The Flower Bucket is lucky; we get to experience spring in a different way (and earlier) than the average person—we have flowers. Our seasonal blooms start arriving in all of their glory ahead of spring’s actual due date, and we get to begin designing in advance. Welcoming these flowers into our store is one of the best parts of the season, especially seeing as they are full of rich meaning and symbolism.
This month, we would like to introduce you to one of our favorite summer flowers, the hydrangea. You may have heard of this bloom before, but you may not be able to pick it out as you would a rose, or a sunflower. The reason lies in the fact that although this gorgeous flower offers a lovely color palette, as well as large and generous flowers, the hydrangea is most often designed as a backdrop for other, more well-known blooms. But here at The Flower Bucket, we know that this special flower deserves a little more recognition, and so we decided to bring it center-stage for the summer season.
A Little Background: The hydrangea was originally discovered in Japan, but it grows well all over the world. There are 75 different varieties of the flower, most exhibiting shades of pink and blue. Pale green petals are often the result of fading pigmentation, although some white and green hybrids have been cultivated. Continue reading