Post # 1
I have fallen in love with Frangipani (Plumeria) and can’t possibly afford the real deal. I can, however, find inexpensive silk roses and other bouquet base flowers. I haven’t seen Plumeria at Michael’s, though, so i was wondering if any of you have used alibaba.com for your flowers, and at what success. Also, they only seem to have Plumeria heads, so have any of you had experience attaching a stem for addition to a bouquet?
I have about a year yet, but if i can find a deal, this is something that can be done with while tropicals are “in” for the summer, and stored in a tote without concern
Post # 4
@Earthtome001: I haven’t used alibaba.com but I’ve heard mixed reviews on some things people have found on the site. I am planning on using afloral.com as a few of my friends have had wonderful luck with them. As for the attatching of stems I might be able to help you with that, I am doing a brooch bouquet for myself and I used a tutorial on the bee for making the bouquet, it shows in detail the attatching of brooches to floral wire which wouldn’t be all that different than the Plumeria heads you mentioned. If you type in brooch bouquet tutorial in the bee search bar it should come up as one of the first options and it has photos! Good luck finding the flowers you are looking for.
Post # 5
Try ebay or dhgate.com I have used both and have never had an issue. Heard lots of mixed reviews with alibaba.com