Submerged Centerpieces Using Gladiolus?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can also look into silk flowers for submerging.  It’s harder to tell they aren’t natural once they are in water.  Just test them beforehand for colorfastness.

I had no luck searching for gladiolus, though.  Maybe do a test run with one vase to see how it looks?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Love those centrepeices!  I am doing exactly the same thing!!  How much do orchids cost??  How expensive? 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Those look gorgeous!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re using silks and we just sprayed them before hand with a clear lacquer type of spray. That way nothing weird happens when they’re submerged. 

 

I’ve seen them look really pretty with many diff flowers. Just give it a go beforehand and see if  you like it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

We are doing this with delphiniums – maybe white ones would give you the look you are going for without the $?

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i wanted the same look except w/ Alstroemeria ( SO CHEAP!!!)

but i couldnt find any pics either. we went to our florist and she gave us a few stems and had us submerge them and watch them for a day or 2. you need to make sure the water stays clear and doesn’t turn milky which some flowers do.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@hotpink222:

I love gladiolas!  I haven’t ever tried submerging them though.  Alstroemeria are very pretty too!  They are very inexpensive and ruffly-and they look gorgeous with(spray) roses for bouquets or centerpieces. 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m going to bump this in hopes that someone new may have some of the pictures she was looking for cause Id love to see them too!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This isn’t a centerpiece- it is an oil lamp, but it does have submerged glads:

gladiolus oil lamp

here’s one with brown ribbon and a candle at the top:

 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@julies1949: ohhhhhh!! Pink and brown are my colours! I really love the second pic! Tooo bad the fi says its too modern for what we are doing! But i do love my glads!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would only becareful, in that the gladys could be too full, and have an appearance of being smushed into the vase.  I would just buy one, and put it in and see how u like it.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the key to using glads is to:

-anchor the stems in some putty at the bottom of the vase then cover that with stones or glass beads

-make sure the vase is wide enough so the flowers don’t look “smushed”

-pick your stems carefully to ensure that the blossoms are open or at least partially open.

-keep it simple-don’t try to cram too many stems into each vase.

-and, as has already been said, buy a few stems and try it out at home.

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