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Where to get wild flowers in Paphos

Postby kiki_mora » Sat May 24, 2014 10:40 am

Hello!
In a week for a bride shower which is held in Paphos we need lots of wild flowers to make flower crowns. Usual flower shops don't sell that kind of flowers. May be someone can help find a place where we can buy wild flowers. A farm mrket or something like that. Or may be someone can suggest a place outside Paphos where we can pick them up.
Thanks for your help!
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Re: Where to get wild flowers in Paphos

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat May 24, 2014 12:37 pm

kiki_mora wrote:Hello!
In a week for a bride shower which is held in Paphos we need lots of wild flowers to make flower crowns. Usual flower shops don't sell that kind of flowers. May be someone can help find a place where we can buy wild flowers. A farm mrket or something like that. Or may be someone can suggest a place outside Paphos where we can pick them up.
Thanks for your help!


Could be a problem. Wild flowers appear in Cyprus in the spring, and they do so in abundance following a rainy winter. The last winter was exceptionally dry, so there have not been many wild flowers in the countryside. By May, most of the flowers disappear anyway. I do not think that you will easily find wild flowers about at the moment.
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Re: Where to get wild flowers in Paphos

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat May 24, 2014 12:57 pm

kiki_mora wrote:Hello!
In a week for a bride shower which is held in Paphos we need lots of wild flowers to make flower crowns. Usual flower shops don't sell that kind of flowers. May be someone can help find a place where we can buy wild flowers. A farm mrket or something like that. Or may be someone can suggest a place outside Paphos where we can pick them up.
Thanks for your help!


The main variety of flower in a wild-flower crown would mostly be Gypsophila (baby's breath) and Cyprus florists usually stock varieties of this as standard (it is a native and grows wild, but as Tim said, only early in the year). Then you can add a variety of daisy-type plants like small carnations and Margaritas to give it the substance - and again all florists would stock these. Then it's a matter of filling up with the foliage and any accentuating eye-catching detail. I'm sure if you went to any florist and spoke to them, you'll find they can get you what you want.

I made my own too. :D

Alternatively, you can go really native and make them with fresh olive-leaf, laurel-leaf with some branches of oregano/thyme and even basil, intertwined with some satin ribbons. Like a classical Greek wedding. :D

Good luck.
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Re: Where to get wild flowers in Paphos

Postby kiki_mora » Sat May 24, 2014 4:25 pm

Thanks a lot for your answers! Really helpful!
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