Welcome to our latest blog post on "Stachys 'Hummelo': From Garden to Vase." If you're a fan of Stachys 'Hummelo' and want to know how to use it in your floral arrangements, then you've come to the right place.
Stachys 'Hummelo' is a versatile plant that not only looks great in the garden, but also in floral arrangements. With its stunning spikes of lavender flowers and attractive foliage, it adds texture and height to any arrangement. Here are some tips on how to use Stachys 'Hummelo' in your floral arrangements for maximum impact.
First, it's important to know when to cut the flowers. The best time to cut Stachys 'Hummelo' is in the morning when the stems are fully hydrated. You want to cut the stem as close to the base of the plant as possible, to give it a longer vase life. It's also important to change the water in your vase daily to keep the flowers fresh.
Once you have cut the stems, it's time to arrange them. Stachys 'Hummelo' works well as a filler plant, adding texture and height to any arrangement. Try pairing it with other flowers in shades of pink, purple, and white for a soft and romantic look. It also looks great with bright and bold flowers such as sunflowers, zinnias, and dahlias. When arranging Stachys 'Hummelo', it's important to use clean, sharp scissors or floral shears to prevent damaging the stem. You can also add floral preservative to the water to extend the vase life of the flowers.
Stachys 'Hummelo' is a popular choice for many renowned floral designers, including Ariella Chezar, who often uses it in her bouquets and centerpieces. The Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf, has also used 'Hummelo' in his garden designs, creating a stunning effect with its tall and sturdy stems.
Another way to use Stachys 'Hummelo' in floral arrangements is to dry the flowers for use in wreaths, swags, or other decorative projects. To dry the flowers, simply hang the stems upside down in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated area until they are completely dry.
In summary, Stachys 'Hummelo' is a versatile and beautiful plant that works well in floral arrangements. Try pairing it with other flowers in complementary colors for a beautiful and cohesive look. And remember to cut the stems at the right time, change the water daily, and arrange them with care for maximum impact. With these tips, you can create stunning floral arrangements that showcase the unique beauty of this versatile plant.