Stock flower is wonderful to use in corsages and boutonnieres. It holds up well in cut flower work. It's unique look and smaller headed flowers tuck in sweetly between other flowers used in the design.
Although dry packed stock looks "mushed" and wilted, a rehydrating them in water has the blooms popping open in all their glory.
One single stem provides enough blooms for two corsages.
Cutting the laterals off into short stems gives you interesting blooms to add to your corsage and boutonniere designs.
I want to use longer laterals for the outer parts of the corsage.
Hold the glued stems firmly into place until the adhesive sets.
Although floral adhesive dries slower, it sets tightly and is impervious to cold air or water after the flower adhesive has dried.