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Stock It Is!

I know I have blogged about this amazing flower in the past but after creating a wedding last week (see video in previous blog) using just this single, amazing flower, I felt inspired to talk about it again.

If you've never seen "Stock" in person, it's a staple for most florists. Because of it's strong line form it's a wonderful to add length and height to a design. Looking for a lovely flower that grows in shades of pink, fucsha, purple and even burgundy? You have them all in stock. We especially love using the white and rich cream colored stock in our wedding designs.

Sometimes misunderstood because of it's ruffly florets, it's important to remember that the buds open from the bottom of the stem upward. As the buds at the tippy top open, the buds at the bottom may turn brown and even fall off. Like other flowers such as lilies, this is the normal blooming progression of this flower from bottom to top and does not mean the flower is bad or old. As the lower buds die, just pinch them off and enjoy the opening blooms near the top of the stalk. Lastly, what can be said about the fragrance?! What a wonderful aroma this flower has. Fresh, peppery, light and natural, there's nothing to compare with the smell this wonderful flower.

The next time your local florist say "We have stock in stock today" perhaps you'll be inspired to ask them to include it in your floral gift!! To see this and many other flower offerings, visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com
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