I recently attended a Marks & Spencer #BeautifulBloom Event for bloggers in London. It was great to meet up with Product Manager and Flower Expert Simon Richards, hear about the range of flowers they sell, plus pick up lots of hints and tips about flower care.
Today’s blog post features two different styles of flower arrangements using M&S Flowers.
STYLE 1 | ROMANTIC & ELEGANT
Roses are Marks & Spencer’s customers favourite flower. They source them from Holland, Colombia and Kenya. And I adore this cream variety called Vendela!
Simon explained how important it is to choose the right vase for the right flower. I’ve chosen a clear glass goldfish bowl and arranged the roses in a dome-shaped design with spiralled stems.
STYLE 2 | CLASHY & COLOURFUL
Inspired by Marks & Spencer’s Gold Medal winning Spirit of Summer exhibit at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, blooms in clashing colours were used in this second style.
Arranging individual stems of different types of flowers in assorted glass vases is such an easy way to display flowers. Just cut them to the appropriate length and pop them in the vases.
You could place the vases in a straight line along a table, window sill or mantelpiece. Alternatively, they would look lovely dotted down the centre of a dining table, if you have friends coming around for dinner.
Or you could group all the vases together…
Another option is to take three vases in the same style and add flowers at different heights.
5 FLOWER CARE TIPS
1. Make sure that your vase is meticulously clean.
2. Use the flower food which comes with your blooms to prolong the vase life of your flowers.
3. Cut the bottom off the stems at a slant to increase the surface area and maximise water uptake.
4. Keep your flowers in a cool place, out of direct sunlight and away from radiators.
5. Change the water and re-cut the stems every 2-3 days.
So, I hope you’ve found today’s blog post useful…whether it’s given you some ideas of how to arrange flowers in your home or how to look after them.
If you’d like some more flower arranging tips, simply head over to the Marks & Spencer website.
* This post is brought to you in collaboration with Marks & Spencer. All the words are my own.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)