This flower centerpiece is super easy – no flower arranging skills required! The main idea is to keep the crisp clean look of white and green. The kind of flowers you use is totally up to you. Since the trees are flowering here, spring blossoms were my first choice. If blossom time is already over in your area, lilacs, tulips, roses, or phlox would make excellent substitutes.
If you are using any kind of flower with a woody stem, you’re going to want to make a slit in the bottom of the branch. This allows the stem to take in more water and your blossoms will keep for longer. If you are using a flower with a softer stem like a tulip, cut the stem on an angle before placing them in a vase.
Tip 1: I add just a little, (1 Teaspoon) of my indoor plant fertilizer to the water. It seems to keep any kind of flower for a little longer.
Tip: 2: Always use warm water in your vase, (this is great for house plants as well). I know this sounds crazy, but you don’t want to ‘shock’ your flowers. After gardening professionally for eight years I’ve found it’s the little steps that count. The purpose of these little steps is to get your flowers soaking up water as soon as possible.
What you need:
- 3-5 stems of whichever flower you choose
- 1 vase (mine is pretty small with a diameter of about 1 inch)
- 1 serving plate
- glass half marbles
- Fill your vase about 3/4 full, and place your choice of flowers in it. Place the vase on a white plate of any shape or size and scatter a few marbles on the plate.
- Check back in a few hours, usually you will need to top up the vase. Freshly cut flowers get pretty thirsty.
- I bought my vase at the dollar store and used a 50% off coupon at Joann’s Fabrics for the half marbles. The oval plate is one of my serving platters.
I love a clean simple look for table decorations, nothing that detracts too much from the food.