Flower Tips for Springtime Flowers

Love the springtime, especially since so many pretty springtime flowers are more readily available and are priced more economically.  Here are a few flower tips for your at-home flower arrangements.

It is best to cut your springtime flowers at a 45 degree angle and to use a knife versus a scissor.  You will create a better surface area for the flower to absorb the water when using a sharp knife.  Also, make sure the water is at room temperature and not too cold for the flower arrangements so that  you don’t shock the flowers.

Flower tips for tulips include something I just learned which is to place a penny at the bottom of the vase.   The penny prevents the tulips from falling over, and they will stand straight for the time you enjoy the flower arrangements.

Something I learned long ago is to eliminate all of the foliage below the water line from the stems of your springtime flowers.  Removing the greens from the stems allows more nourishment and water to the flower.  I also like to stock up on the flower nourishment packets, and I always add one to the flower water to help lengthen the life of the arrangement.

Other flower tips include changing the water every few days, re-cutting the stems and keeping the flower arrangements out of the direct sun.

I love using cymbidium orchids for simple flower arrangements since they last quite a while and are easy to work with.  I just coordinated a party and the florist created simple bathroom arrangements using cymbidiums.  Just one stem in a small glass container.  Not only does the flower add color to the room but these arrangements are simple, fast and easy to make.

So many of my non-profit clients use cymbidium orchids since you don’t have to use too many to create effective flower arrangements, and you can intersperse them with pillar and floating candle arrangements.  One type of entry piece you can create with cymbidiums is to take a long stem with the orchids bloomed and simply drop it in a tall cylinder glass container filled with a couple of inches of water.  Then use contrasting colored rocks or glass marbles and place them on the bottom of the container.

Accent the tall arrangements with pillar candles in various heights as well as various glass containers filled with water and floating candles.

I hope you were able to pick up a couple of  flower tips that you didn’t know previously and can use these tips for any of the  springtime flowers you buy for your at-home flower arrangements.  To make quick and easy flower designs, look to cymbidium orchids and intersperse them with various candle arrangements.  Until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it simple, stylish, fun and economical to all!

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