Flowers 101

You probably know what flowers you love but, if you’re like most people, then you don’t know what to call them. Avoid hassle and confusion by using this flower guide complete with real names so you and your florist will be on the same page.


Fresh and Bold

1. Ti Leaf  2. Spray Roses  3. Wax Flower  4. Kale  5. Parrot Tulip  6. Sweat Pea  7. Freesia  8. Cymbidium Orchid  9. Mini Carnation  10. Mokara Orchids

A vibrant pink bouquet with satin ribbon and an oval rhinestone pin ideal for either spring or summer from Paisley Floral Design Studio of Manchester.

Woodland Dream

1. Tortum  2. Eucalyptus Pods  3. Seeded Eucalyptus  4. Lavender  5. Scabiosa  6. Plumosa Fern  7. Ranunculus  8. Curly Willow  9. Amaranth

Looser and “wild” bouquets with extra elements such as the curly willow pieces and dripping amaranth used here are growing in popularity. This bouquet from Ivy and Aster Floral Design of Franklin looks like it just emerged from the forest. 

Bohemian Chic

1. Lilac  2. Anemone  3. Star of Bethlehem  4. Hyacinth  5. Purple Allium  6. Green Mist  7. Mokara Orchid  8. Hellebore  9.  Sweet Pea  10. Silver Brunia  11. Kangaroo Paw  12. Tulip

The Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid, was the inspiration for this bouquet from Apotheca Flowers & Tea Chest of Goffstown. The elephant brooch captures the emerging Bohemian Chic trend.

Essence of Spring

1. Eucalyptus  2. Flox  3. “Escimo” Rose  4. “Super Green” Rose  5. Mini Green Hydrangea  6. Hypericum Berry  7. Stock  8. Ranunculus  9.  Hydrangea

Jacques Flower Shop of Manchester chose to capture the essence of spring with fresh whites and greens.


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