Monday, March 21, 2011

Gypsophilia: a second look

I guess you could say I'm a bit of a flower snob. As a floral designer who gets to work with so many different varieties of flowers, I tend to turn my nose up to your average "grocery store" bouquet. We're talkin' carnations, daisies, and Baby's Breath, to name a few. It's not that I don't think they're pretty...cause they are...they just wouldn't be what I would choose first. I guess you could say they're inferior in the flower world. Poor little fellows. Now....if I were to receive such inferior flowers from my husband....haha....that'd be a different story. Any flowers from my husband are gems in my opinion....although he is getting a pretty good idea of what I absolutely love.

What I have been struck with lately though, is that when said grocery store flowers are arranged alone in mass, they really do make quite the bold statement. Take gypsophilia (Baby's Breath) for instance:

Absolutely stunning. Tucked here and there in a bouquet and they're only so so, but massed together...WOW. I get to design a table for a baby shower in a month for a friend of mine....and I'm thinkin', gypsophilia may just make a name for itself once again. ;)

Have a beautiful day,



Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

I have always LOVED the simplicity of baby's breath and use it throughout my house for simple spring boquets that last for a long time.

eye lift said...

It is native to Central and Eastern Europe. Baby's breath is a tender and delicate annual. Gypsophilia is a popular flower to accent bouquets, bouquets of flowers and vases, mostly in dried flowers.