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Are you looking for a great and easy way to bring the outdoors in and give your interior the summer-time touch you’ve been craving? With flowers beginning to bloom all around, here are a few quick and easy flower arrangements that can dress up your kitchen table, nightstand, or coffee table:
1. Succulents: Not only do succulents have a beautiful, southwest appeal, but they are hardy and easy to maintain both indoors and out. Try combining Red Echeveria with another flower that is more neutral – think white lilies and baby’s breath – for a fresh, simple arrangement. These blooms can be snipped diagonally at the stem and clustered in a mason jar, or you can peruse your local garden center to find some terracotta pots that will complement the southwest style of the succulents. Succulents typically love sunshine, so try placing your vase or pot on a window sill or somewhere where they will get lots of natural lighting. The best part about succulents? They can go long stretches of time without needing to be watered. If you are planting them in a pot, you can get by with watering them once every week and a half to two weeks, depending on large the plant and how quickly the soil begins to dry out.
2.Sunflowers: It’s no secret that a bouquet of sunflowers can bring instant summer-time cheer. For a new take on an old favorite, pair your sunflowers with baby’s breath or another smaller bloom to create a “picked fresh from the garden” feel. You can also try putting your flowers in an aluminum can or vase or in an antique or vintage watering can that will bring out the sunflower’s naturally vintage vibes. For the final touch? Try tying some burlap or twine around your choice of vase. Much like succulents, sunflowers are extremely low-mainentance. Just change the water every few days to make your blooms go the extra mile.
3. Cockscomb and Citrus: If you feel like straying from more traditional bouquets, a great way to keep a splash of color and texture in your home is to go with Cockscomb. This drought-tolerant species comes in a variety of colors that you can choose from and it is also easy to maintain. For an added dose of freshness, find some clear rectangular or square vases – a big one and one that is about two inches smaller and can fit inside the larger vase. Cut some fresh citrus of your choice (lemons, limes, and pink grapefruit look beautiful!) and place within the space between the vases. Then, fill the smaller vase with water mixed with sugar (this increases the life-span of the flowers) and add your arrangement of Cockscomb.
When it comes to dressing up the interior of your home, there is no easier way than to add some fresh-picked blooms! The colors (and smells!) can bring instant cheer and they also allow you to explore new looks by changing up your arrangements and flowers each time.
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