Did you get any pretty flowers for Valentine’s Day? I did. Hubs brought home a gorgeous arrangement, with stargazer lilies and roses the size of tea cups! But less than a week later, I found myself needing to spruce it up a bit.
These flowers were gorgeous. I am not understanding how I failed to take a photo of the whole arrangement, however, I did snap a phone pic of a few roses in all of their glory.
So pretty! But before they could open up, their little necks got all droopy and it looked like they nodded off during church. What the what? Well… I wasn’t done enjoying the color or the fragrance, so I decided to do a little flower arranging of my own.
I took the droopy buds, pulled off any outer petals that looked discolored or dried out, then I clipped the stem 2 to 3 inches below the bud.
Next, I got a low, waterproof container and a big hunk of floral foam. This is different from dry foam. This is the kind that is specifically for flower arranging. You soak the foam in water and it both holds the flowers in place and keeps them wet. Everyone should have one.
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Wedge the piece of foam into the container and then insert the little stems into the foam. You might find it helpful to “pre-drill” a hole with a skewer so that you aren’t needing to push on the petals to get the stems into the foam. Keep adding flowers until the foam is covered.
Easy! Hopefully I will get a few more days of enjoyment out of these beauties.