Don't feel limited by my flower choices. During the summer time gladiolus are abundant and cheap for the amount of blooms and coverage, so I love these bright, linear flowers.
They come dry packed in tight lines so the blooms aren't damaged during transport. You'll have to give these beauties a day or two to open up to their full glory.
Snapdragons are a favorite line flower of mine. They are hardy and available in many colors and hues.
Any flowers with a long stem can be used to add color to these long floral swags. Here are a couple bunches of alstroemeria still opening.
Even long stemmed roses can be used - just don't strip the greens off (since this flower was used for a different demonstration!)
After my gladiolus had a chance to open, I sized the stem up against the flower swag to determine how long I wanted to leave the stem.