Haven’t we all gazed longingly at the flowers at the grocery store? How about the leaves and berries and baby’s breath? Are those cuttings just passed over without much thought or consideration? Do we have to be a professional florist to buy the fillers? My answer to the last question is no. No we don’t. So, how to arrange grocery store flowers. Let’s read on.
Not being a florist doesn’t need to stop us from buying all the flowers and whatever filler cuttings catch our eye. Seriously.
I’ll just fill you in on how I approach arranging my flowers from the grocery store. I usually start with at least three bunches from the florist shop at my local grocery store. One bunch of large-ish flowers that attract my eye. They are usually a type that give a bit of a bang, like chrysanthemums, roses or peonies.
When arranging flowers in a jar, I usually choose odd numbers for the arrangement. So, three bunches of chrysanthemums. I think odd numbers attract the eye.
The next bunch is a berry of some sort or a smaller, more subdued flower. I choose one that won’t steal the show from the star flower, like St. John’s Wort.
Adding the St. John’s Wort, I chose to use three stalks, some higher and some lower. You don’t want everything to be at the same height. Again, more attractive to the eye. It seems I could have stopped at the St. John’s Wort, but I knew I wanted to use a bit of Sea Lavender to fill in some spots and maybe soften the bouquet a bit.
The Sea Lavender does add a softness to the bouquet, and blends everything together. I just tucked a few sprigs in here and there. You really have to go with your gut when arranging flowers. That is why I like buying them at the grocery store – they aren’t a big investment! AND. I had so many flowers and greens that I made a second bouquet for the kitchen sink! Yay!
So, there you have it. How to arrange grocery store flowers. I am hoping this little tutorial convinces you to stop by the flowers next time you’re at the store! Thanks for stopping by!
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