(Closed) Best type of live flower to float?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Gardenias, orchids

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love gardenias floating. Not sure how long they stay pretty for, though. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The stems dont need to be long, since they are sitting in the water.  you also dont want to see the stems.  most flowers will float indefinetely until someone dunks them, or they die.

flowers that float:

roses, gardenias (but you have to be VERY careful with them since they bruse very easily), peonies, orchids, dahlias, daisies, pretty much any bloom that has a flat face or large surface area.  i doubt sunflowers would float since they are so large, but the minis probably do.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Magnolias

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Gardenias do look lovely, but you have to be very careful so that the edges don’t brown up.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve definitely heard gardenias are great for it.  In fact, that’s almost the only use they can have since they are so fragile.  You can only get them in your bouquet if they are wired in I think.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really like fuji mums. I did that at home for a test run and the head stayed alive in the water for a few days. I left about a quarter inch stem left. I think you can float pretty much anything, so long as the head is semi-flat. I don’t think anything like hydrangeas or tulips would work well, because they wouldn’t stay in one spot.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i had seen dahlias and they look so pretty

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