Fresh foliage and choosing wisely

As you search for flower designs online, you will find that your florist uses different types of fresh foliage with different types of flowers. Many people do not realize that there are as many types of greenery as there are flowers and that choosing the right one is very important. It is not only for the colour but also for the shape and size of its leaves. When you add the right greenery to the bouquet, it will help complete the arrangement and your flowers will stand out even more. Choosing the wrong varieties can have the opposite effect. In fact, no matter what, you should always be careful not to put too much greenery, because this can hide the beauty of the flowers in your bouquet.

Bouquet size

The size of your bouquet will be the main deciding factor. The bigger your bouquet and the bigger the flowers, the bigger that fresh foliage can be too. You don’t want large leaves to crowd small flowers. Similarly, large flowers can look funny when combined with small leaves. For a small bouquet of small and medium flowers, consider something like Xanadu leaves.

Arrangement theme

The theme of the bouquet is another thing to keep in mind. For a seasonal bouquet, you should also choose a fresh foliage to match the seasonal blooms in the arrangement. Magnolia leaves are similar to others except when they start to change colour. Their beautiful brown colour makes them an excellent choice in autumn arrangements. It’s not just green. You can also use bamboo as a type of green in oriental design.

Design and style

Do not forget about the structure and its appearance. Horizontal and vertical arrangements will require different types of fresh foliage to emphasize the nature of the flower display. Vertical arrangements look great with vines, while ferns are a good choice for vertical displays.

Remember, if you ever have doubts about the best fresh foliage to combine with your flowers, you can always do without it. Greens are not very important, you will find that some flowers look better without greenery. Imagine a bouquet of red roses with a touch of baby’s breath.