Are you ready for spring? We are! As we begin to experience fewer snowflakes falling and instead notice promising green leaves emerging from the earth, all signs point to warmer weather ahead. As you prepare your home for this transitional time of year, why not incorporate an uplifting, beautiful spring bouquet into your decor?
Here are some suggestions for inspirational arrangements:
Select for color
A dramatic pop of color adds flair to the ushering in of a new season. Stunning spring colors include:
- Pretty in pink: tulips and dianthus
- Whimsical whites: daisies and calla lilies
- Sunny yellows: sunflowers and daffodils
- Hues of blues: hydrangeas and delphiniums
- Show-stopping orange: daylilies and alstroemeria
Maximize with long-lasting varieties
Some flowers fare better in vases than others. To get the greatest bang for your buck, choose long-lasting varieties such as zinnias, chrysanthemums, and dianthus, which can put on a show for upward of two weeks (or even longer!). Roses also impress, with the added bonus that they are both elegant and come in a range of color options.
Prolong your bouquet’s beauty
Along with choosing flowers for their longevity, follow these six tips to prolong a bouquet’s beauty:
Mix: Dissolve in water the packet of preservative that accompanies your bouquet.
Cut: Under running water, trim the stems at an angle to the appropriate length for your vase.
Strip: Remove leaves and other underwater foliage to prevent rotting and mold.
Place: Avoid sunny window sills and instead position flowers in indirect light.
Swap: Drain your vase and offer the flowers fresh water and preservative every few days.
Discard: As individual blooms become spent, remove them from the arrangement.
Place your vase like a pro
Bouquets are typically displayed as centerpieces on a dining table, but their potential to bring beauty and cheer reaches far beyond this location. Here are additional spots to place bouquets throughout your home:
- Foyer: a tall vase with a long-stemmed arrangement is a perfect welcome for those entering the home.
- Coffee table: simple, small flowers in a mini vase deliver whimsy.
- Bedside table: waking to dainty buds is a perfect way to start the day.
Alternatively, get creative displaying single stems in hanging vases.
A vase of flowers adds a lovely touch to any room. Say good-bye to winter and hello to spring with inspiring, gorgeous, fragrant bouquets that accentuate the season.
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