One thing that I love is having fresh flowers around the house. I love the way they smell, the way they look, how I can match them with any occasion, everything!
Over the years I have found you can do a lot with a good prearranged bouquet from the grocery store, so I thought I’d share how I go about arranging them.
How to Arrange a Flower Bouquet
Start by laying out all the flowers and grouping similar flowers together.
Begin with the largest flowers, in this case, hydrangeas. Start by cutting the stem at the desired length on and angle. This allows more surface area for the flower to absorb the water. Then place the flower into the vase. Don’t be afraid to start with the flowers a little longer, you can always go back and adjust the height later.
Once the largest flowers are arranged, move to the filler flowers, these will be your smaller flowers. Again, cut the stems on an angle and remove any leaves below the water line. When cutting these flowers, try layering them in at different heights.
I like to work in a circle adding each of the remaining types of flowers, filling in the open spaces. Here, I started with the roses, placed them into the arrangement, working in a circle. Once I completed the circle with those, I move on to the next flower.
Lastly, add your greenery, berries and other fillers. Use these to fill and gaps or holes in the arrangement. Again, just the stems on an angle and remove any leaves below the water line.