The Need For Blooms

Happy Monday All!

Every Winter, usually in January I have a desperate need to have fresh flowers in the house. Don't get me wrong there is never a bad time to have fresh blooms in the house but in the cold it's a must.  I certainly won't pretend to be a florist because those people are down right talented. But for those of us who just want something pretty to look at here are some tips for making your arrangement very pleasing to the eye.  

First get your chosen vase and using regular scotch tape make vertical and horizontal lines about an inch or two apart depending on the size of your vase. 

Greens are the nest step. Choose your fillers and start placing them in your grid randomly. 

Make sure you always trim your stems on an angle. This makes it easier for the flowers to drink the water. Also when trimming hold the flower next to the vase so that you can see where it will hit. Your "Face Flowers" are next. These are the big super pretty ones. Pick three or five. Try to picture where they will go in your arrangement. Cut them at different heights so that there is dimension. Keep spinning your vase to decide which way looks better to you.  

Next is accent flowers, use a lot or a little. I used complimentary colors (opposite side of the color wheel).

Fill in any and extra space with your greenery or more accent flowers.  

Fast Tip: You can cover the walls of the vase with greenery or make sure you clean off the bottom of the stems and crisscross them for a more polished look.

I hope your coffee is extra hot on this freezing day!