Relaxing floral chores to do in and around the home
The season is in full bloom. The perfect moment for floral chores in and around the home. We’ve already written about must-have floral tools and finding the perfect vase. This time we invite you to get creative with your bouquet. Flower arranging is not only relaxing, but it’ll also bring out your inner artist. Do you have a bouquet? Then let’s crack on!
Before you start
Received a fresh bloomon bouquet? Every bouquet arrives with all the information you need to make your flowers shine. From floral nutrition to the perfect vase to arrangement-tips: all ingredients to have a perfectly styled bouquet. But because we like to inspire you, we like to hand out some more tips from our floral kitchen and challenge you to get experimental.
Get to know your flowers
Flowers and branches stand out even more when you place them in your vase in the correct order and with the right kinds. So it’s good to take a good look at each and every one of your flowers. What shapes are in your bouquet?
Flowers with a round shape are often colourful flowers, like the peony, the rose, the carnations, the allium and the anemone. These flowers pop in your bouquet, draw attention and prove some visual calm.
The spikey flowers are the unbranched flowers. The point up like a feather. Create some depth by also placing some flowers in the core of your bouquet. Examples of spikey flowers are larkspur, liatris spicata, veronicastum, snapdragon and the gladiolus.
These are the type of flowers that branch out, like a bunch on a stem. These flowers take up some width, like the bouvardia, the phlox and the ammi visnaga.
Leaf and branch
Branches and leaves are often called woodlike plant. This is because the branches, the roots, and the trunks of these stems are mostly made of wood. Leaves that stick out are perfect to use on the outside edge of your bouquet or to fill out space in the center of your bouquet. Branches add some playfulness and a touch of wild.
Give your flowers a modern twist
Ready to experiment with your bouquet? Look around in your garden, on your balcony or browse through your own houseplants. Preferably use strong, woodlike stems, because they’ll cause fewer bacteria growth. Suitable leaves from your houseplants are leaves of a fern or calathea. Found the perfect candidate? Cut off diagonally and put those in your vase first. Grasses or thin branches should be saved for last as a finishing touch.
Cuttings from the brave long bloomers
Our bouquets will last about ten to twelve days. But if you’re lucky, you’ll find a brave long bloomer in your bouquet. For example the forsythia or chestnut. Place them in a separate vase and refresh the water every three days. These cuttings will grow roots after a while and then you can plant them. You’ll have your own little tree in no time!