NEVER A BORING BUNCH: 7 FLOWER & PLANT IDEASFebruary 1, 2018
UO Marketplace florist pop-ups are in selected stores this weekend! Pre-order your flowers for collection or pop in store and have a bouquet designed and made for you on the day (see stores below). We asked our florists @wildflower_ouseburn, @_flowerandland, @TheMightyQuinnsFlowerEmporium and @mudurbanflowers to give us some fresh ideas on floral design and home styling ideas.
Add a Tropical vibe to your home with Cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa) leaves. They can last up to 4 weeks if the water is refreshed and the stems are cut on a weekly basis.
BELL JAR & HANGING TERRARIUMS
Use a large fish bowl or bell jar to create a miniature desert of mixed succulents such as cacti and aloes. These drought loving plants will live happily side by side in a shallow dish accommodating their short root systems. Use small rocks or gravel stones for the bottom layer, then top with sand and cactus soil and display in a well light space. If you tend to murder any plant-life in your home, terrariums are the way forward as they only need a little water every few weeks.
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Pack the base of your vase with a floral foam block and cut/shape it so that there is a centimetre or so gap between the foam and the glass. Cut slices of citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons or limes and line the inside of the glass for a contemporary look. This is also a great way to add a pop of colour to a vase of greenery or foliage.
LESS IS MORE
If you are on a budget and want to create big impact and get more bang for your buck, use lots of small jars, glass bottles or test tubes and simply fill each one with 3-5 flowers each, (remember odd numbers always look best). On their own they make look sparse, but display as a group and fill a table top and you will create a bold and impactful table arrangement with very few flowers.
Use anything for vases – recycle jam jars, glass bottles, old jugs, watering cans and crockery. The best up-cycled vases can be found in charity shops – you are almost guaranteed to snap up retro pieces of glassware or odd crockery for a couple of pounds or less. Stay away from matching vases and choose a variety of unusual shapes, sizes and colours for a more authentic, natural look.
When your flowers are fading, break off the heads and scatter in the bath to bring the spa to your bathroom. Don’t forget to take a pic before you get in, that’s one Insta-worthy soak.
Wreaths aren’t just for December. They are easy to make and are a great way to bring the outdoors in. All you need is wire, scissors, moss, a frame (you can make your own from willow or buy one online cheap) and your favourite greenery/flowers. Make a spring wreath by using moss, catkins, blossom or silver birch twigs, or keep it simple and punchy by adorning greenery with lemons.
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