By Domino Staff

Published on March 1, 2015

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Buying (or receiving) a fresh bouquet of flowers will always be a favorite. What if we get the urge to bring in flowers anytime of year? For no particular reason. Here are a few ideas on what blooms to look for at the grocery store and how to display them at home.

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buy the heck out of one type of flower

There’s power in numbers. Whatever seems freshest is probably best for buying in multiple bunches. Here, short-cut sunflowers in a single vase equal big drama. Keep them from appearing too tame by letting the heads fall naturally. Other choices: white lilies, peonies, roses, tulips.

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deconstruct a cheapie bouquet

Divvy up a bland prefab arrangement into small vases that play to each flower’s strengths, then scatter the posies throughout the house (or group them as a centerpiece). Using teacups, glass bottles, tin cans, and creamers as vessels adds charm.

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don’t overlook filler or greenery

Taken out of context, this stuff can be surprisingly cool. Here, a bundle of baby’s breath stands sweetly on its own (without the roses it usually accompanies) in an earthenware jug. Other choices: carnations, ferns, grasses, eucalyptus, berries.