This Summer inspired Floral Arrangement made me so proud knowing that every single one of those florals came from my garden! It's a happy thought to think beauty like this is right outside my window. Within this arrangement we have White and Pink Peony's, Yellow Alstroemeria, Yellow and White Ranunculus, and Purple Foxglove.
I do have a major obsession with English everything, but especially their gardens! Not only do they have beautiful things growing IN their gardens, they also have beautiful décor AROUND their gardens. Arches with ivy growing up them, white picket fences, stones, statues, swings and benches; the list goes on and on!
I decided to add a little décor to my garden especially since not much is growing in it yet! I think i'll do this every year!
Earlier this year I got the opportunity to make the bouquet and crown for this destination wedding to Norway. This was made possible by Jodi of Giving Tree Photography. The bouquet and crown were both made with silk florals. This is something I have wanted to branch out into for awhile now. This was an awesome opportunity and I hope to do something like this again.
If you are looking for silk florals for your wedding or even just your home, let me know I'll help you out!
Hope you enjoy Kayla & Darryl's magic moments in Vik, Norway.
Keeping Lilacs alive is a feat very few people have conquered. Well folks, I am one of them! I was able to keep Lilacs alive for 4 days. Now you may say "4 days, that's nothing", but when it comes to Lilacs that is an eternity! These flowers are very temperamental and they seem to give up quickly after they are cut. I have researched this a ton and basically it comes down to luck, BUT there are a few steps that may help.
1.Cut stems in the morning while the dew is still on the ground, the earlier the better!
2. Use sharp pruners to get a clean cut.
3. Put them in warm water. This opens up the stem and helps them to soak up as much water as possible!
4. Then re-cut stems under running water (this step is important).
5. Scrape the woody part of the stem off a few inches.
6. Then, finally, add 1 teaspoon of sugar to the water.
And with a little bit of luck your Lilacs MIGHT make it through to the next day.
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!!!)
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!