Making A Bouquet Out Of Your Own Garden

Allie Tempelis, owner of Lexington Flowers shared her tips and tricks on how to make a flower bouquet from your own garden.

  1. Choose your vase, and then use a flexible branch or vine to create a “ball” to insert into the vase as a “grid” to place the flowers into.
    • Stems or vines you can use include:  Curly Willow, Honeysuckle, Grapevine, Dogwood, or any other thin flexible branch
    • Make sure the stem is bare with no greenery attached
  1. Place larger branches, or fuller draping stems towards the outside of your vase.
    • Larger foliage can include: Willow, Ninebark, Raspberry Leaves- any interesting foliage from bushes or trees you find in your yard!
  1. Place larger blooming branches towards the outside with the draping greenery, then cut fuller blooming branches short to begin to fill out the center of the bouquet.
    • Blooming branches include Lilac, Viburnum, Bleeding Hearts, Honeysuckle, or even branches with berries.
  1. Place shorter, broader greenery around the edges and towards the middle/ back to begin to fill out the arrangement.
    • The best foliage for this is Hosta Leaves! Get creative and make a loop with your Hosta leaf, stapling it at the base of the leaf where it meets the stem.
  1. Choose a focal flower for the center of your arrangement; this should be a larger flower.  Use 3-5 blooms, depending on the size of the blooms.
    • Focal perennials can include: Peonies, Iris, Day Lilies, Roses, Coneflower, Black Eyed Susans, Allium; any larger colorful bloom can be the focal flower
  1. As an optional finishing touch, add smaller accent flowers around your bouquet!

Use the code TCL10 for 10% off any floral arrangement at Lexington Floral through Labor Day (2019).

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