There is nothing like a beautiful selection of flowers to help add cheer to a dreary day. Now that spring is getting closer and closer, I can’t wait to welcome the season by filling vases with flowers. It is such a simple way to add a colorful accent to any space. If warmer weather is still a month or two away in your part of the world, you can always bring the beauty of spring indoors and create your own floral arrangement with our selection of spring stems.
The photos above feature a selection of the beautiful flowers and stems available in our stores. Ready for a lesson in Floral 101? Here are three basic flower arranging tips to help you get started…
1. A Strong Foundation
Start building your arrangement by placing four or five of your strongest stems in your vase. This will help build the basic structure of the arrangement.The Lonicera Leaf Spray, Pussy Willow, and succulent stems are great examples of stems to use for creating your foundation.
2. Pick Your “Stars”
Place your larger blooms (like peonies, hydrangeas, and large roses) among the stems. Try to place the “stars” a little off center and more toward the edge of the arrangement for a natural look.
3. Fill It In
After the foundation and larger flowers are in place, begin filling in the arrangement with floral elements like berries and smaller blooms. The Kate Rose is a great example of a small floral stem that adds the perfect finishing touch to an arrangement.
Did you know that there is a deeper meaning associated with most flowers? Here are few of the special meanings connected to the blooms above to help you create a custom and sentimental arrangement!
Daisy - Innocence
Heather - Solitude
Peony - Healing
Calla Lily - Regal
Hydrangea - Perseverance
Ranunculus - Radiant
Red Rose - Passionate Love
Pink Rose – Friendship
Dahlia – Dignity
Stop by our floral department, pick a selection of blooms, and get started on a spring bouquet that fits your unique taste and personality!
Do you have experience with floral arrangements? Please share your advice, tips, and questions in the comments below!