If you have a garden in Queens, Brooklyn, or Staten Island, using your gardening bounties to make flower arrangements can soothe your nerves, relieve stress, and save money on buying premade flowers. Rooftop gardens in Manhattan and the Bronx also supply flowers.
When plants aren’t in bloom, flowers from a local flower shop can breathe life into your living space and keep your home fragrant. Just call 212.686.1999 to order flowers and arrangements from Mahir Florist.
Tips and Tricks for Beautiful Arrangements
The first step is buying or cutting the plants, greenery, and blooms that you will use in your arrangement. It’s important to gather everything you need in advance to make the arranging process go smoothly. Some of the top tips for arrangements include:
- Choosing a variety of flowers and greenery like daffodils, roses, lilies, daisies, hyacinth, sweetpea, sweet almond branches, and calla lily leaves
- Getting a variety in bloom shape and colors
- Striking a balance between impact and simplicity
- Having handy tools like garden shears, gloves, watering can, chicken wire, tape, and deep serving bowl or vase
Essential to get the buds or blooms in water as quickly as possible. It’s best to choose a shortened color palette for lots of flowers and save the more colorful blooms for smaller arrangements. Ideally, the container should not be too tall or too short, which limits your options.
Preparing the Vase
It would help if you built a support foundation of chicken wire in the bottom of your container. Just scrunch the wire into a ball that fits inside. Fill the vase with water before beginning to insert the blooms and greenery enhancements.
You’ll want to fill in space with blooms, buds, and greenery. It’s best to separate your foliage into four groups –from the thickest stems to the most delicate. Use sweet almond branches, calla lily leaves, winterberry, dogwood, willow, magnolia, cherry blossom, and forsythia branches to build a framework from high to low.
Fill in the area with blossoms and buds in a creative pattern that’s complimentary or made of contrasting colors as you prefer. It’s best to choose a focal point around which the other blooms are arranged. Good focal points include ranunculus, roses, anemones, freesia, tulips, lisianthus, hellebore, and carnations.
If you’re unsure how the finished arrangement will appear, take a natural approach by imagining a micro garden. The most significant branches are the trees, the foundation includes flowering shrubs, the focal point is your choice of bloom, and the lightest flowers can be used as floaters to fill in space.
Getting the Drop on Arrangements
If you have no garden space or prefer more exotic blooms, call Mahir Floral at 212.686.1999 for professionally designed arrangements for any occasion or to shop for flowers from our wide variety of florals. Freshly blooming arrangements can promote wellness and more significant conservation of natural resources. Our floral experts use their skills and art to brighten your day, and we’ll help you begin to enjoy the tremendous benefits of flowers and flower arrangements.