It's October, the very beginning of the season for Anemones. This flower has personality and there really is nothing that can compare with it. I like that this flower is loved by brides with both modern and vintage styles. It really can bridge the gap between both beatifully. The above photo is from an awesome floral farm in Washington State, Floret Flowers. Here are a few details about these graceful blooms:
Price: Mid range
Colors available: The white anemone with black center is the most sought after but you can also find them in bright blue, fushia, red and purple.
Season: These are available from October to May with spring being their peak season.
Vase life: long, 9 days
Care: Purchase anemones two days before your event when they are closed. They do not take long to open completely, if you need to move the process along you can expose them to some light and warmth but don't overdo it! If you need them to stay exactly as they are then keep them in a dark cool place. As always, keep them hydrated with fresh cold water.
In a bouquet: This stem, like ranunculus is hollow and soft so be gentle as you create your bouquet and don't crush the stem, it won't take in water efficiently.
In a boutonniere: An anemone boutonniere is just a bit tricky. It would be pretty yes but it is a delicate flower and if you have an agressive hugger on your guest list...the anemone on your grooms lapel may not stand a chance. If you do go for this option, make sure your florist makes an extra boutonniere so that you have a back up. Adding substational greenery can also help to protect an anemone from these agressive huggers.
In a centerpiece: DO IT! The anemone provides a beautiful focal point for any centerpiece.