|Image via British Homes and Gardens.|
There's no need for an elaborate arrangement to create a beautiful vignette.
|Image from designer Erin Fetherston's Paris apartment.|
Stop by the flower shop for a bouquet of seasonal beauties. I've taken a cue from the florist and now arrange flowers in the palm of my hand to shape the bouquet's height. Then, I trim all stems evenly from the bottom.
|Image by photographer James Carriere.|
Select a vase based on the size of your bouquet. Add room temperature water and a bit of plant food/preservative.
I have a wide selection of glass vases - short and tall, slim and wide, round and square, to accommodate just about any size floral bouquet. I keep a dozen or so identical, small glass vases just for dinner parties so I can amass them for centerpieces.
|Image via Hit Decor.|
I would love to have year-round access to cut flowers from my gardens. That would be one extravagance that would be on my wish list.
|Flickr image from the Head Gardener's Office at the Lost Garden's of Heligan, Cornwall.|