We have fresh flowers at the house all the time. It’s that little expense that can make your home feel fresh, lively and happy! I always get fresh flowers when I know company is coming, but for the most part, we usually always have them around because I want them or I need them for work. I especially love the price at Trader Joe’s, you really cannot beat the selection and value. To me, tulips last the longest so I’m always grabbing those for the week.
With guests stopping by to check out the new space and my in-laws arrival, I asked Benjamin to pick up some fresh blooms – he’s really good at picking them out now. I thought I’d put together a bouquet of flowers and show you how I assemble them.
First, my favorite snips in the garden and at home is by Fiskars. There is a pair in every drawer in our home, Fiskars tools are so handy and there is always the right snip or pruner for whatever use.
The PowerGear2 Pruner is a favorite of ours in the garden and for most everything – thicker stems like sunflowers, roses, the things you would prune outside and need to cut for your floral display. It is so easy to prune, I brought these in from the yard (we own two) and they are easy on the hands with all the work we have to do especially fall and spring.
Another great snip is the floral pruner for stem stripping or removing leaves or thorns off roses. Since I didn’t buy roses, I used them to cut off branches off floral fillers, I think fillers are a great buy for $2.99 at TJ’s. If you buy florals, always grab some fillers!
If you want to keep your tools in tip top shape, check out this article from Fiskars that gives you tips on how to care for your tools so they last longer.
There is also the new garden Curved Micro-Tip Pruning Snips from Fiskars – I use these for smaller snips like my indoor garden plants, herbs, it is comfortable to use and you can take it apart to clean it.
We appropriately named this expansion room, the garden room. With so much light, it’s where our plants are and we have so much in here I laughed when I saw all the fresh bouquets in the room – it is going to look amazing for Easter with these blooms. I consider this a little trial run and now we get to enjoy it. Perfect timing too, because we have guests in town staying with us so they can enjoy it as well.
“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I love that quote. Fresh flowers make every thing around look joyful.
I always say find a way to store your garden tools indoor too, and this cute jute tote makes me happy to see in the laundry room next to all my Hunter boots.
Thank you Fiskars for sponsoring this post.