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Product of the Month: October - Stock

As we welcome the new year, Bloomingmore has designated an exclusive flower to epitomize the months of 2021. These flowers were carefully crafted and picked based on the meanings and origins of each. The unique characteristics of these floral options earned them a spot on our list, we hope you feel the same! 

 

The product of October is Stock

Stock is one of our lesser known but most special flowers. The bloom is colorful, long-lasting, and emits a spicy clove-like aroma. It comes in an array of pastel shades and is a great addition to rose or lily bouquets. Stock flowers are also known as gillyflowers. Fun Fact! Shakespeare actually referred to them in “The Winter's Tale”. 

Stock's Symbolism:

  • A long life full of happiness and success
  • Contentment with your life the way it is right now
  • Beauty that doesn’t fade with age or time
  • Achieving paradise on earth
  • Dedicating oneself to a life of spiritual purity
  • Connecting with the world as one.

Stock's botanical name is Matthiola. It is derived from the name of an Italian botanist, Pietro Andrea Mattiolo. He believed these flowers had a multitude of medicinal properties as well as aesthetic ones. 

We are big fans of Stock! These gently twisting spikes of blooms are the perfect option if you're looking for something contemporary and beautiful. Their uniqueness and looks are great for wedding centerpieces and gifts! We love to employ them as a bouquet filler for an added elegance. 

Here are some ideas on how to utilize Stock

  • Design them en masse in big vases! For a stand-out arrangement, use a mix of colorful blooms. For an elegant arrangement, implement a monochromatic theme with a single bloom shade. 
  • Use them in hand-tied bouquets for a perfect, small, scented design cue for any occasion.
  • Choose from our pastel Stock shades (white, light pink ,and apricot) for a dreamy delicate bouquet.  
  • Utilize contrasting colors (yellow and ruby) for the perfect pop of color. 

Did you know?

Stock flowers are also edible! It's actually part of the same mustard family that includes turnips and broccoli. They feature a spicy taste and they work well in salads and as garnishes. But, don’t eat the leaves or the roots due to the bitter flavor. 

  **OUR BLOOMS ARE NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

Let us know which one is your favorite way to show off your Stock beauties! 

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