Monday, February 21, 2011

Floral Spotlight: Dusty Miller

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I've come to notice that the lovely little details are just that: they play a supporting role in the big day; the things that aren't always noticed at first but are crucial in bringing your vision to life. Today's Floral Spotlight focuses on one of my favorite unsung heroes in florals: the lovely Dusty Miller.

Dusty miller {otherwise known as Centaurea cineraria, the Velvet Centaurea} is the perfect accent to bring on a silvery-green color to your bouquet or centerpieces, and is readily available in Spring to fall in cold-winter regions and all year in warm-winter climates.  Long story short: your florist should have no problem finding it year-round {and for an affordable price}!

Here's today's roundup (rather photo-heavy because there are just so many inspirational pics to choose from!):

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This one is out. of. this. world!!  {succulents, ranunculus, billy buttons and dusty miller, oh my!}
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And I LOVE this one!!
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Peonies, baby roses and dusty miller?  Heaven.
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Love the yellow and gray combo
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And lets not forget my favorite detail: the boutonnières!

This one was on my inspiration board for our wedding!

Speaking of... here's Pat's bout:
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See what I mean?  They play the role in such a tiny detail, but when included, really make the other colors "pop" around them!

Happy Monday!

19 comments:

  1. these bouquets are delicate and unusual! it´s difficult for me to choose the nicest one! Gorgeous!

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  2. I love Dusty Miller... a bouquet is better off for having it in there. Great round up!

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  3. the texture is perfection! my favorites are the boutonnieres!

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  4. I love the texture of dusty miller. You reminded me that I forgot to ask for them in my bouquet.

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  5. Have you been reading my mind? I've noticed this popping up in a ton of beautiful bouquets and I've been wondering what its called. Great picks!

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  6. Wow, you have put together a fabulous tableau of Dusty Miller beauties! Thanks so much.

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  7. dusty miller adds such amazing texture to any bouquet

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  8. Every time I find a bouquet with dusty miller in it I fall in love but then I keep forgetting what it's called! Love all of these, esp the one with the lovely stripped ribbon and the one under that. Lovely finds. <3 Have a great Monday!

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  9. I love that this plant is silver. Makes white Christmas wedding bouquets magical and by the look of your research you did for us--makes a lot of bouquets and boutonnieres magical!

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  10. Just beautiful! I love the texture and the subtle elegance they add to floral arrangements!

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  11. one of my favorites! i never quite realized how versatile until now - great round up!!!

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  12. I love flowers. they just make any day better

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  13. How beautiful! That blush bouquet is heartbreakingly gorgeous!

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  14. Thanks for the heads up! LOVE this post, sweets! You know it! :) xoxo

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  15. If I got a wedding redo, I would totally use grey and yellow as my color scheme!

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  16. Such an interesting bouquet addition. Unique!

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  17. Love, love, love, Dusty Miller in every bouquet wedding or not! Great post xo!

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