As we all know, trends come and go. In the flowers world, just like in the fashion world, there’s no exception. After some time in the must-avoid sphere, some flowers end up returning to the footlights due to their rarity factor. As so, today we present you four vintage flowers we feel that will make a big comeback this Spring 2017.
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These ruffled blooms might just be the most hated flowers in history, for a variety of reasons (they’re cheap, they remind people of funerals, the list is endless). But lately, carnations are proving to be more than just a filler flower. “One reason they’ve been able to make such a remarkable comeback comes down to genetics and logistics,” states Cameron Hardesty of UrbanStems, who predicted their return to popularity “In the past 20 years, flower breeders have made remarkable progress in breeding unusual new cultivars of old plants that hadn’t changed much in decades, and carnations have benefitted from that experimentation.” They’re also hardy, travel well, and last a long time, Hardesty points out, making them a smart investment.
Another avoided floral? Baby’s breath, or Gypsophila. “In the ’90s, many growers planted more of these flowers than the market demanded, resulting in an oversupply that drove down cost,” Hardesty explains. “Carnations and baby’s breath became ubiquitous, negatively impacting their value and tarnishing their reputation for years … until now!” When clustered, or delicately arranged into a flower crown or cake topper, the feminine flower is unquestionably fresh and stylish, and can easily adapt to many styles – from vintage style to more modern.
Nowadays, it’s usually common to find baby’s breath on wedding vintage decor, or even as head crowns for brides and bridesmaids. We find it wonderful!
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Nothing says “Spring” quite like these gorgeous flowers, yet, unfortunately, daffodils recently saw a dip in demand. But now, they’re back and better than ever. “The Nantucket Daffodil Festival has brought them back into vogue, and I am so glad!” says Alice Rossiter, founder of Alice’s Table. “They are fantastic accent pieces, and I love to place cut daffodils in dirt-filled pots as a centrepiece that is sure to impress guests.” We couldn’t agree more!
They have been neglected for ages, though looking at their cheery, pom-pom-like buds, you’d never think it that way. “They used to be considered a boring filler flower – and, let’s be honest, certain varieties of chrysanthemum will always serve that purpose – but many regional American growers have made a concerted effort to revitalise heritage cultivars with unusual, interesting textures and colours,” Hardesty says. “Thanks to them, the depth and breadth of chrysanthemums available have exploded recently, and are taking back their rightful place as feature flowers in bridal and everyday bouquets.”
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