A few weeks ago, I bought myself a dozen roses that were on the clearance aisle at the supermarket. Rarely I buy fresh flowers, but I had a pretty nice bouquet of wildflowers I had picked from my cutting garden and I thought about how pretty the roses would be in the mix. So I did it. I bought the $6 roses and brought them home.
I had this enamelware bean pot that was fairly short and wide and I thought it would make a beautiful centerpiece filled with fresh flowers… but it would take a TON of flowers to fill that pot. So I have a little trick for you. I took some regular ole scotch tape and made a grid across the pot. Stretching the tape from one side to another and then running the tape across the opposite direction.
That gave me a great template to which I could arrange my bouquet.
The bouquet lasted all week and was such a sweet sight on my kitchen table. But by the next Saturday, a week later, I had several flowers beginning to droop.
So I found a couple of smaller vessels for smaller arrangements, used the scotch tape method again, (you can see the beginnings of that below) and filled a couple of the smaller vases with what flowers still had a bit of spunk in them.
This turquoise teapot was given to me when I participated in a secret sister swap between bloggers. It was so much fun! It was many years ago, but I still love this teapot. I believe my secret friends name was Renee.
Here’s another tip! I also took any zinnias that were lifeless and lopped the dead head off and put it into a baggie to keep for next year. They can be rubbed between your hands and let the seeds fall and it is a super easy way of planting.
These flowers look almost as beautiful going on week 2 as they did when I first arranged them week 1. There just isn’t anything like fresh flowers on your table.
Have a wonderful day.