There is no doubt that large flower arrangements make a statement!
This lovely Mother’s Day arrangement was designed by Sweetwater Floral and delivered to a deserving Mother.
I was able to fill several other containers with the leftover flowers.
Over the next week and a half these extra arrangements have brightened up my house.
Now…..alas….as the roses and lilacs faded and drooped…they were removed.
The greenery (salal and ruscus) still look great.
The carnations are doing what carnations do…..lasting for an amazing length of time.
The little white rice flowers dried up, but still look nice.
I can never throw out flowers that still look good.
I decided to make a bunch of tiny little arrangements to use the salvaged blooms.
The first step was to find some mini vases.
Then a trip outside to find a few additional flowers and filler greens.
Not much is blooming because it has been so blasted cool and rainy here.
I did some pre-emptive trimming of the bedding plants. I know if I do this, it will encourage these flowers to branch out and set more blooms.
Now the fun begins.
These mini bouquets in mini vases don’t need floral foam or frogs. The greenery supports the stems.
Hard to believe that all seven of these little mini vases were created with old flowers and a few garden blooms.
They are little bright spots all over the house….
Lessons for you:
You can use all the flowers from your big flower arrangements long after some of the flowers are droopy.
You can take small blossoms and greens from your garden.
Flowers make any space a little better!
Have A Great Day!