Not Bad for Homemade

My first bouquet of the season! I cobbled together the following lovelies from my garden to make an arrangement for my grandma (who I got to visit on Friday night) but forgot to grab it before I left (doh!), so here it sits on my desk. Its contents: daisies, red climbing roses, mint (makes a great filler!), and chamomile flowers. Currently sprouting up in the garden for future arrangements: sweet peas, roses (more), dahlias, zinnias, a ton of herbs, lavender and a gazillion other things.

I love this little tip that I read somewhere (one I’ve been practicing for the past few years): Keep a stash of little cheapie vases on hand. Buy them at garage sales, second-hand stores, etc.–the more unique, the better. Then, whenever you have a party to attend or are seeing someone you love (like my grandma), you can snip some flowers from your yard and create a really special gift with a personal touch (and, psst, it’s a lot more affordable that a bottle of wine!). Mason jars work really well as vases, too. (I’ve used them in a pinch.)

Do you have a garden?

  • June 15, 2010

    So beautiful! And I have to tell you how much I love all your Vitamin G posts. They certainly keep me informed and inspired!

  • June 18, 2010

    we don’t have a garden, but i like giving wild flowers when we go to friends houses’s for dinner. a ballard market vendor i like makes insane bouquets for as little as five bucks dude. using a pail as a vase is a cool casual idea. it’s a nice neutral contrast with the bright beautiful flowers and it gives the “fresh picked” feel… you should still send your grandma this picture!!

  • September 1, 2010

    This is adorable. And what’s a better gift than fresh flowers? I am definitely a hoarder and I have a bunch of mason jars stashed in my cupboard. I could dress them up with a nice ribbon too. Hmmm… Thanks for the idea. I would have never thought of it. I’m going to keep an eye out for cheap, fun vases now!

  • August 8, 2013

    I love the idea of being creative when arranging flowers in something other than your typical vase. It makes for a more stunning arrangement.


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