Spring is such a wonderful time for colorful, fresh flowers. Bring some of the beauty indoors with these three easy to do arrangements.
Large, One Color Arrangement
You want to use a vase to match the size of your blooms; for large blooms, use a large vase or vessel such as a pitcher. Choose flowers from only one color family (like different shades of pink) for dramatic effect. You can mix and match multiple flower types, or use many cuttings of the same flower.
Tiered, Multicolored Arrangement
When pairing together a variety of flowers, it’s best to choose blooms of different sizes and shapes. If you have a tall flower with large petals, like tulips, pair them with a full-looking small flower, and dangling blossoms with medium-sized flowers. Be creative with the color combinations!
Small, Sparse Arrangement
Small flowers call for a small vase. Choose a small bouquet of one type of bloom, or for a sparser look, just take a few stems and let them all fall to one side.
Tips for successful flower arranging:
- Arrange the flowers in your hand, starting with the largest, tallest flowers in the middle. Then add more flowers around the edges, spinning the bouquet as you go to make it even on all sides.
- Remove all of the leaves and stems that will sit below the rim of your vase or vessel. Remove leaves above the rim at your discretion to make your arrangement look balanced.
- When you have the bouquet complete, hold it in your hand and cut all of the stems so they are the same length. It’s best to cut them at an angle so the stems can more easily drink water.