Good morning lovelies! I hope you all had an amazing weekend, and are hopefully feeling some spring weather wherever you may be.
Today’s floral spotlight features Baby’s Breath, a flower that used to be known to provide a backdrop more than being a centerpiece on its own, but over the past year, I have really seen this little gem come out of its shell! Not gonna lie – it was hard to get me on the babys breath train, and I kind of fought it for a while, thinking of the 80s when my mom would put it in my french braids if I was a flower girl. But baby’s breath has really come a long way, and now I am pretty much loving it. I’m using it as a main focus floral for a few weddings I’m working on, and I have to agree with the brides that it really does provide a soft, romantic look.
Baby’s breath, also called Gypsophila paniculata or Gyp, is considered to be a weed of sorts in desert areas and sandy farmlands, as it can reduce the crude protein content of hay in fields it infests. It is very easy to grow and can withstand varying temperatures, making this readily available year-round. Because it is so easy to obtain, the price is very affordable, and a little goes a long way because of the large and full branches. I think I really love baby’s breath because of the very intricate flowers, they are so tiny and from far away, create a cloud of sorts, but if you’re up close, you can truly appreciate the delicate qualities of this flower.
As we do every Monday, let’s take a look at some baby’s breath in action.
Here it is as a backdrop to this floral wonderland
How about this little DIY garland from Once Wed?
Isn’t it so soft and pretty?
Happy Monday everyone!