            #6 *JillD*

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              Posted 22 March 2007 - 09:03 PM

              I was going to suggest the gerber daisies too, they have long stems and come in fuschia and are so pretty.

              Personally, I wouldn't do alstromeria, they're a smaller flower and to me almost seem really fragile.

              I think the lilies will look beautiful! You can't go wrong with lilies!

              #7 gkashmira

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                Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:12 AM

                I agree lilies and gerber daisies! Of course I'm biased because those are the flowers we're using too
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                #8 leigh miller

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                  Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:25 AM

                  lilies are large and hardy. i would go with those.

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