Yellow reminds me of Spring. It reminds me of Summer. It is one of those colors that just makes me happy... makes me want to grin from ear to ear. Well, that is just what I did when I stumbled upon these ridiculously cheerful images of Yellow Lilies from Kristyn Saunders wedding way back in 2014.
If happiness is a color, it'd be yellow. Since your wedding day is probably going to be one of the happiest of you life, adding this whimsical color to your decor is totally appropriate and approved. Yellow asiatic lilies are some of the prettiest lemon-toned flowers I know of, Kristen's photos are proof. Lilies make beautiful cut flowers that give a WOW factor that is undeniable.
A single steam can hold it's own by itself while providing a long bloom time as the bud opens. Conversely, there's no denying a lily can take a garden-style-mix of many blooms up a notch. The tips I have here are for Oriental and Asiatic lilies. Some blooms you may consider lilies actually, are not like lilies of the valley and day lilies are not actually Lillies.
Here are a few Colonial House of Flowers tips to use lilies in vase arrangements and compositions plus Kristen's bouquet images from the vault are included, too!
- Lilies can be aromatic. At times a mass of this flower may be too much. If the fragrances is an issue then use Asiatic, specifically hybrid, if you can.
- Lillies are sensitive so be careful not to bruise.
- If you plant to grow lilies plant where they get full sun or at least half a day of sun, though in warmer clients they appreciate being shaded from the afternoon heat.
- Lilies don't like to be crowded in the garden.
- When cutting from your garden remember that the shorter the stem you cut for your vase the better it is for the bulb left behind (that will bloom next year).
- Whether from your garden or the store, cut off the lower inch or so of the stem with a diagonal cut. Put it in clean water in a cool place to draw up a drink.
- Strip off the leave that will be underwater to keep the water uncontaminated.
- Lilies aren't big feeders soy don't have to put much, if any preservative in the water.
- The buds open successively. They can be cut off as they wither and fade.
- When the flower opens there will be long, slim brown anthers on the end of the stamens. The pollen is messy. It's oily and can stain the petals of the flowers and just about anything since we are being honest! Yes, that means your fingers, clothes, and napkins and tablecloths. Here's how to remove the anthers.
- The Lily is an old flower that has inspired writers and artists for many years.
- Lilium canadense are a pretty yellow lily. They're also known as the wild yellow-lily the meadow lily has downward-facing flowers that are yellow on the outside with a maroonish coloring on the inside.
- Lily flower meanings include beauty, purity, fertility, transformation, rebirth, and devotion.