I’m over here dreaming of Spring floral trends – I’m not kidding!
One of the many things I want to learn is how to create fresh floral arrangements. I watched a webinar, and aside from the fact that I can’t go out and buy the flowers I want to arrange, I think I am ready to try! I came across BloomNation, the world’s largest marketplace to shop directly with over 3,000 top local floral designers and studios across the country.
I had the honor of asking Pam Parker, Owner of JP Parker Flowers in Indianapolis, IN, and floral designer on Bloomnation.com, a few of my pressing Spring floral trends questions.
Spring Floral Trends
I am looking forward to creating some fun centerpieces for my kitchen table and dining room, and my guest bedroom should we have some visitors over the coming months.
I don’t think you could create a “wrong” or “bad” flower arrangement but was happy to get answers to the questions below.
What are the most popular flowers for Spring?
I would say March and April are the spring flowers! So tulips, iris, daffodil, and daisies. Now May and June, I would just add peonies to that list. Peonies begin in May and then are usually over at the beginning of July. July starts the sunflower season. We have a farm down in Needham, Indiana, and we grow our sunflowers, peonies, and lots of other beautiful flowers.
What are some creative ways to display flowers?
Some creative ways we have displayed flowers are: old vintage chairs (we made a wall and used them as plant stands), inherited mannequins, statues, suspended from the ceiling, inside of pumpkins, vintage bicycles amongst many more. There are just so many ways you can display them beyond the typical vase.
What are some tips to help prolong the life of the flowers?
There are lots of things you can Google on the internet that aren’t necessarily great for flowers (soda, bleach, vinegar). People tend to forget that water from the garden hose, rain, and sun is what the farmers use for growing outdoors.
The main thing is to make sure they aren’t under the heating vents, directly in sunlight (indirect is preferred), that you are doing your best to make sure they have enough water, and you’re trimming the stems every couple of days to ensure that the stem stays healthy and unclogged.