All these florals above are your typical Spring flowers (excluding tulips, which aren't quite up-and -adam in my area yet). Most of these are easily found foraging or right in your own back yard
Here are some simple spring arrangements anyone can make, even if you don't have the design eye.
This medium size arrangement is made up of daffodils and hyacinth. All I did here was measure my daffodils so that they sat nicely right on top of the vase rim How?:Move your vase to the edge of your counter, take your daffodils, or other florals, and align them to where you want them to fall on the vase then cut the excess stems to be flush with the bottom of the vase).
Then I did the same thing with the Hyacinth, but made sure that they were taller than the daffodils so that they could poked their little heads out the top.
This small arrangement is made up of mostly Muscari (also known as grape hyacinth) and a few hyacinth. I put them in a little hob knob vase and cut them at slightly varying heights to give a little more dimension.
And lastly, this large arrangement. All this one has are long Forsythia branches cut in varying heights and put in a cute pitcher I got from Jo-Ann's. The only thing you need to know about this one is that you want to make sure you remove any flowers/leaves that may fall below the water line.
Have fun this Spring making flower arrangements for your home and maybe even a friend. Also if you don't have any of these florals in your backyard, head to your local nursery and get some bulbs! Plant them this fall and next spring you will have a garden!
(ps: tulips, muscari, hyacinth and daffodils all multiply each year!!!)
Can you believe it's April already! I feel like I say this every time the next month rounds around, but 2015 is flying by! So as we all know, it's officially spring (whether it feels like it or not). Trees are starting to bloom, blubs are coming up and birds are chirping. It's pretty great!
Last month on our checklist we talked about planting our seeds and all the different ways and objects you can use to plant seeds in (egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, peat moss etc...). You should by now be seeing some awesome progress, here's my view...
Well the time has come to plant seeds! I love this part, It's hard but so rewarding. The two main reasons why I plant in March, indoors...
1. Growing from seeds take a long time, if you plant your seeds once it's warm enough outside it will be a long time until you get to "reap what you sow". Also living in Southwest Michigan, our growing season is much shorter than most places so I want to take advantage of our season to the fullest!
2. A lot of people buy smaller plants grown in greenhouses and transplant them in the spring, even though there is nothing wrong with that, It is a lot more expensive. Last year I planted 50 tomato plants for $.02 per plant. You can't beat that!
Here are some great websites for seeds:
Seed Saver -My favorite
Burpee -You are better off buying this brand at your local hardware store.
Once I have chosen the flowers/veggies that I want in my garden I like to map it all out!
This step is important but you don't have to spend as much time on it as I do!
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!