I always love having a vase of fresh flowers in the house! Who's with me? ?
Today I am going to share how to use herbs in your flower arrangements. Herbs add that little something extra and provide a light fragrance without being too powerful. These arrangements would be perfect for
a bridal shower, a dinner party, or "just because"!
One of the best tricks I ever learned from my dear friend Teresa was to mix Sprite in with the water for your flower arrangements. Apparently, the sugar in the Sprite helps feed the flowers and keep them alive longer!
Try it...I promise it works!!
Now on to the pretty part...
In this arrangement, I substituted parsley for traditional greenery. The combination of the light pink and white ranunculus with the hyacinth give this arrangement a soft, airy feeling. This would be perfect for brunch with your girlfriends, a bridal shower for your bestie, or a great gift for your mom on Mother's Day!
This arrangement is the perfect centerpiece for a dining a room table, entry way, or cocktail table. Here I used sage, which adds an unexpected texture and fragrance. I love the combination of green hydrangeas, deep purple ranunculus, purple and white carnations, a few pink hyacinths, and the whispy element of the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus.
And last but not least... tulips, Gerber daisies, ranunculus, and MINT! One of my all time favorite herbs is mint--the color, the aroma--I just love everything about it! Adding sprigs to brightly colored flowers really makes the greenery pop. Before placing on your table, rub the mint leaves to activate their oils which will release their scent.
This is perfect for spring and summer garden parties!
Knowing where to buy flowers can be a tricky thing, especially if you need enough for more than just one arrangement.
Price, selection, and quality are the major factors I consider.
Here is a list of my favorite places to purchase these pretty petals:
-Trader Joe's : they always have a wide selection and the prices are AMAZING!!
-Whole Foods: While they are probably the most expensive, they usually have unique items not found at other places.
-Publix (or any local grocery store) : This is probably the most reasonable in price especially if you shop in their "3 for 12 section." They usually always have spray roses and hydrangeas. In the past, mine have lasted up to 2 full weeks!
-Sams Club or Costco: Membership clubs often times have large quantities of blooms available but not always the largest selection of varieties. In my experience they tend to be fresh and last a long time.
Thanks for reading y'all!
Comment below and let me know which herb is your favorite to use and where you like to buy your blooms!
Cheers to fun florals and spring weather!