In my opinion you can never go wrong with fresh flowers
There are so many colour and varieties to suit any style and taste
Having fresh flowers in the home is the perfect healthy way to freshen up your home and brighten up that spot in your house
Flowers can be arranged in so many different ways,
Use a variety together in one vase
A single stem in a bottle
Tie a ribbon around an old jar and add a bunch of your favourite roses
There are so many vessels you can utilise to display your flowers:
pitchers, watering cans, bottles, teapots, wine or champange glasses, bowls......
the possibilities are endless
You don't need to spend a lot on your flowers
If you are lucky enough to live near flower markets you can buy lots of gorgeous bouquets for a great price
but even if you don't local supermarkets stock bunches of flowers that are inexpensive.
If the flowers are looking a little worse for wear and they aren't marked down make sure you ask them if they will discount them for you, then grab a few bunches, cull the dead ones and you will still have a beautiful bunch of flowers to display for a few days.
My flowers are from Aldi and I bought the bunch of three stems for $4.99
I bought them on the day they came into the store and all of the buds were still closed. I love lilies for that reason, they last so much longer and you can enjoy watching the flowers open over a few days.
To make your cut flowers last longer you should:
- Place them in water as soon as possible
- Handle them with care, flowers bruise and will die quicker if bumped about
- Try to keep them out of direct sunlight
- Change the water daily or at least every second day adding a cap full of household bleach to the water
- Trim the stems each time you take them out of water as the stem seals and they don't drink as well
So what are you waiting for duck out and buy yourself some flowers and add a bit more beauty to your life :-)