Green is Pantone’s color of the year. It is a symbol of nature and new beginnings. Yet often, green does not get the attention it deserves when we’re decorating with flowers. Instead of always leaving it out of bouquets, it’s time to use green to accessorize!
With so many bright and beautiful flowers available, it can be easy to overlook the types of greenery and filler flowers that accompany them. However, it’s the fillers and greenery that complement and complete the bouquet. They add texture, interest and shape to floral decor.
It can be fun to play around with the different types of plants available to find out what kind of look is best for you. Here is a list of the top 20 types of greenery and filler flowers that are trending right now. We have also created two visual guides to help you better understand and differentiate the types of greenery and filler flowers.
Types of Greenery
Greenery can make or break a flower arrangement. When used correctly, it can add interest and variety and is an attractive companion to an assortment of floral designs. While it is up to you what types of greenery you choose to accessorize with, here is a list of our favorite types and where we think they look best.
Myrtle is one of the most popular types of greenery because of the variety of ways that it can be used. It has long stems which are lined with glossy leaves. The thick foliage that this creates looks best in floral centerpieces. It also exudes a sweet fragrance that makes it perfect for home decor. The myrtle is a representation of love and for that reason is often found in wedding arrangements as well.
Ivy is perfect for accessorizing and can be added to anything from floral headdresses to table centerpieces. The leaves of ivy are unique in their triangular shape. The leaves cascade down its branches, making it ideal for wrapping around wreaths and adding flow to floral baskets. Ivy has a longer lifespan than most types of greenery; it lasts for months or even years, so it works great for home decor during holiday months or celebrations.