Flowers are a must for mom. Learn how to create the perfect Mother’s Day tea party centerpiece below.
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- Be selective when purchasing your flowers. Choose flowers that are meaningful for the occasion and make sure they are fresh.
- Carnations are traditionally associated with Mother’s Day. Purchase two dozen carnations (not mini) all in the same color. Arrange this monochromatic multitude of flowers en masse to make a great impression.
- Prepare your flowers before creating the arrangement by cutting 1” off the bottom of the stems and removing all leaves and blossoms that will fall below the water line of your arrangement. Submerge the ends of the stems in water until you are ready to arrange.
- Choose a vase appropriate for your arrangement. As the centerpiece on your Mother’s Day table, keep it low. An arrangement that hinders conversation will quickly be removed. Our favorite arrangement for carnations is in a low glass cube vase – an eye-catching modern look with widespread appeal. Tightly gather carnations and cut the stems short so the bottom of the flowers skims the top of the vase.
- As a special touch for a clear glass vase: cut a large green leaf width-wise to fit the height of vase and use it to “line” the interior of your glass vase. If you are using a tall vase, use a few leaves to line your vase.
- Fill your vase with water. If you want your flowers to look their best and last longer, add 1/4 teaspoon Clorox® Regular-Bleach to the vase for each quart of water. The bleach inhibits the growth of bacteria, which can make flowers wilt prematurely and also helps keep the water from developing a nasty odor.
- Arrange tightly gathered carnations in the vase.