A new feature on our Exquisite Designs blog will be teaching our followers a little bit about the flowers that we use in for our events. One thing that sets us apart is our use of unique flowers or what we call in the floral industry “novelty” product. Novelty product is hard to find, usually unique in color and not sold by everyone in the wholesale markets. To find novelty product you have to get away from your usual confines and go find it!
Today’s novelty product or flower that I’m loving now are Japanese Sweetpeas. They do come from Japan (I wonder what gave it away!) but the unique item about these flowers is that unlike their US grown sweet peas these have really long stems. Sweetpeas are grown in vines, Japanese sweet peas have stems that are usually 12 to 14″ long. Locally grown sweet peas have stems that are usually 6″ to 10″ in length. They love to drink water and are long lasting. Since they travel a little further to get to us they are a little pricier too…. but they are so worth it.
Can you see the sweetpeas coming out on the right hand side and the top of this gorgeous compote?
Look at the length on those stems. Perfect for bouquets, compotes or even elevated centerpieces!
Sweetpeas are available in a huge array of colors… from white, to blush, coral all the way to deep purples and burgundies. The best part about them is their sweet smell. Japanese sweet peas will be available from now til the early April.