Greenery makes arrangements look more stylish. It also camouflages all gaps in our creations, making them look more natural. Greenery distributed to the wholesale market varies from single leaves to all kinds of branches.
In our catalog of wholesale greenery we divided all foliage into groups, helping you to select specific kinds of greenery.
The blade is what most people identify as a leaf. The shape of a blade can be oval, round, liner, or palm like. There are different types of leaves, but basically, each leaf is formed by veins and midrib (midvein), margin or edge and petiole.
Not all leaves have a petiole; some leaves are stockless. Water to the leaf blade is distributed by veins. The entire cut surface of a stockless leaf must be inserted into floral foam or water.
Some leaves have one petiole holding several leaves (compound leaf):
Stem structures include: alternate (leaves springing one per node at different levels of the stem; opposite (two leaves paired on a node, facing opposite sides of the stem); rosulate (forming a rosette-like flower around the stem).
Branches with alternate leaves create lines in modern arrangements, branches with opposite leaves create airiness for French Garden style arrangements, and rosettes or leaves are great for tailored Victorian style arrangements.
Most of the leaves are green, but some of them have more blue in coloring (sage green) and some – yellow (spring green).
Sage green leaves
Spring green leaves
Some leaves have different color patterns: stripes, dots.
Branches with solid blade are used to camouflage gaps between flowers and cover the edge of containers. The most common are inexpensive Salal leaves.
Liner leaves (long leaves) create dynamic movement or static for an arrangement.
Airy greens with small leaves add lightness to the arrangement.
Fern add elegancy to the arrangement and also make it look fresher.
To create flowy lines hanging down an arrangement, use greens with flexible stems
For tropical arrangement use exotic leaves
A wildflower theme can be created by using different grass and branches with small leaves.
To cover floral foam use Galax leaves. These leaves are also good for creating pattern for floral collages.
For a fall color palette use colored or dyed leaves and branches.
Some leaves don’t last in floral foam but are a beautiful addition to an elegant arrangement created in water. They are also perfect for clear vase lining.
To create modern arrangements, use liner leaves.
For Christmas arrangements, we use traditional pine tree branches and evergreens
To finish bridal bouquets use velvety leaves of Lambs Ear or Dusty Miller around the flowers. A stem of Umbrella Fern creates a natural bouquet holder. Long-lasting silky leaves of Silver Tree are perfect for covering a bouquet holder.
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