transform supermarket flowers into gorgeous bouquets
Easy-to-follow tips for turning grocery store finds into gorgeous arrangements.
Published Mar 1, 2015 2:00 PM
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.
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.