💐 Cool Tricks for Creating Gorgeous Bouquets
Creating gorgeous floral arrangements for your home or office can be a truly satisfying endeavor. You’re cutting, trimming, arranging and placing the perfectly shaped blooms in the right color patterns that brighten every room in your home. However, that satisfaction will fizzle quickly if your blooms don’t turn out like you’d hoped, or if they wilt and die too quickly. Here, the floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale offer some really cool tricks you probably haven’t tried yet. Check them out, try a few, and see what exciting new twists you can add to your floral design repertoire!
Obviously, your flowers need water. But did you know that not all flowers need the same amount or temperatures of water, nor do they need them at the same times? For example, placing an ice cube on top of the soil in an orchid’s container every day or two allows the melted water to drip slowly, hydrating continuously throughout the day. Adding a penny to the water of your cut flowers will kill bacteria and fungi, while mixing several drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar into your cut flowers’ water keeps them from wilting! For closed buds, place first in warm water for one minute, followed by cold water for 20 minutes and watch blooms open fully.
Using unusual, unique and unexpected containers is one of the fastest ways to show off beautiful blooms in a new way. Consider placing closely trimmed flowers in tea cups for a romantic design. Planting succulents in dessert bowls has a similar effect- a small container for a small plant offers big impact. A cool trick we love is to place a smaller vase inside a larger clear one, then line the space between with unexpected, eye-catching materials like lemon slices, twigs, berries, leaves or moss. Choose materials that go with the blooms you place in the smaller vase (like sunflowers and lemons for a sunny, monochromatic design). The possibilities are endless when you start seeing potential vases in all of your containers. Add the effect you want with baskets, galvanized metal, wooden barrels, or metal and glass lanterns, and so on.
You probably already know you should cut stems at a 45 degree angle before placing in water, and you’ve likely already hung more than a few bouquets upside down in a dark, cool spot to dry, color in tact. A few new tricks we love when it comes to arranging blooms includes some clear tape across the top of your vase. Create a “grid” with your clear tape by placing strips horizontally, then vertically, across the opening of your vase, leaving square spaces in between each piece of tape. The end result is a grid with small openings for each stem, allowing you to control their placement within the vase. This should also create a fuller, wider bouquet, so it works well with large blooms and few stems. You can also try criss-crossing the stems as you add them to a round vase, which will create a rounded display (we especially love this trick with roses or ranunculus).
When you design floral arrangements for your home, keep the spaces, colors and vibes of each room in mind. Beyond that, use these tricks to keep your flowers looking fresh longer and promoting fresh style. Your home will be transformed instantly, leaving you with a sense of pride in your own creativity. Talk to the professionals at Cascade Floral Wholesale for more great ideas to decorate your home, or share your successes with us! We love seeing our beautiful blooms hard at work looking pretty!