he loves me
A shower of daisy petals
recalls a bride’s romantic musings.
Victorian times, a young maid would try to predict her beau’s true
feelings by plucking the petals of a daisy while reciting “He loves
me, he loves me not ...” With the answer assured, this bouquet
offers a nod to that tradition.
Gerbera petals in a
range of golden hues alight gently on a cloudlike mound of baby’s
breath (Gypsophila). The bouquet is light as a feather, easy to
construct and dramatically different, offering a bold impact for a
bride’s walk down the aisle.
Arrange a grower
bunch of baby’s breath into a dense, mounded nosegay. Spray the
surface of the nosegay with adhesive, and sprinkle on multicolored
Gerbera petals. Gently pat the petals onto the surface of the baby’s
breath so they will adhere securely. Wire and tape a collar of salal
leaves to finish the perimeter of the nosegay. Ribbon-wrap the
stems, and create a dramatic drape by extending lengths of ribbon
from the base of the bouquet.
and miniature Gerberas, Gypsophila and salal leaves from California
cut flower growers; Tack 2000 spray adhesive from Design Master
Color Tool; ribbon from favorite supplier. To contact Design Master
Color Tool, see “Product Source Guide” on Page 137.
Florists’ Review Winning Bouquet Combinations. To order, visit the
“Bookstore” at www.floristsreview.com or call (800) 367-4708.