Author: MargaretDixon

Business, Florist

The New Antique Hydrangeas Have Arrived!

It’s a matter of moments, it will be love at first sight. Are you ready to check out the new beauties as soon as you land on Colvin’s web? They are here and will only stay a couple of months until their season is over. The colors and textures of antique hydrangeas always leave us speechless: too special!

As you know, we love to choose seasonal flowers and make the most of them in unique flower arrangements. The hydrangeas will only stay with us until November: once the month arrives, their official season will end. If you want to fill the house with gradient colors and unique designs, it’s time to choose a new bouquet.

Hydrangeas are among the favorite flowers of Italians along with peonies and sunflowers. No wonder, given their beauty! The variety we have chosen for the new bouquets is called antique, a vintage version of the classic bush hydrangea. Why is it so special? Over time it changes color and shows incredible shades. Ready?

Pumpkin pie
This composition is inspired by the typical shades of the Baroque, with burgundy tones. Hydrangeas contrast with the soft texture of jopitos and peach roses. Ideal for those who love warm colors, Pumpkin Pie is truly perfect.

Pink Pop
A bouquet of hydrangeas with a… lively character! The burgundy tones strike and are softened by pink ones, making the composition unique. Pink Pop represents 100% the pure essence of the Baroque. Textures and shapes mix together with hydrangeas, pink roses, astilbe, limonium and mastic. You like it?

Business, Florist

Advice on How to Dry the Flowers

Today we dedicate the post on our blog to share some tips on how to dry flowers , as in recent weeks you have asked us how to do it repeatedly on our social networks.

We understand that fresh bouquets are very, very beautiful and that’s why we want to learn how to dry them, to somehow keep them a little more time with us.

Most flowers can dry without problems but there are some flowers such as hydrangea or bouquets of roses, which dry better than others: there are some tips that can help us to dry our bouquet in the best possible way.

To share these tips, we asked our florist Pep for help, who is in charge of the Colvin bouquets that are so beautiful, special and that reach every point of the peninsula every day, with the greatest freshness and affection possible.

Some followers ask us when it is best to start the drying process, if as soon as they receive the bouquet or if they can enjoy it for a couple of days. The reality is that you can enjoy the bouquet for a couple of days, following all the instructions.

Place with little light
The first tip is to put the bouquet in a dark room , where no sunlight penetrates. In this way we will dry the flowers in their best state, consuming the energy they have at this moment.

Upside down
The image is a bit picturesque, but it is strictly necessary to flip the bouquet to make the drying process as perfect as possible. In this way, we will slide the nutrients up to the petals. Green, olive, eucalyptus and others are easier to dry , as they have less water.