- Daffodils, pansies and forsythia make a great pop of yellow in any room and are easy to arrange together.
- Mason jars or any glass jars make wonderful containers and if they are too large just put a smaller holder inside it.
- If you are having company, especially for Mother’s Day, set each place with an individual small flower arrangement or create “break-aways” for a long middle of the table centerpiece.
- Think “greens” as well as yellows, whites and pinks”. “Grass” looks great as a backdrop or a centerpiece.
- Think fruits and vegetables mixed with flowers or on their own.
- You can keep your table “pastel airy” with soft light colored dinnerware and fabric placemats before you add your floral touches.
- Think different heights and widths of complementary containers.
- Perhaps you’d like to choose a theme to dress a table (i.e. - in the fall, our design firm was selected to create a table setting for the Long Island Harvest donor dinner and chose the sunflower as our theme. It was on chair backs, placements, in the white pumpkin centerpiece and even in specially made cookies!)
- For a special dinner, perhaps one single flower can be artfully placed in a bud vase, napkin or across a serving plate for each guest.
So where should you bring spring flowers into your home? EVERYWHERE – from powder room, to entry foyer, to bedrooms (guest and yours), to living rooms and dens, and of course, your dining room and kitchen. From table tops to shelving units to window ledges, in baskets, boots, jars, vases and almost any container, your home will be brightened with the touch of spring only fresh flowers and plants can bring. Just remember – water them, cut the stems and when their life is over, say good-bye!