With wedding season fast approaching, in this month's Product Profile we’re going to focus on blush roses... such romantic and heavily sought after blooms by many a bride-to-be.
Two popular varieties are pictured below - Quicksand (left) and Menta (right). Read on to discover which other ones you can expect to find at New Covent Garden Flower Market...
From the Rosaceae family, roses are one of the top 10 best-selling cut blooms in the UK and they're also the national flower of England.
With regards to blush roses, they can often be described in colour as nude, beige, sandy, sandy blush, sandy cream, lilac, musky, blush pink or champagne... the list goes on. And this can sometimes make things just a little 'interesting' when you're having a conversation about them.
For example, when you're looking at printed photos or online, it may be a challenge to identify the variety because an image might be edited or have a filter. So, that's why it’s always advisable to visit the Market and see all the different blush rose varieties in person.
It's also worth bearing in mind that Quicksand can vary a little bit in colour. That's why two photos are featured below. Should you have any questions though, simply ask the traders.
Here are some of the varieties of blush roses, which you can expect to find at Nine Elms...
David Austin 'Keira'
David Austin 'Miranda'
David Austin 'Rosalind'
David Austin 'Charity'
Available all year round, you'll find blush roses in various stem lengths. And they generally come from Holland, Ecuador, and Colombia.
They look wonderful in all manner of flower arrangements including hand-tied bouquets, tablecentres, headdresses, buttonholes and corsages. Here are some examples of beautiful designs featuring these covetable blooms...
(Source: Scarlet & Violet)
(Source: Catherine Muller London)
(Source: Blue Sky Flowers)
(Source: The Flower Bird)
(Source: By Appointment Tony)
(Source: Carrie Macey | The Topiary Tree)
(Source: Sophie Townsend)
(Source: Some Enchanted)
(Source: Ricky Paul Flowers)
We'd love to see photos of arrangements that you've made using blush roses from New Covent Garden Flower Market. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your company name and website address. Or if you prefer, you could post your photo on Twitter and copy us in, by including @MarketFlowers in your tweet. We'll then upload your photos into this section.
I hope you've enjoyed reading this month's Product Profile. Please do ask away below if you have any questions or would like to make any general comments. As always, we'd love to hear from you...
P.S. If you missed them first time around, do check out our other Product Profiles about roses: White & Cream Roses, Red Roses, Pink Roses and Spray Roses.