10 Jul 2013

Dusty Miller, how we love thee!

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ribbetfreshdustyIMG_4192ribbetpermdustyIMG_4186We love Dusty Miller for two wonderful reasons:  TEXTURE and COLOR.

The silver, furry leaves add an incredible look and texture to floral arrangements and bouquets.  It’s color provides a perfect neutral that compliments a broad range of flowers and foliages.  Dusty miller has made a transition from our backyard gardens to our back-room design tables.  Designers love it and so do consumers!  Whether you use fresh cut (above right) or permanent stems (below right), dusty miller is a smart choice for trend-right looks.  Don’t be afraid to utilize permanent dusty miller (either silk or plastic) with your fresh flowers.  As you can see from the photos, permanent botanicals can look as beautiful as the real deal.  (They can be life-savers too!)

About the Author

Tina is the co-owner of Rojahn & Malaney Company, a family-run wholesale floral business in Milwaukee, WI. Tina served on the Wholesalers Council and Board of Directors of the national floral association, the Society of American Florists (SAF). Tina is a "Badger" and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in Business.