Post # 1
Hey… so my flowers are growing like crazy and I was wondering how many stems per bouquet is the norm? Just so I have an idea of how many flowers I will need to be able to make my bouquets, bouts, corsages, etc… TIA
Post # 3
It depends on what kind of flowers and how big you want your bouquets. For example, if you’re using hydrangea, which has a huge “head,” you might only need a couple of stems. If you’re using something smaller, like carnations or daisies, you’ll probably need more like 8-10 for a medium sized bouquet. If you’re using more than one kind of flower, you might play with the number of stems and greenery. I’m using asiatic lilies, spider mums, baby’s breath and lavendar. For my bouquet, I have 8 asiatic lilies, 5 spider mums, 6-8 stems of baby’s breath, 6-8 stems of lavendar, and 5-10 stems of greenery (I haven’t quite settled yet). My bridesmaid is going to have 4 asiatic lilies, 2 spider mums, 4 stems of baby’s breath, 4 stems of lavendar and 5 stems of greenery. For corsages and boutinaires you should have one hardy bloom (we’re doing the asiatic lilies). You can also use one sprig of something else (for the corsages we’re doing baby’s breath, for the boutinaires we’re doing greenery) Depending on the size of centerpieces, you might need more or less stems. Just remember to use enough blooms so that the bunch looks “full,” without a lot of gaps.
Post # 4
PP is right, depends on the flower and how big you want your bouquet – i did roses, and i had 25 stems in mine – 15 in the girls.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. I’m going for Calla Lillies and Dhalias, they are growing beautifully right now.