you have a bouquet of fresh flowers. Now what? You can keep
the bunch together in a single vase, or take it apart and
bring nature to every room in your house!
Choose a single, large bloom and clip off the stem. Float
the head in a wide-mouthed vase filled with water.
Baby’s breath looks fabulous on its own – if you use
lots. Secure the stems with floral wire or rubber bands to
keep the bunch crowded together. This throng looks rustic
and cheerful in a tall vase.
Put simple, pale flowers in brightly colored containers.
The contrast is beautiful.
Cut stems of blooming flowers very short, and stuff a
bunch of them into a low, square container. This
over-stuffed grouping looks great on a side table.
Pick a single, tall bloom (like lily or ginger), and cut
the stem very short. Stick the flower in a bud vase so that
the bottom part of the head is stuffed down. It
look as if it is blooming right out of the vase.
Use unusual containers. Create a whimsical floral
arrangement in a shoe. Grab a tin can for an outdoor garden
look. Any container that holds water can be used to display
your flowers. Have fun with this.
Arrange multiple small glass jars in clusters, and place
a single flower in each. Display the whole arrangement
grouped together in one space.
Having a party? You can put a flower at each place
setting. Use single bud vases, or float the head of a flower
in a wide martini glass beside each plate.
Pull off the petals of a flower, and hot glue them around
a candle. This candle can be displayed alone on a table,
atop a bunch of tossed petals, or in the center of a bouquet
Tie a bouquet together at the stems, and hang it upside
down. When the blooms dry, use raffia to decorate the stems.
A dried bouquet looks pretty resting on a book on a shelf.
Color Of The Month - Green
is associated with nature, and so it is calming and restful.
In fact, green is one of the most restful colors. It reduces
activity of the nervous system and relieves muscle tension.
A green room will promote balance, stability, and
security. It is a wonderful color choice for bedrooms and
As always, don't go crazy with one color. Too much green
is thought to make people too complacent or laid back. To
counteract these feelings (and to add real drama and flair),
add splashes of red or orange.
Green is a creative option to use as a neutral, in place
of the traditional creams and tans.
As you can see by looking in a florist’s window, green
goes well with almost any color.