This time 'Do-It-Yourself Flower Tips and Inspiration' is all about Alstroemeria.
- Alstroemeria petals alternate between striped and solid coloured.
- Originally from Peru were it gets its common name from - Peruvian Lily.
- Each stem has a spray that bears several blooms.
- They are available all year around.
- The flowers are very long-lasting - about 7-14 days.
- They come in many different colours - except blue.
- The flowers are fragile and bruise very easily - so handle with care.
- The Alstroemeria is named after Clas Alströmer, a pupil of the Swedish botanist Carl von Linné.
- Nip off any faded flowers to encourage fresh ones to bloom.
- When you buy them make sure at least one flower bud on each stem has opened.
- Alstroemeria is poisonous to cats and some people are allergic to the flowers.
- Alstroemeria is sensitive to ethylene gas - so don't put the arrangement near fruit or vegetable.
- Alstroemeria is affordable, long-lasting and adds a touch of spice to any arrangement.
Enjoy your flower arranging!
Have a Great Floral Wednesday!
I will see you later in the week with more Do-It-Yourself flowers from 'Of Spring and Summer'.
~ xoxo ~
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