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All About Stock Flowers

In the realm of DIY events and parties, stock flowers stand as a symbol of elegance, fragrance, and versatility. This comprehensive guide unveils the art of incorporating stock flowers into your DIY floral designs, covering care tips, their role in centerpieces, flower bars, and bouquets. Explore the unique characteristics of stock flowers, discover Moxie Blooms' expert tutorials, and find inspiration to create unforgettable events featuring stock flowers as a captivating and fragrant filler.

Understanding Stock Flowers

Stock flowers, scientifically known as Matthiola incana, are renowned for their tall spikes adorned with densely packed, fragrant blooms. These flowers, with their delightful fragrance and variety of colors, have become a favored choice for those seeking to add sophistication and charm to their DIY events.

Characteristics of Stock Flowers

Stock flowers possess unique characteristics that make them a versatile and enchanting choice for floral designs:

  • Fragrance:* One of the defining features of stock flowers is their sweet and spicy fragrance, making them a delightful addition to floral arrangements.
  • Tall Spikes: Stock flowers boast tall, upright spikes adorned with tightly clustered blooms, creating a striking visual impact.
  • Rich Colors: Available in an array of colors, including shades of white, yellow, lavender, and deep purple, stock flowers offer a diverse palette for creative floral design.

Caring for Cut Stock Flowers

Ensuring the longevity of cut stock flowers is essential for DIY enthusiasts looking to showcase their beauty and fragrance. Follow these steps for optimal care:

  • Fresh Cut: Trim stock flower stems at a 45-degree angle immediately upon receiving or cutting to enhance water absorption.
  • Clean Water: Place stock flowers in a clean vase filled with lukewarm water. Change the water every two days to maintain freshness.
  • Leaf Removal: Remove any submerged foliage to prevent bacterial growth and ensure a clean water environment.
  • Cool Environment: Keep stock flowers in a cool spot away from direct sunlight and drafts to prolong their vase life.

By following these care tips and watching out Flower Care 101 video you can extend the life of your stock flowers and continue to enjoy their beauty throughout your event or home decor. Remember that different flower varieties may have unique care requirements, so it's always a good idea to research specific care guidelines for the types of stock flowers you have.

Moxie Blooms – Your Floral Guide:

Moxie Blooms offers expert tutorials and detailed instructions, guiding hostesses through the process of seamlessly integrating stock flowers into their DIY events. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced DIY enthusiast, Moxie Blooms ensures your floral creations reflect sophistication and allure.

Stock Flowers in Centerpieces, Flower Bars, and Bouquets:

As a DIY hostess, stock flowers offer versatility and elegance in your floral arrangements. Here are some types of arrangements you can create:

  • Centerpieces and Large Arrangements: Create visually stunning centerpieces by featuring stock flowers as the focal point, surrounded by complementary blooms and greenery for a fragrant and eye-catching display.  Leave stock stems long and use them to achieve height and volume in larger statement pieces.
  • Flower Bars: Engage guests with a flower bar where they can craft personalized bouquets or arrangements, incorporating stock flowers to add height, fragrance, and visual appeal.
  • Bouquets: Craft elegant and timeless bouquets by using stock flowers as a filler alongside other blooms, allowing their fragrance to enhance the overall appeal.

Color Combinations and Floral Pairings:

Stock flowers harmonize beautifully with various colors and blooms, offering endless possibilities for creative pairings:

  • Classic White Elegance: Create a timeless and sophisticated look by using white stock flowers in combination with blooms like roses and carnations.
  • Romantic Pastels: Pair stock flowers in soft pastels with complementary flowers like ranunculus and delphinium for a dreamy and romantic arrangement.
  • Deep Jewel Tones: Embrace a rich and vibrant theme by incorporating deep purple or burgundy stock flowers with jewel-toned blooms like roses and ranunculus.

Choosing the Right Occasions:

Stock flowers are versatile and can be incorporated into various events. Consider featuring them in:

  • Weddings: Stock flowers add a touch of romance and fragrance to weddings, making them ideal for bouquets, centerpieces, and ceremony decor.
  • Bridal Showers: Enhance the feminine and elegant ambiance of bridal showers with stock flower arrangements, creating a delightful and fragrant setting.
  • Garden Parties: Elevate the enchanting atmosphere of garden parties with stock flowers, adding a fragrant and visually appealing element to outdoor settings.

In conclusion, stock flowers offer a fragrant and captivating choice for DIY floral design, allowing hostesses to infuse their events with sophistication and charm. With the care tips, design inspiration, and expert guidance provided by Moxie Blooms, you're well-equipped to create stunning floral arrangements that reflect your style and leave a lasting impression on your guests. Let the beauty and fragrance of stock flowers blossom at your next DIY event, turning it into an unforgettable celebration filled with floral splendor.

For a hassle-free experience, Moxie Blooms provides a wide variety of stock flowers to suit any event. Our online ordering system ensures that your flowers are delivered right to your doorstep straight from the farm! You can read more about our shipping options here.

If you're planning a large-scale event, consider buying stock flowers in bulk. Moxie Blooms offers an extensive selection of stock flowers for bulk purchase, providing you with the abundance needed for your grand celebration. Want to pull it all together with supplies and instructions?  No problem!  Check out Flower Moxie Supply for all your vase and mechanics needs and be sure to check out our tutorials here for all your design needs!

Moxie Blooms allows you to place your flower order at least 8 days before your event!  By taking a proactive approach, you can avoid last-minute stress and have ample time to turn your stock flowers into the bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements of your dreams. 

No matter what your vision is for your party or workshop, Moxie Blooms can help you. For more information about our stock flowers, or to place an order, please contact us today. We are here to help make your DIY dreams a reality!


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