11 Nice Stems

>> Tuesday, March 2, 2010

There E-Dub goes being sweet again. All together now: awwwwwwww. Very pretty flowers from a very adorable husband but I just wasn’t enjoying how I lumped them together this way…


I’m no pro when it comes to flower arranging, or even keeping plants alive for that matter, so I kept this experiment on the simple side. 

Pairing the tall guys with a tall vase…


…and the shorties with the short squatty vase.

What do you think? How do you arrange your flower bundles? I could use all the advice I can get when it comes to stems and buds.



Dru,  March 2, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

I think you made a good decision in dividing the flowers. I always remove the greenery to give more of a sleek effect.

Live the Home Life March 2, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

Thanks, Dru! I love getting flowers but never quite know what to do with them. I usually end up chunking them in a vase and calling it a day, but I like your thinking on removing greenery to give a clean, simple feel.

Can't wait put to use all of the great tips on how you tackle bouquets that come your way!


Kristina B,  March 2, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

Ditto on removing the greenery! My boyfriend used to work at a floral shop-which was a great perk for me! But he knew better than tp come home with a bouquet full of greenery and baby's breath. I like simple flowers like tulips and daisies.

Live the Home Life March 2, 2010 at 10:43 AM  

Kristina, I'm with you all the way on tulips!


Elisabeth,  March 2, 2010 at 4:03 PM  

I think I like the idea of arranging "tall" flowers with long stems in skinny vases and full flowers in shorter. I vote that you did good!
However I am not an expert :)


Live the Home Life March 2, 2010 at 4:53 PM  

Kristina, you lucky girl you! What a sweet boyfriend to bring you flowers home from work.

Elisabeth, thanks for the encouragement! My thought process was pretty elementary but I'm glad to know you thought I did alright.


Lauren,  March 2, 2010 at 5:35 PM  

Hi Cara! Just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE reading LTHL everyday. It makes the slow times at work so my more bearable :)

Anyway, I always tear apart my bouquets and rearrange. Depending on my mood I may keep them all in the same vase on the dining table and sometimes I scatter them in smaller vases all over my house. I especially like fresh flowers on night stands and bathroom vanities.

Live the Home Life March 2, 2010 at 6:14 PM  

Lauren, thanks so much for the nice compliment! I think I'm blushing a little.

I agree with you on putting flowers on the night stand. Something about it makes me feel like I'm living straight out of a magazine.


Jennifer g.p.,  March 2, 2010 at 7:24 PM  

I'll take my flower however they show up. I rarely get flowers from my fiance so when I do I just keep them in the vase they came in and put them right on the mantle.

Taylor March 2, 2010 at 9:06 PM  

I think you did a wonderful job arranging!

My favorite tip would be to be careful as you trim the flowers for the vase and do them one at a time..clipping a little and then checking it in the bouquet before you finish trimming it. A bit time consuming but that way you can give the bouquet dimension by having different length stems. Boy do I love flowers, I could talk about them for hours!

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog by the way!

Live the Home Life March 2, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

Great tip, Taylor!...and very relevant for me. I usually just start chopping away like a sous chef. I definitely need to slow down and treat my little friends with a bit more respect.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a little flower love! Warning, you may become my flower expert.


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