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Embracing Fresh Flowers

Updated: Feb 14, 2020

Embracing fresh flowers on the path to becoming “minimal-ish”.

Minimalism is intentionally living with only the things that you absolutely need. It’s having and being surrounded by fewer material items, so you can do more with your time and life. Like most things in life, there are degrees of minimalism. Start by deciding what works best for you, make a plan and then stick to it.

With just one pretty vase and a weekly bouquet, you can have an ever-changing display...

Fresh cut flowers are a great way to bring nature and beauty into your home without adding to clutter. Some may shy away from fresh flowers because of the perception that they don’t last long... that they have a low return on investment. However, it’s flowers’ very ephemeral nature that adds to their value: with just one pretty vase and a weekly bouquet, you can have an ever-changing display that adds life and charm to your space.

Just one vase... props if you use grandma's, or buy second-hand.

Vary the look of your vase with embellishments... this one uses the pretty Valentine's Day sheet that came with the bouquet. Simply cut a strip and tie into a tiny bow.

One way to get the most for your investment is to choose flowers with a long vase life. Flowers such as chrysanthemum, Charmelia® and alstroemerias will last two weeks or more in your home. Place your vase in a cool place, away from drafts and direct sunlight. To make them bloom even longer, change the vase water and trim a bit from the stems every couple of days.

Some of the value of fresh flowers can't be measured by cost alone... their value goes beyond pure esthetics. Studies show that flowers reduce stress, boost your mood and even have a positive impact on memory.

Stop by again as we share more ways to use your "just one vase".

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