Post # 1
I am in love with the red/orange color of traditional poppies and wanted them as my main flower as well as my bouquet to be solid poppies. I plan on making the bouquets and centerpieces myself and every whole sale flower website I have been to does not offer these flowers.
Does anyone know of where I could find these, or if they are really rare or difficult to work with?
thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Poppies are very hard to use in bouquets as they are very short lived. I suggest you try a practice session to see for yourself. The stem ends need to be sealed to make them last.
1. To make cut poppies last, burn the end of the stem with a match until it blackens, or dip it in boiling water for several minutes.
2.Heat up a cup of water in the microwave- and then insert the bottom of the Poppy stem into the water for just a few seconds- practice will make perfect- you can see the difference in the stem right away. Using this method, I have had Papaver somniferium last for days inside, instead of a few hours.
Here is the website for the California Cut Flower Commission.You can search by flower or by seasonal availability.
Post # 4
thank you! i also found the poppy look-a-like anemone and am going to look into using those