How to Prepare Fresh Flower Arrangements for Your Home
May 26, 2011 1:49 am
Have you seen any roses in bloom as you drive around looking at Frisco, TX homes? Spring flowers are brightening up many yards in this North Dallas suburb. They can brighten up the inside of your home too, and you don’t need to be a master florist to come up with beautiful flower arrangements.
What you do need are some fresh flowers, a container, scissors, and tape. The size of the vase or other container you use depends on how tall an arrangement you’d like to have. The general rule of thumb is to let the vase take up 1/3 of the arrangement’s total height. For instance, if the arrangement will be 12 inches high, the vase should be four inches tall, and the flowers would make up the remaining 8 inches.
Most people will reach for a vase to hold their fresh flowers. But there are other options. Be creative, and see what you have around the house. Here are some unusual containers you can try: a mason jar, wine bottle, ceramic pitcher or metal ice bucket.
Once the container is chosen, fill it three-quarters of the way up with warm water, and cover the top with a grid of floral tape or thin scotch tape. Cut the flower stems at an angle to allow for better water absorption, and experiment with different stem lengths. Place the tallest flowers at the back of the arrangement and shorter ones up front. The taped grid will help support the flowers. Change the water in the vase every 2-3 days to keep your flower arrangement looking fresh as long as possible.
When you look at Frisco, TX homes to buy, visit the communities of Austin Ridge, Grayhawk Estates or The Villages at Willow Bay to see what Landon Homes has to offer. Our better built by design, energy-efficient homes are available in a variety of floor plans. Contact Internet Sales Manager Tanya Ryan at 866-898-3603 to schedule a model home tour.
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