I hope you all had a lovely weekend celebrating the mothers and strong women in your life (I spent the weekend pampering my mama!).
I know flowers are kind of the trendy thing right now, but let me assure you that I have had a “thing” for flowers ever since I was little. My mom has always loved gardening, so we always had a bevy of tulips, roses, or daffodils around our home. Growing up, I’d go with my mom to the Pasadena Farmer’s Market every Saturday, and we would always come home with a spray of cherry blossoms or sunflowers or what ever was in season. My mom lived in Europe in her 20’s and told me that every few days when people went to the market for groceries, they would always pick up fresh flowers for their homes. She has taught me to do the same.
I wanted to display in a more unique fashion, so I experimented with cutting off just the flower heads, and it worked! They last just as long as with the stem, maybe even longer. I got both of these flowers from my “yard” (it’s so tiny you can hardly call it that!). Follow these few steps to to have beautiful blooming flower heads around your home…
First find a nice almost-blooming or blooming flower from your garden or from a (purchased!) bouquet at the farmers market. Cut it off just below the head, so there’s just about a half inch of stem.
Next, find a plate, or little bowl. I used a candles stick holder.
Fill it with just a tablespoon or two’s worth of water.
Now, add your flower head!
I love this Agapanthus flower that is still partially un-bloomed.
With a little bit of stem, add some water to a plate and voila!
It helps to stick the flowers+water+plate in the fridge for an hour or so to get them nice an perky.