APRIL BLOOMS AND MY TIPS ON PICKING FLOWERS

April 5, 2016


April showers bring May flowers. Rainy days are my least favorite but it does have a silver lining, beautiful blooms. Picked up these pretty pink ranunculus from my local Whole Foods couple of days ago but can't wait for peony season. I've been getting requests on how I pick my flowers so I thought I would share some tips. I usually go to my local Trader Joes or Whole Foods to pick out my flowers two to three times a week. Costco is also great if you have one near you, they have a great selection of blooms. I usually have a color and type of flower in mind when picking out flowers for the week. Some days there are fresh flowers and other days there aren't so the key is to be patient. It's important to check the flower, especially the stem and petals to make sure there isn't any damage. Another tip is to check the bottom of the flower where the sepal is to see if any petals are missing or have been removed. Sometimes florists will pick off the dead petals to make the flowers appear fresh. I also check the leaves to make sure they're not dry, because it's an indication that they're dehydrated and will most likely die in a few days. I would also suggest asking questions and speaking with the florist to see which days flowers arrive so you can pick when they're fresh. Happy flower picking! 






Love, Sharon

7 comments

  1. Your Pictures are so beautiful! I have a question, how do you get Your photos so Bright and clean? Is it that its very light outside or is it any filter or camera or something else?(sorry for bad English)

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    1. hello i take all my photos under natural light with my iphone 6s :)

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    2. Hi! After you take the photos with your phone, do you put a filter or leave it natural? The pictures are so lovely!

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  2. These are such terrific tips! We live I a condo in a small town so we don't have access to whole foods or trader joes, but we are hoping to build a house next year and I hope to have a big garden! Fresh blooms bring so much to the atmosphere of a home!

    Xoxo - Emily

    Http://emmylouloublog.com

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    1. ah trader joes and whole foods are my second home :( yes! fresh blooms really liven up a place xx

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  3. My friend got me a little bundle of daffodils from Trader Joes! (: -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  4. A flower is something that is taken as a token of love. Flowers are used as gift in several occasions like wedding festivals, funerals, anniversaries, love wishes, graduations, etc. Flower delivery

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