Flowers can go a long way when brightening up your home. Floral arrangements can transform any space and they don’t have to be difficult to create. Thanks to our Produce department, you can easily pick up some of this season’s best flowers and create your own flower arrangements for any size vase in a flash.

Prepare Your Flowers

No matter which size vase you plan on using, there are a few things you’ll want to remember before building your arrangement. Begin by filling a clean vase with water and add the packet of flower food that came with your flowers. To keep the water clean, remove all foliage from below the water line. Finally, help your flowers last even longer by cutting each stem with a pair of clean floral shears. Try these simple tips for any arrangement you’re creating:

  • Start by separating the flowers by type, then by size. Separate out filler flowers and foliage in their own section.
  • Make sure all flower stems are in the water.
  • Overlap the stems under water to keep the arrangement in place.

 

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Round Vases

When arranging flowers for round vases, start by adding the largest flowers first. In our arrangement, you’ll notice that the flowers have rounded edges, which will give the arrangement a fully rounded shape. Here’s how we put our arrangement together!

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  • Using floral tape, create a grid for the flowers. This gives a guide to follow when arranging and helps keep flowers in place.
  • Add foliage to the vase.
  • Layer flowers from the outside in as follows:
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Roses
    • Carnations
    • Alstroemerias
  • Top off the arrangement by adding baby’s breath into any open areas of the vase.

 

Round Floral Arrangement

Short Vases

Use your short vase to its full potential by grouping flowers to create small focal points. These focal points will add shape to the smaller vase and make it more visually appealing. Here’s how we put our arrangement together!

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  • First, place the foliage to help keep the remaining stems in place.
  • Place the baby’s breath in to help the foliage create a grid for your remaining flowers.
  • In a triangular shape, add in the chrysanthemum at a height a few inches above the vase.
  • To create a better visual, cluster one rose and one pompon and add them to the vase.
  • Cluster one alstroemeria and one pompon and add them in.
  • Repeat the last two steps as necessary until you’ve filled your vase.

Short Floral Arrangement

Tall Vases

Get out your ruler because tall vases call for tall flowers at varying heights! When arranging, start by adding your tallest flowers to the vase first and then build around those. Here’s how we put our arrangement together!

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  • Place the eryngiums first and cut the stems so the flowers sit right on the top of the vase’s edge.
  • Add in stock flowers and keep their height around 1 ½ times the height of the vase. For instance, if you’re using a 10” vase, these flowers should be 25”.
  • Add mini carnations two to three inches below the top of the flowers.
  • Add your foliage two to three inches below the top of the mini carnations.
  • In the middle of the foliage, add calla lilies. Height-wise, these should reach the middle of the eryngiums.

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Pitchers as Vases

When using a pitcher as a vase, you’re going to want to start your arrangement from the rim of the pitcher and layer up. Here’s how we put our arrangement together!

Pitcher Floral Arrangements

  • Add in all the foliage in a tall, loose style that’s at least 50 percent higher than the height of the pitcher.
  • Add eryngiums at the same height as the foliage.
  • Add baby’s breath just above the height of the eryngiums and foliage.
  • Add in mini calla lilies, green ball dianthus and green athos at a height just above the baby’s breath.
  • The alstroemeria and solidago should be added at a height just above the mini calla lilies, green ball dianthus and green athos.
  • Complete the arrangement with the tallest flowers. The stock, green micro pompons and the mini carnations should be placed at about the same level at least 1½ time the height of the pitcher.

 

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Jackie J.

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Jackie J. became a Publix associate in 2017 after deciding to take her love of food to the next level. She began working with the Social Media team at that time and she immediately fell in love with life at Publix. In her spare time, she bakes to relax and creates yummy morsels for friends and family to munch on. When she isn’t working, you can probably find her playing with her cat and dog (Nila and Oreo), at a theme park or watching a Harry Potter Movie Marathon.

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