I want to add in matsamuto Asters (also known as China Asters) in the bouquet for a pop of color. I went with a dark hot pink as a good contrast against the lighter pink of the Oriental lilies.
This lovely flower sometimes has a bent neck. Don't mistake that for wilting - it is simply a characteristic of the flower. You can straighten it by wiring if you choose.
These asters come on single headed bloom.
Insert the aster in between the other flower heads.
I wired this flower head to give it a longer stem and faced it outward.
Insert another aster high above the middle flowers and face upwards.
I placed the last one in on the left side, facing outwards.
You can see there is good color contrast - but still stays with the pink theme.