GARDEN CARE SIMPLIFIED my first hand experience with Terrace Container Gardening over the years with original photographs is shared in this Blog as also simple practical tips for flowering in varieties of plants. My Terrace garden plants are a part of my family, I care for them with food, water and lots of love and spanking!and they bless me with lovely blooms!
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How to make your own flower arrangements and keep them fresh for long Tips
easily make unique beautiful flower arrangements with cut flowers right from your
garden or loose flowers bought from the market and do away with the expensive bouquets
available that range from Rs 500 to thousands of rupees. Ever wondered how flowers
stand out and arrangements look firm and beautiful even after a day or two. Follow
some simple guidelines.
for flower arrangements-You will need
some twines, thin threads that are strong and wire mesh that holds the long
flower stems in place for flower arrangements in a basket or vase. Satin or
silk ribbons or colorful fluorescent ribbons. Gelatin paper or gift wrapper if you wish
to give the bouquet as present. A vase, tall or wide mouthed depending upon the
type of garden flowers you have. Basket of straw matted( available in market ) if you
are gifting this.
Cut flowers early
morning when they bloom fresh, and immediately put them in container with
water. Start with wet sponge along with wire mesh in the basket and begin piercing
flower stems in the wet sponge. Tall one side, or on one side or in centre. Now
select small sized flowers and put them aside in circular arrangement or with
any specific pattern you have in mind for the gift basket of flowers. Add some glamour
by tying silk ribbons to the handle or soft thermocol beads, little glitter
powder on the flowers. Wrap with colorful gift wrap paper if required. IMPORTANT- keep adding some water to
keep the sponge wet , the flowers will last for a week. Gifting some one the
bouquet , keep spraying some fresh water with sprinkler to keep the flowers fresh
Marigold Jhendu flowers
For the vase
same procedure to be followed except you may not add sponge but direct water to
fill up the pot. Here the flowers fall over the mouth of the vase and need no special
tying or holding.
Important tipfor flower arrangements in
vases - Select long flower stems or small flowers depending upon the vase
you have. Wide mouthed vase select small stems of roses , chrysanthemums or
tube roses. Long tall vases go very well with longer stem flowers like rajni
gandha, calla lilly, gladiolus and lily or Amaryllis flowers.
Important tip if you have small flowers growing in your garden and you need to make one quick
flower arrangement, and a tall vase, trim the flowers with a longer stem, remove leaves
and then use the stem for floral arrangements.
vases are easy to arrange as loose chrysanthemums or roses or even rose flower petals
can beautify the whole space and also add fragrance to the environment. Flowers
can be used so beautifully and they are the best language to express emotions ,