Tips for buying and arranging inexpensive grocery store flowers! Yes, there are times to splurge on expensive peonies or garden roses from the florist, but it’s not practical to do for most of us on a weekly basis. Today I thought that I’d share some tips and tricks on how to arrange grocery store flowers beautifully and make the best out of these budget flowers!
Where To Buy Inexpensive Grocery Store Flowers:
There is one place that I head to when I want to pick up inexpensive grocery store flowers. I’m fortunate to have a Trader Joes about 10 minutes away from my home! Not only that, but we have a Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Aldi, and Publix within that same short car ride as well!
So while I have a large selection of places to buy budget grocery store flowers, I stick with TJ. The prices can’t be beat and they have the best bang for the buck. Not everyone will have these shopping options, so check places like your local drug stores, Costco and similar stores. I’ve even found acceptable roses at The Home Depot and Walmart!
This week I asked my husband to pick up some flowers, as he was stopping by Trader Joes to stock up on nuts. Bolder colors aren’t generally what I prefer, but I told him to surprise me and I love the thought! He picked up some stock and sunflowers that are seasonal summer flowers and I enjoy the sweet scent of stock.
TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FLOWERS FRESH LONGER:
- Grocery store flowers usually come wrapped in cellophane and tied together. When you get them home, clip off the rubber bands or twist ties right away.
- Cut off the cello and then I find it helpful to spread the stems out on the counter and evaluate what needs to be done. Trim off any dead looking blooms and leaves.
- Cut the stems on an angle and place in water in a bucket or the sink filled with a few inches of water temporarily. Let them soak and rest for at least an hour.
- Once you decide on your container, add fresh cool water and flower food if provided.
- Turn your flower upside-down to determine the correct length and cut once again on an angle if necessary. Remove any leaves that might be under the water line, as these will cause the water to develop bacteria and wilt your flowers.
- Get started on arranging your inexpensive grocery store flowers and just enjoy the process! There really are no strict rules.
Daily Care Of Grocery Store Flowers:
- Try to change your water daily, filling your container about 1/3 way full with fresh, cool tap water.
- Trim off any flowers and leaves that have turned brown.
- Keep your inexpensive grocery store flowers out of direct sunlight and the path of air conditioning vents.
Here are a few more posts with tips and photos with a variety of different flower arrangements that might inspire you! TAP ON THE LINKS…
You might also enjoy trying your hand at making some DIY flower containers!
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