I’m so looking forward to some spring like weather. At times we’re a least seeing some sunshine which is promising, but still getting snow every few days. So to perk up the place and make it feel more like spring I stopped at the market and grabbed a few flowers that felt Spring and Easter like to me.
The trick I use when creating a centerpiece is to pick flowers in two contrasting colors, in this case the Hot Pink and Yellow, add a flower that contains both those colors, the Snapdragons, add a splash of white and add draping greens.
It always seems to be the perfect mix and never fails to looks showy. I also like to have the flowers at different heights and have a few spilling over the container. I find the less I mess with it and just place the blooms as I go the better I like the arrangement.
I think I can overthink it sometimes and end up not being happy with the results. I’ve had this batch on my dining room table for two weeks now and the tulips are just stating to wilt. I’ll remove them from the arrangement and let the others stay until they begin to fade.
Flowers are so expensive that I like to keep them as long as I can. I find changing the water every day is a big help with keeping them fresh. As the bouquet becomes weeded out with spent blooms I’ll break it up into smaller arrangements to use around the house.
Just because one variety is past it’s prime doesn’t mean I have to throw away the whole batch. I’m going to get as much enjoyment out of them for as long as I can.