Friday, March 2, 2012

Showing off spring flowers

Even though the winter has been relatively mild, it's still a joy to see signs of spring. Spring flowers are some of the most welcome sights of all!


Check your local Target for these tall metal vessels--reminiscent of French flower vases, aren't they? These are available in the One Spot. They cost $2.50 each.



If your flowers aren't long-stemmed enough for the vase, never fear. A couple of common household items to the rescue!


Place your short plastic cup upside-down in the bottom of the vase. See it way down there in the bottom?



Fill your tall plastic cup with water and a couple of drops of bleach to make the flowers last longer.



Snip your flower stems to be just long enough so that the blooms show above the top of the container.

Voila! Now it's springy inside as well as outside!



~~What's your favorite spring flower? Do you like the best outside or do you cut them and bring them in?


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7 comments:

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

My sign of spring flower is ... the primrose. Great tip.

Fondly,
Glenda

Kelli @ RTSM said...

So pretty! I love the tip about the cup at the bottom of the vase...I never would have thought of that! I saw those at the dollar spot! They are so cute. Now I want to grab up a few next time I'm at Target:)

Leslie said...

HAPPY HAPPY!

Jenny said...

Pretty! My favorite spring flower is tulips, but they don't grow well in the ground in Florida. I buy potted ones at the store and keep them around as long as they will last. :-)

Nadir@StitchSense said...

Great idea! I love that metal vase, need to run to target asap! :-)

Paula said...

Love your metal vase and your flowers, too.

My favorite spring flower is a pink peony.

Patti said...

I can't wait for the lilacs to bloom!

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