Brides looking for vertical drama in every shade except blue should consider the gladiolus. A single flower spike can sport more than two dozen blooms, often with fancy ruffled edges. Gladiolus flowers are very thirsty, taking up large amounts of water in the vase; however, make sure the water hasn’t been treated with fluoride, as this can cause the flowers and foliage to discolor.
The epithet name for the tree fern is virgatus, which means twiggy. Because of its extremely thin stem, the tree fern is one of the easiest types of greenery to use. Unlike its namesake, the tree fern has thin, wispy branches and leaves that are often used in corsages and boutonnieres. The tree fern also works well as a solid background in a colorful bouquet.
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