Fresh flowers are an excellent decorative addition to any home. Though most people would love to have a beautiful fresh vase of flowers in their home each week, this may not be possible due to the high cost of flowers. This article will give you an entirely new view of fresh flowers, and you will learn how you can enjoy them more – yet save money as well.
One bunch = 5 vases
Instead of purchasing several bouquets of flowers for your home, buy one bouquet of mixed flowers, split the bouquet up into the different flowers and add colour and refreshing scents to every room in your home. Using smaller vases will create fuller looking bouquets.
Preen to Preserve
Flowers in a vase usually begin to die and wilt at varying speeds. When you notice one of your flowers beginning to fade, give it a new lease of life by preening it. Preening means picking out the old leaves and petals or even trimming the stems. You can create a whole new arrangement, and hopefully stretch your flowers out for another week, giving you excellent overall savings.
Make a Dry Arrangement
When flowers bloom and fade, they should not be tossed out in the dirt. They can be enjoyed for months afterwards by being turned into dry flower arrangements. Drying flowers is completely free as often all they need is some exposure to fresh air and sunlight. Once they are dry, they can be arranged in a variety of vases and save you money for months while still providing beauty and scent.
Befriend your local florist
Timing is everything when purchasing fresh flowers, and buying your flowers when they are just starting to open will have them last longer than if they were fully open. Making friends with your florist be of great help when you need information about when your favorite flower has arrived in stock so you can purchase it as its freshest. Also, you can then find out which flowers are in season so that you save by avoiding pricey alternatives.
Their waste = Your Treasure
Thousands of flowers are wasted each day because people cannot be bothered to make the most out of them. Through an events company or hotel, find out if you can collect flowers left behind after functions like weddings or corporate launches. They should be absolutely free, and you would be offering a public service – delightful waste disposal.
Bond with Nature
If you are looking to make permanent savings, you can still enjoy fresh flowers by getting them from nature. Collect an assorted bouquet from your local park or a nearby forest. You are likely to get a unique arrangement that will transform your living space for no cost.
Spending on fresh flowers for your home is not something that should be a weekly expense though it can be a weekly experience. With these tips, you should be able always to enjoy the beauty of fresh flowers while saving a significant amount of money.