Services - Beautiful
Bouquets for Your Home
Party Resource Guide
How to Create Beautiful
Bouquets for Your Home
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
||(ARA) - Got a case
of the morning blues? Whether you're a morning
person or not, recent research shows that flowers
might be the perfect way to start your day.
A study conducted by researchers at Harvard
University and Massachusetts General Hospital found
that most people felt the least positive in the
early hours, but were happier and more energetic
after looking at flowers first thing in the morning.
"The benefits of flowers are
endless. They not only start your day out right, they add a
delicious fragrance and are one of the most affordable ways
to beautify your home in an instant. Flowers are an easy way
for anyone to create simple designs that reflect their
personal tastes," says Jill Slater, floral designer for
Flower Promotion Organization.
Here are some tips for creating unique and beautiful
bouquets for your home:
* Always cut stems so the flower has a fresh cut to intake
water. Also remember to remove all the leaves below the
water line to help keep the water clean.
* Because the kitchen is a great place for flowers, continue
with the theme by using traditional kitchen containers like
tea tins, jelly jars, wine bottles, coffee cans. These will
add a unique look to any bouquet.
* Look at your room and pick accent colors to incorporate
into your flower design. For example, if there are placemats
on the kitchen table, use their color in your bouquet to tie
in the color and theme of the room.
* Flowers can also inspire neatness. Try placing your
bouquet where clutter usually accumulates to prevent future
messes from settling there.
Try this fun flower recipe by
Jill Slater in your home:
Anything that holds water can hold flowers. That
includes items from the kitchen cabinet. This recipe
features a pitcher. Pitchers work just like regular
flower vases but in many ways can match your home
decor and become a customized flower vessel; plus
they are already on hand, adding convenience.
3 stems of the following flowers - yellow lilies,
orange/yellow two-tone roses, yellow alstroemeria and yellow
5 stems of white freesia
10 long stems of mint or another complementary foliage.
Step 1 - Fill the pitcher three-quarters full with water and
add floral preservative.
Step 2 - Remove the leaves from the flowers and foliage that
will be below the water-line.
Step 3 - Insert the greens first. Do this by criss-crossing
the stems as you insert them into the pitcher. This will
create a web effect that will help keep the flowers in
Step 4 - Cut the flowers to about twice the height of the
pitcher, leaving several stems an inch or two longer for the
center of the arrangement.
Step 5 - Place the longest and thickest stems in the center
the pitcher first.
Step 6 - Now insert more flowers in a criss-cross fashion
along the rim and towards the center of the pitcher as well.
Step 7 - To increase the enjoyment life of the flowers,
change the water in the pitcher and add more floral
preservative every 2 to 3 days.
For more information visit www.FlowerPossibilities.com.
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