It seems so picturesque to grab a bouquet from the local market and carry it home in a cute shopping tote, but once you get them home, you and everyone else can tell they were from the grocery store! Here are some steps to make your bouquet look a little more professional.
First off, you want to pick a bouquet with variety and dimension. I try to stay away from the Mum variety, although pretty, Mums cluster in a way that makes it hard to arrange in a vase. These were leftover Valentines Day flowers on sale woot woot!
Find a vase with a wide mouth so that your flowers have room to spread out and have a nice shape, above are good examples of vases.
Next, remove foliage that falls below water level or even foliage that is wilted or dead.
If there are any clustered greens or flowers, cut them off so you can easily distribute throughout your arrangement. This is where if you chose the Mum variety, you will want to break those up as much as possible.
Next you'll want to trim the flowers so that the bottom of the blooms are just above the top of the vessel, about an inch or so.
Once you have your bouquet in water, you want to almost fluff them and pull certain flowers out to create more dimension.
I'm Kelsey Lee, a 24 year old Michigander, business owner, and lover of all things floral. The Sodus Blossom is my floral design co. that I have started from the ground up. Please feel free to leave a comment & follow along as The Sodus Blossom blooms and grows into something wonderful!