Lily flowers in traditional and contemporary flower arrangements

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Flowers have been a perennial part of human culture since time immemorial and lilies, with their vibrant petals and captivating aroma, are some of the most fabulous among them. 


Whether used as popular centerpieces in traditional flower arrangements or modern art pieces for contemporary design elements, these beguiling bloomers can be found adorning everything from birthday bouquets to bridal boutonnieres. But why limit themselves to special occasions? 


With their immense range of unique colors leaving many admirers spellbound, it’s no wonder these elegant flowers make just about any gift all the more beautiful. Today we’ll explore how versatile lily flowers can be when creating both classic floral centers and modern-day masterpieces!

How do you make a flower arrangement with lilies?

Making a flower arrangement with lilies can be a fun, therapeutic activity. First, find a nice container to house your arrangement – something with some texture or special design will make it stand out. 


Next, add enough water and flower food to the container so your lilies stay hydrated when you insert them into it. Once the container is prepped, use wire cutters to trim the stems of the lilies down to fit the size and shape of the vase or floral foam. 


Position those lilies into pleasing formations and let your eye for design guide you in creating something unique and beautiful. Finally, fill up any spaces with greenery or other flowers for added flair. With some patience and creativity, anyone can arrange their stunning lily bouquet!


What are traditional flower arrangements?

Traditional flower arrangements have been a time-honored way of expressing appreciation, love, and well-wishes. These arrangements are often composed of flowers with symbolic meaning or in presentation styles that fit the occasion or event it is celebrating. 


From bouquets to wreaths, characteristics such as the shapes of the blooms, their colors, and fragrances can be used to create unique designs that can range from vibrant and energetic to muted and gentle expressions. One could say traditional flower arrangements evoke emotion with every careful selection and elegant display, speaking to our soul when words cannot.

What are common lilies used by florists?

Florists love using lilies to make their bouquets look beautiful. Commonly seen in flower shops, the most recognized lilies are probably Asiatic, Oriental, and trumpet lilies. 


Asiatic lilies are known for their large colorful blooms, often with streaked petals. Oriental lilies have a strong fragrant smell and can be found in a range of colors like white, yellow, or pink. 


Trumpet lilies are long-lasting and popular because of the dramatic shape of their wide-open flowers. While you may see any type of these lovely types of lilies at your local florist’s shop, they will usually combine them in creative ways to create stunning arrangements that bring beauty into any room.

Why are lilies used in weddings?

Lilies are one of the most popular flowers for decorating weddings due to their beautiful, timeless appearance and strong symbolism. As highly fragrant flowers with multiple layers of petals, they can add some flare to a bouquet or centerpiece. 


Giving a lily as part of a wedding is also a sign of fidelity, so it’s often seen as an appropriate gift on such important occasions. Furthermore, its white color is commonly associated with innocence and purity, so it naturally fits in with the traditional idea and atmosphere of weddings. 


In short, lilies make for lovely decorations that will impress guests and carry meaningful messages on your special day!

In General

From having a starring role in major plays and musicals to gracing sophisticated dinner parties with its beauty, the lily flower is a timeless bloom that continues to make our lives brighter. Whether you’re opting for an extravagant contemporary arrangement or a classically-inspired bouquet; these gorgeous blossoms speak of eternal love and singular beauty unmatched. 


And while we may never fully understand why this delicate floral gesture still resonates with so many of us today, it serves as a gentle reminder that sometimes life’s most precious moments can be best captured with the simplest of gifts — flowers. 


So the next time you find yourself in need of some cheer or wanting to express your feelings just right, consider giving someone the gift of lilies.


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Lily Reed

My name is Lily Reed, and this blog is about.... lilies!
Yes, I know. It's a true coincidence, but not really. My mother really loves this flower; she named me after him!
My mother started growing lilies when she was pregnant with me after the doctor told her not to move from the bed when she was 6 months pregnant. So it's been a special bond for us.

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