waxflower {a flirty filler}

Greenery forms the base of almost every arrangement we create here at Every Bloomin’ Thing.  It gets the job done.  But, when we have it available, we like to use a floral filler called pink waxflower, or chamelaucium.

Each stem of waxflower contains several tiny blooms.  Although the photo only shows pink, waxflower is also available in white and pale orange varieties.

This is one of the few fragrant flowers we use.  Instead of being super-sweet, it gives a faint citrusy aroma.  And it doesn’t radiant fragrance like ginestra or hyacinth, so you may only catch a whiff if you’re sitting very close, or if you crush a few leaves in your hand.  It’s a lot like an herb in that way.

Here’s a look at white waxflower incorporated into a spring arrangement:

Pink tulips and yellow freesia round out the bouquet, which is based on a low and lush design well-suited to a coffee table, end table, or kitchen countertop.  Several small cube arrangements like this would look sweet lined up on a dining table or buffet.

This combination of spring colors could say “Sunday brunch” or, just as easily, “new baby,” “congrats on your engagement,” or “happy birthday!”

With a little seeded eucalyptus lending drape to the arrangement, and a few tulip leaves perkily pointing upward and outward, the contrasts contribute to a visually-pleasing seasonal look.  Waxflower is just the finishing touch.

~Every Bloomin’ Thing

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  2. […] height, these little blooms also tuck nicely into smaller arrangements.  You can see an example here (scroll to the […]

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