In the days leading up to the holidays, flower lovers start thinking about how flowers can be used as part of the seasonal decorations.
If you have a footed dish or any other nice shallow dish, try floating just one bloom such as a white chrysanthemum in it and use this as an elegant yet economical flower arrangement.
Look around the garden for pieces of holly that have red berries to use in a low bowl. Later you can add a few red carnations or shiny balls and convert it into a centerpiece.
Carnations and Chrysanthemums
The best flowers to buy are carnations and chrysanthemums because they are really long lasting. You can use them initially as long-stemmed flowers in a tall vase and then later cut the stems short after the leaves wilt and nestle the blooms among evergreen foliage to form a low arrangement. This way you can get 2 to 3 weeks pleasure from just one bunch.
Tips for Buying and Using Holiday Flowers
- Always ask the florist which day of the week flowers are delivered to the store so that you can buy a really fresh bunch.
- Flowers in bud are usually a good buy.
- Three buds with stems cut to different lengths, look interesting in a narrow necked vase. They will present a different, though still pleasing, effect when the buds open, thus prolonging the display.
- In order to prolong the life of holiday flowers, change the water daily. It really is worth the effort.