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Posted By: BcVogue Support - Posted On: Friday, April 25, 2014  Comments: (0)

Celebrating SPRING with Bulb Arrangements

Celebrate Spring with bulb arrangements!


Ranunculus, Hyacinth, Daffodils, Anemones and Tulips









Here are a few tips on how to make super simple, spring bulb flower arrangements:


Hyacinth

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BLOOMS

Here's what to look for when selecting the freshest blooms:
  • Tulips: Make sure tulip petals aren't too open, and the foliage is nice and green. Tulip leaves are light green, but should not be yellow. When making your arrangement strip away the unwanted floppy leaves before putting the tulips in water.
  • Ranunculus: Ranuncula petals have ruffled edges, even when they're super fresh. Just make sure their petals don't look papery and that the center is closed with more petals to open. 


Daffodils in a clear glass vase

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR VASE
  • Most bulb flowers have beautiful, sleek green stems that look great in clear glass vases. Showcasing the stems enhances the beauty of the overall arrangement.  
  • When arranging daffodils, hyacinth and narcissus, use vases with straight edges and subtle curves; this will make make it easier to arrange their soft straight stems. 

Tulips

HOW TO ARRANGE YOUR BULB FLOWERS
  • Bulb flowers are gorgeous when mixed with other variations. That being said, you'll NEVER go wrong with an arrangement composed of one kind of flower in a monochromatic color (as pictured). 
  • As always, cut your stems at an angle immediately before submerging them in water.
  • For a decorative accent, submerge glass pebbles or river rocks at the bottom of the vase. 
Anemones

CARE AND LONGEVITY OF YOUR BULB ARRANGEMENTS

  • Remember to add water to your arrangement daily. Some bulb stems, especially hyacinth, can soften quickly and turn the water murky (and stinky!). This can be avoided by flushing the water every couple of days.
  • Narcissus and daffodils typically last three to four days.
  • Anemones last five to seven days.
  • Hyacinth lasts five to seven days.

Enjoy the bulb season!
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 Here are a few tips on how to make super simple, spring bulb flower arrangements:

 

 


Hyacinth

 

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BLOOMS

 

Here's what to look for when selecting the freshest blooms:

  • Tulips: Make sure tulip petals aren't too open, and the foliage is nice and green. Tulip leaves are light green, but should not be yellow. When making your arrangement strip away the unwanted floppy leaves before putting the tulips in water.
  • Ranunculus: Ranuncula petals have ruffled edges, even when they're super fresh. Just make sure their petals don't look papery and that the center is closed with more petals to open. 

 


Daffodils in a clear glass vase

 

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR VASE

  • Most bulb flowers have beautiful, sleek green stems that look great in clear glass vases. Showcasing the stems enhances the beauty of the overall arrangement.  
  • When arranging daffodils, hyacinth and narcissus, use vases with straight edges and subtle curves; this will make make it easier to arrange their soft straight stems. 


Tulips

 

HOW TO ARRANGE YOUR BULB FLOWERS

  • Bulb flowers are gorgeous when mixed with other variations. That being said, you'll NEVER go wrong with an arrangement composed of one kind of flower in a monochromatic color (as pictured). 
  • As always, cut your stems at an angle immediately before submerging them in water.
  • For a decorative accent, submerge glass pebbles or river rocks at the bottom of the vase. 

 


Anemones

 

CARE AND LONGEVITY OF YOUR BULB ARRANGEMENTS

 

  • Remember to add water to your arrangement daily. Some bulb stems, especially hyacinth, can soften quickly and turn the water murky (and stinky!). This can be avoided by flushing the water every couple of days.
  • Narcissus and daffodils typically last three to four days.
  • Anemones last five to seven days.
  • Hyacinth lasts five to seven days.

 

ENJOY BULB SEASON!!!

 

Wild Floral Designs, Flowers for Special Occasions, Interior Floral Designs
Posted By: BcVogue Support - Posted On: Friday, April 11, 2014  Comments: (0)
Wild Floral Designs, Flowers for Special Occasions, Interior Floral Designs
Posted By: BcVogue Support - Posted On: Friday, April 11, 2014  Comments: (0)

If you’ve kept up with magazines like Dwell, Domino, Real Simple, and others, you’d know that patio succulent gardens are all the rage in gardening circles.  Most container garden articles have glorious photos of succulents overflowing terracotta pots or stoneware.  Sure they look great, but not necessarily always (although beautiful) the “look” for a modern home.  Mobility is a must for any home, constructed pots from fiberglass, acrylic, etc. are always better choices versus stone, marble, and other heavy pottery material.  You risk not only damaging your floors but quite possibly your back in the process!  Color is very important as well when choosing your succulents, below you will find some beautiful succulents of all sizes and colors and also arranged in quite simple and unique manner where anyone can turn their home into a modern, eclectic - paradise!            

                                                            

Grow Happy, Healthy Succulent Gardens

  • Use fast draining soil when planting in containers.  Like other plants, succulents still need nutrients, so they will not grow well in a mixture made entirely from sand and gravel.  It is best to use a mixture of sand, gravel, and light compost.  You can generally buy specially mixed succulent soil/planting mix at your local garden center.  It is worth the money.  Plus, one small bag will do, unless you plant a dozen containers.
  • Find containers with drainage holes.  They have a small hole in the bottom of the sphere, which drains out into the pedestal.  That makes these succulent pots easy to move around.
  • Avoid re-potting succulents too much. It’s a good idea to select a slow-growing or small specimen for a small pot.
  • Place your newly designed containers in a sunny area.  Succulents staying indoors for a long period of time should be near a sunny window, away from a direct draft from the air-conditioner or heater.
  • Water your succulent containers when the soil is dry.  The amount and timing of water varies by species.  If you buy a plant with a tag, look up that species to see if your plant will need more water at one time of the year versus another.  In general, if the plant starts to look shriveled, it needs water!