Post # 1
I’m making my own hand-tied bouquets with anemones. All the aneomone bouquets I’ve seen that I liked did not appear to have any greenery in them. The anemones I have received have a ton of leaves around the head of the flower. Is it okay to just pull these off? I don’t want to kill my flowers!
While we’re on the subject, anyone have a good tutorial on making hand tied bouquets?
Post # 3
I would strongly suggest you do a trial run on the bouquets. I don’t think it’s a problem to gently remove the leaves…
this is one of my favorite tutorials
Post # 4
Here’s something on anemone care.
I can’t remember where I found the tutorial I used. It basically said start with a center of three flowers (or five or some odd number), wrap floral tape around the stems to secure it. Then add flowers around the outside in the spaces in between, wrap floral tape, and continue that way until your bouquet is big enough enough. You might want to play around with how it looks before starting the floral tape but it was really helpful to wrap a few flowers at a time to keep it secure. We then left them in water until the morning of. Had pretty pins and white ribbon and then just wrapped down the stem with a pin going in with each wrap in a straight line like this one (except you can make it look nicer than that)
After they were wrapped we cut the stems to the right length and sealed them with nail polish so sap didn’t get everywhere and some water was sealed in. Some sites recommended spritzing with hairspray or a floral spray, but we didn’t end up remembering to do that.
Post # 5
Def do a trial first. I pretty much followed instructions similar to Bvig’s. Making a bouquet isn’t too difficult, just takes a little practice to ensure that it lookes rounded & even.
Personally I would suggest gently cutting those leaves off vs. trying to peel them away. I broke several flowers trying to peel leaves that were close to the buds.
Post # 6
It’s fine to remove extra leaves, but you want to snip them off as cleanly as possible so as not to damage the stem.
I agree with previous posters who suggested a trial. Do a practice run and see how things hold up.
Post # 7
The reason they are removed is because the leaves on anemonies wilt really easily when they are cut. if you leave the leaves on, they get kinda ugly. they arent difficult to remove and pop off pretty easily – just be gentle.
Post # 8
Rosy, great advice!…removing the leaves won’t damage the flower but you’ll want to make a clean snip!