(Closed) what hanging flower/filler goes with amaranthus? pics included

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hello! When I see amaranthus in arrangements, it seems like it’s usually the only element that’s hanging. Are you set on having another flower hanging down? Off the top of my head the only thing I can really think of is something like sprays of orchids. Dendrobium orchids come to mind. Or possibly Phalaenopsis. If I think of anything else I’ll post later!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hanging begonias would be pretty and they come in many colors.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I tried looking up Smylax and the had trouble finding a picture. It looked different in the pics that I saw. I went on fiftyflowers.com and looked up their greenery section to see what different stuff they sold for ideas. Some interesting ones that I saw were Maidenhair Fern, Myrtle, Variegated Pittosporum. There is quite a few ideas though.

I thought this pic had some interesting greenery with the amaranthus. It said it has Variegated Pittosporum, myrtle and lace fern, and amaranthus were used throughout the wedding.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like Eucalyptus. I just prefer it without the seeds! But the leaves are very pretty. I think that would be nice, too. I am doing dahlias and garden roses in various shades of pink and maybe some pops of red. I’m trying to think of some greenery to tell my florist, too! Do you think Eucalyptus would be my best option? I’m trying to go for a little bit of a rustic romantic look. But I love big ruffly romantic flowers. ha! Not so rustic. We are doing some centerpieces with black lanterns on wood slices with moss. So, the flowers are kind of confusing me! I don’t want them to look like two different themes.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Thanks for the info! I will start googling this stuff you suggested! πŸ™‚ The pink pepper berries sound interesting! I’ve been looking up Dusty Miller, because my eye keeps being drawn to it. Wasn’t sure if it would “go”, so I kept passing it by. I am good at coming up with different ideas, but not so good at picturing things in my head to see if it would look good. Dahlias are my favorite flower. I started growing them in my backyard 3 years ago. They are very versatile and so pretty! I think my favorite is the anemone shapes. So different. I grew some white ones like these below in the link. I’ve also grown some cactus types like you mentioned. Man, I wish it was summer now! Thanks for your help!

http://www.dahlias.com/luckyducky-item543.aspx

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve had good luck buying Dahlia’s from that company. Some of them really are to die for in person. Unfortunately, I have not figured out how to not kill the tubers after digging them up and storing them. So, I’m just going to buy them like annuals! I will add the scabiosa pods to the list to look up! I believe I’ve seen them before. I was also thinking about doing the other half of the centerpieces as floral arrangements with these vases. http://www.etsy.com/listing/60746023/natural-birch-bark-covered-flower-pot-or

I’m jealous that you’re using vintage teacups. Love it! I have a small teacup collection and teapot collection. I was going to fill the teacups with moss and have the table numbers sticking out of it. I even made up a mock one. But after I went more rustic, I couldn’t make the teacups mesh in my head with the nature elements. You will have to post pics so I can live vicariously through you. ha! I’m now thinking of doing birds nests with eggs in it and then the wire sticking up with the table number. Your decor sounds like it’s going to be fabulous with the pitchers and teacups!

 

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