Monday, January 3, 2011

Floral Spotlight: Silver Brunia

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One of my favorite lovely little details for inclusion in floral arrangements is the silver brunia (also known as brunia laevis).  Silver brunia plays a supporting role to provide a subtle contrast and texture, and makes the other flowers "pop" by adding a muted gray hue.

Although flowering time is typically between August and February, you can definitely obtain this accent throughout the year if you look hard enough, and as such an inexpensive addition, it is so worth it!

Some lovely shots of the silver brunia in action below:

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Here's a lovely ring photo set amidst ranunculus and silver brunia.
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And lastly, look how well they preserve!  (My wedding bouquet, 3 months later) :)
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I love how just a touch of gray can add such a pretty accent to each bouquet, and on their own with just a bit of greenery, could be a perfect boutonniere.

PS - notice something different around here?  Click here for a quick update if you missed it yesterday :)

18 comments:

  1. I love this!! It adds such a lovely quality to those bouquets!!

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  2. oh i need some of these for my craft room! (a lovely little detail for my desk:))

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  3. they have such a cool texture! love the gray :)

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  4. The hydrangea combination is just beautiful! Happy New Year!

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  5. hydrangeas and those little gray beauties...HEAVEN!

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  6. oooh the texture is just lovely. If I had known about these two years ago.... that would have been great haha.

    Happy new year jacin! <3

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  7. Oh I just love how these look in bouquets! So lovely.

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  8. I love those! And I love the New Blog! It looks great!

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  9. Your bouquet still looks amazing! Also.. love the new design so much :)

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  10. I'm so happy you posted this, I've always seen them all over in the yellow and being the flower novice that I am had no idea they're available in silver as well. Love it! And I'm really feeling the new design too.

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  11. The wedding I was in this weekend had these in our bouquets! They are gorgeous! The perfect little pop of grey!

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  12. My goodness, that all pink bouquet with touches of gray is so chic, I nearly fell off my chair! Just gorgeous!

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  13. Wow I've never heard of silver brunia and I'm so jealous you still have your bouquet. Mine didn't get saved :(

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  14. Love the new header!! Congrats! <3 I was scrolling down and was going to name a few of my favorite bouquets, but they are all so beautiful. One of my fav is the yellow one...loves those yellow craspedia (billy balls) too, they make for lovely accents in bouquets. Love your bouquet and how well it lasted 3 months later!

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  15. wow, can't believe your bouquet still looks that good! crazy!

    love the new header! looking good!

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  16. silver brunia & pink = heavenly! GORGEOUS!!

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  17. It is a lovely subtle touch to all of these arrangements and bouquests.

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