It’s officially time to stop and smell the roses! We’re coming up to halfway through 2017, the perfect point for a little break from the grind. A moment to appreciate all of your personal growth this year, and all the little things that make your day that little bit better.
In other words, it’s time to take stock! Of all the achievements, special moments, battles won and lost. It’s all too easy to watch the days pass without making the time to celebrate and appreciate the small things as well as the major ones.
This week’s delivery is a celebration of winter florals that will have you taking stock AND smelling the roses all week! We have a beautiful soft mix of lilac stock – tall and ruffly and fragrant, mini spray roses, tiny puffs of gypsophilia and mixed sweet william, that’s as sweet as it’s name.
This week, arrange your blooms into separate little jars or vases to decorate your whole home with, or easily toss into one big vase of pastel happiness! Enjoy!
Here’s what you’ll need.
Mixed sweet william
A couple of stems of gypsophilia
Flower shears or secateurs
A collection of jars in various sizes
Start with a collection of vases or jars in various sizes. Upcycled jam jars or pickle jars are perfect for this.
Wash your jars with soapy water before using, and fill with fresh water.
Prepare all of your stems before you get started! Pull away all the lower leaves that could fall below the waterline, as these can cause your water to grow bacteria and go murky, yuck!
3. Stock and Roses
Starting with roses, simply gather and measure against the height of your vase. Trim the stems just before popping into a tall jar. For an extra bit of fanciness, pop those petals!
Repeat with stock, slightly staggering the stem lengths, and popping them in your tallest jar.
4. Sweet William
Choose a couple of short, small jars and fill with shorter stems of sweet william.
Airy stems of gypsophilia look best when they’re displayed on their own!
Pop the sparse stems in a few bottles or jars.
6. Cluster up!
These little bud vases are perfect for adding colour all over your home!
Or make a centrepiece worthy of a flower market, by clustering your mini vases together on your dining table. Beautiful!