Flower shops go into overdrive in mid-February with Valentine’s Day, and around the holiday, even the price of a grocery store bouquet sky-rockets. For those reasons, Lolli and I enjoy making our own arrangements for around the house and as florals for friends before the rush of the 14th. Visit a flower market or wholesale floral shop to get excited for spring on the horizon and fill your vases with whatever’s stocked at the moment. Here are some combinations of flowers and greenery we love that are a bit different from the traditional one dozen red roses Cupid encourages:
SWEET & PETITE
A mini glass vase can hold a handful of of ranunculus, hyacinth and roses for a pretty living room arrangement in feminine pink and white:
Or, a more micro bouquet is perfect for a bedside table, vanity counter or next to a powder room sink. Sometimes, less is more! With just a couple of white tulips and ranunculus, pink lupine and victorias, plus a sprig of seeded eucalyptus, a mini arrangement like this one by Avant Garden is sure to please:
Mix pastel shades together for a classic spring palette! This lovely centerpiece by The Garden Gate displays pink roses, tulips, peonies, scabiosa, hyacinth, and freesia in one of Lolli’s antique Majolica containers for her breakfast table. A bit of chartreuse, peach, and baby blue differentiate it from a typical Valentine’s Day bouquet:
TWIST & SHOUT
A twist of sunset-colored tulips is sure to brighten and warm your home during what can be a dreary month! One of Lolli’s tips for tulips is to put a copper penny in the water to make them last longer. It really works, y’all!
February isn’t just for shades of pink and white. Brighter, tropical colors seem to shout that spring and summer are on the horizon! Add some “pop” to a room with blue and green hydrangeas, coral and yellow roses, and Italian ruscus, like this desktop arrangement:
BLUE & WHITE
No matter the month, blue and white is always right! Our friends at The Garden Gate used a classic container as color inspiration for an event at Lolli’s. This coffee table arrangement loosely combines white roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, and tulips, along with hydrangeas and blue muscari flowers, for a timeless style:
Of course, every hostess needs the right assortment of vases on-hand for anytime florals! Here are some ideas for your container collection as you arrange and style your own blossoms and bouquets (Click to shop!):
MAMA ALWAYS SAID™ don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. We hope these February florals brightened your day! And please tag #lolliandme in your posts when you share some of your own floral creations this month and beyond!