The snow is melting, the bees are buzzing, Spring is in the air…and Mother’s Day is right around the corner!
Here are some tips for a homemade bouquet, to show that amazing woman in your life how much you appreciate her.
Serendipity Seasonal Flower Favorites
Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers, but which ones should you pick for your unique bouquet? With so many beautiful options to choose from, it can get a little overwhelming.
So, here’s a list of our team’s favorite seasonal blooms to get you started:
Building the Bouquet
First things first, it’s important to decide what color combinations to use. We recommend using one of two color styles:
- Monochromatic: Two or more colors/shades next to each other on the color wheel. Ex: Blue & Purple, Red & Orange.
- Complementary Colors: Two colors opposite each other on the color wheel. Ex: Red & Green, Purple & Yellow, Orange & Blue.
Beyond the blooms, a bouquet needs a few other components to make it great.
- Greenery: Used to accent the blooms and bring a natural feel to the bouquet. Some of our go-to greens are eucalyptus, myrtle, ferns, and ivy.
- Filler: Smaller, accentuating flowers used to fill empty space in the bouquet. Poms, Delphinium, Feverfew, and Snapdragon make for excellent filler.
Once all of the foliage is selected, leaves and thorns should be cleared from the stems to above your vase’s water line. The stems should then be cut at a 45° angle to match the height of your vase. Once all the elements are prepared, you can start to arrange your fantastic Mother’s Day Bouquet.
- Use floral tape to keep your stems in place.
- Work with groups of odd numbers like 3 & 5.
- Create layers by using stems of different heights.
- Don’t overcrowd the bouquet. (We recommend no more than 8 different elements)