I adore fresh flowers. I think they are a staple to always have in my house. My absolute favorite are Peonies. They make me so happy and smile every time I see them. When they are in season I can’t get enough. Coming in a close second are Hydrangeas. So full, luscious, delicate and pretty.
They make my apartment feel bright & airy and I like the fact that they have stamina and don’t make a mess.
Flowers dress up any space – giving it a fresh and clean feel. I always keep a vase full of flowers on my entry way table. Think of flowers like easy & temporary design statements. For me, if I’m feeling a little wild and wanting color – I go bold with colorful flowers. When I’m wanting lush and pretty – I get full flowers with light colors and delicate petals.
The most frustrating thing for me is when I have gorgeous flowers that start to wilt after a day or two. Pshaw. It’s a full time job to be pretty and perky all the time. Sometimes these beauties can be temperamental – especially if the climate isn’t to their liking.
Here are some tips on how to get the most staying power out of your flowers and really make them last!
- Trim stems at an angle
- Cut off leaves that will be submerged in the water
- Add pinch of sugar
- A squeeze of lemon
- And a few drops of bleach
VOILA! Now it’s time to Flower YOU Pretty! Enjoy – flowers really do bring smiles:)
Here are some photos of flowers adding some pop to my life.
- A Review of Flowers Chic and Cheap (craftingagreenworld.com)
- How to Save Money on a Bouquet (brighthub.com)