Luckily, we can help and we have devised a five-point guide below on how to choose the perfect artificial flowers for you.
1. Colour, colour, colour
2. Flower loves and loathes
All of our blooms can be bought as bunches with one stem free. We find many people love a particular flower and/or colour so their ideal display is simply a bunch of these. Others, however prefer a combination of flowers and greenery so a bouquet that looks like it’s straight from a luxury florist is what works best for them. We sell all of our flowers by the single stem so that we can help you to create a bouquet that is very much your own and suits your unique style.
Roses are the iconic flower symbolising love and affection with the significance of each rose being reflected in their colour; from romance and beauty to wisdom and friendship you can express a variety of sentiments with a single flower. Pink roses in particular are perfect for sending send special thanks and appreciation and if you want to get really specific, even the different shades of pink can express a variety of sentiments. Light pink is associated with gentleness and admiration and a darker shade of pink is more closely associated with gratitude.
Peonies are loved the world over and they are one of the most popular blooms to send on Mother’s Day. This gorgeous flower with it’s full ruffled petals symbolizes all forms of beauty and is often used in weddings to symbolize a happy marriage. Pink is often a colour associated with Mother’s Day and would be a great choice for a husband to send to their wife.
Tulips are an ever popular spring flower which makes them a perfect Mother’s day gift to express warmth and affection. With their tall elegant stems and perfectly rounded petals, as with all flowers, the sentiment is determined by their colour. For the mum who is the queen of the family, deep purple tulips are the ideal choice reflecting your admiration for her regality. To express happiness, energy and understanding orange tulips should be your bouquet of choice!
If you would like to gift some of our everlasting beautiful faux flowers this Mother’s Day, click on any of the images above or click here for our selection of gorgeous Mother's Day bouquets and bunches.
Keep your blooms bright and brilliant, not wilting and withered in the scorching summer sun.
Summer has finally arrived. But whilst the shining sun and soaring temperatures are perfect for cold drinks and long country walks, they are less than ideal for fresh cut flowers. The heat will make your delphiniums droop and your lilies lilt before your very eyes – that is if they even survive the journey home from the shop! Why not instead switch to our Amaranthine Blooms - artificial flowers so realistic that your friends will be dumbfounded as to how you keep your arrangements looking so sprightly in this heat.
Simply put, why buy fresh when fake is so much better? We have stopped counting the number of times people tell us “I can’t believe they’re not real!” and aside from the obvious benefits of our blooms lasting MUCH longer than fresh flowers (at least 3 years, instead of 3 days) they never show signs of wilting or sit neglected in a corner giving off a nasty odour and making you wish you had thrown them away sooner! Rather than needing to prune or wash them, our flowers need little maintenance (maybe the occasional clean if you’re particular); and if you suffer from the sniffles in spring or summer, rest assured that not an ounce of pollen will bother you from our luxury artificial flowers. What’s more, most of our blooms come with wired stems meaning that you can create new designs and bouquet combinations whenever you feel the need for a change.
Don’t get us wrong, we love fresh flowers and dream of galloping wildly through fields of blossom and lavender and adore the sweet scents of light pink roses at the bottom of the garden, but there is simply no question that investing in excellent quality artificial flowers makes more sense than buying fresh flowers that barely survive the weekend.
If you’re unsure where to start when choosing your artificial flowers, check out our gifts under £40 where you will find an array of stunning flowers to choose from. Perhaps a white Casablanca lily bouquet or some deep blue hydrangeas. Discover your own unique style by selecting a vase that you love and design your blooms to suit your décor. Personally, I love my single stem pale pink roses in our entrance hallway and my beautiful tulip bouquets in the dining area. I also adore stargazer lilies on which we are currently offering up to 40% off on our website.
Don’t forget that our Amaranthine Blooms also make the most wonderful, long lasting gift for a friend or relative – be it a dinner party or a birthday. Even though you may be wilting in the heat, rest assured that your gift will arrive on sparkling, dazzling form!
To learn more about the blooms used click on the images below. If you are interested in booking your own at home flower consultation, please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
One of the delights of running Amaranthine Blooms is the fabulous feedback that we receive from our customers around the world. My favourite story this week came from England where a lady told me that her Casablanca lilies looked so real, her cleaner had put them in water!
If you want to convince your friends and family that your artificial flowers are real, follow our tips below…. and don’t worry, it’s our secret!
- When you have chosen your vase, trim the stems of your flowers to just the right length (use a pair of wire cutters or garden secateurs) and reseal the ends with a spot of glue (PVA works well)
- Remove any leaves from the lower parts of the stem, just as you would with real flowers
- Alternatively, selecting an opaque vase to hide the stems and leaves - this way you can bend the stems so that they can be straightened and used in their taller length at a future time
- Arrange your flowers, perhaps bending the stems just below the head to encourage the heads to fall naturally over the side of the vase (this works particularly well with our large hydrangeas and peonies)
- From time to time, when you have visitors, put a little water in the bottom of your vase, leave for no more than 1-2 days and allow stems to dry out again in between. (Some stems are not suitable for placing in water, contact us if you have any questions)
- Keep your flowers clean. Use a hairdryer on a cool setting to remove dust regularly (more frequently on white flowers) and a damp cloth to remove any marks.
- Don’t forget to keep the vase clean as well
- And, of course, select the best quality artificial flowers from Amaranthine Blooms!
... is my most favourite response and the one I most commonly hear when someone sees our realistic imitation blooms for the first time. Even at our recent Pop-Up Shop where customers knowingly came to browse artificial flowers, I was amused to hear people’s disbelief that our stunning, lifelike blooms were not, in fact, real. It is always a great delight to help so many customers find their perfect floral arrangement, but what pleases me more is knowing that, in addition to creating a beautiful floral display, our imitation flowers have many benefits that fresh flowers do not:
Now look again at the blue hydrangeas at the top of the page - can you tell which are real and which are our gorgeous, but none-the-less fake, imitations? Click here to find out.....
Whether it’s a pretty rose bowl, single orchid stem or a more elaborate bouquet, flowers complete the look of your perfectly curated collection of books and artifacts lovingly on display. Flowers can soften the look of your occasional table or to add a dash of colour to your room. For more ideas on how to style your coffee table, I came across a great article on tidbitsandtwine.com, nearly all of their suggestions have a floral display of some kind - click here to read more.