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A couple of flowers, some nice leaves and you can create a lovely arrangement in your own home.

Fresh flowers and some nice leaves is all you need to create a lovely arrangement.

Most of have a garden, even if it’s just a few ferns or some herbs

Here is how you can make an arrangement for your home in no time.

  
We are renting at the moment so all my plants are in pots and quite small. There’s very little garden here except out the front, which has a few plants. Lucky for me it’s heating up here and the agapanthus flowers are coming into bloom.

Today I’ve taken 3 agapanthus flowers and a bunch of clippings from the camellia bush (which is in need of a good prune).

I’ve left the rest of the agapanthus flowers continue to look pretty in the garden and to probably use them again in a few weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to make your own Flower Arrangement

Cut your flowers and cut them as long as possible. This will give you more design ability and vase choice.

Cut lots of leaves, all different lengths but make sure you have a few long ones too. *Remember, you’ll always need more leaves then you think.

Lay your cuttings out so you can see the length and sizes. Choose your vase accordingly.

Fill your vase ¾ of the way with water. If you’re one of those people who don’t change water in a vase then put a couple of drops of bleach in there (this will help kill the bacteria which shortens the life of your arrangement).

Before you start arranging you need to remove any leaves that go below the water level. Those leaves will only rot and become yucky under water.

Arrange your leaves in the vase first. Keep in mind you want them to look evenly distributed. They are the base for your arrangement and very important.

Place your flowers in. If they are too tall, give them a trim. If they are wobbling around too much then you may need more leaves or a smaller opening at the top of your vase.

Remember to change the water every second day to get a longer life out of your arrangement.

 

Tips

  • Add a scent to your arrangement by your adding some herbs to it. If you don’t have herbs, place a scented candle near by.

  • Use a variety of leaves and flowers to create more interest though texture and colour.

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0 # Hope @ NannyShecando 2014-03-01 09:55
What a lovely idea to put some herbs in with the arrangement to give it a scent! Now all I need is a little DIY How To post to teach me how to remember to water my plants (the bf is currently watering my plants and slowly bringing them back from the dead)!
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0 # pradeep 2014-05-24 19:19
This is a nice post in an interesting line of content.Thanks for sharing this article, great way of bring such topic to discussion.
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0 # Addy Smith 2014-06-04 19:36
The flowers certainly do look beautiful. However, some of the plants looked as if they were weeds.

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0 # Sheridan 2014-06-19 08:47
Agapanthus! Love them!
We have pretty much zero garden at our house. Renting and could never be bothered with the idea of doing it all again when we moved but you've changed my mind
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