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Types of Foliage for Your Arrangements

By Simon Crowther @prestigeflower

Types of foliage for your arrangements

Flowers are not the only part of an arrangement. Greenery was once used just to fill in the gaps in between. Today, however, foliage has taken on a whole new role. They are perfect for giving your bouquet a natural appearance. The key is to use multiple types of greenery in your bouquet and make sure that you choose the right type of foliage to suit the flowers.

Grasses like bear and steel are great for just about any type of arrangement. Since they are slender, they are excellent for filling in gaps. You can even create loops and float this foliage on top of your arrangement if you prefer.

Eucalyptus has been popular among florists for many years. Not only does it have a delightful scent, but it can also add excellent colour too. Some types of eucalyptus have a silvery green colour and others are dark green. The silvery coloured leaves are sturdier and the dark green ones are softer.

Foliage is not limited to leaves. Hypericum berries are excellent for adding some colour and a different kind of texture to your display. There are various colours available and you can choose the right one to suit the colour scheme of the bouquet.

Leucadendron is available in yellow, red, and bronze. They are tall and they have sturdy stems. The red variety is particularly popular and is also known as sunset safari. Pittosporuim is another popular type of foliage and it has green and yellow leaves. The crinkled edges make this foliage even more attractive since they add texture too.

Ferns are often used to create a collar around bouquets. There are various types of ferns that can be used depending on the size of the bouquet. Ruscus is another top choice for florists. They can be soft or hard. The soft variety is a great option for wedding bouquets while hard ruscus is used in gift bouquets. Both varieties have long stems which means that they are extremely versatile.

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