Bud Vases - by Mandy Majerik, AIFD, PFCI, HotHouse Design Studio in Birmingham, ALThe next time you are welcoming summer house guests, what better way to make them feel special than to surround them with surprises of flowers. Whether you are an avid gardener with a beautiful backyard of blooms or you count on your local florist for unique single stems, flowers are that extra touch that brings the outside in.

There are many ways to enhance the experience in your home with flowers. Keep a collection of small vases on hand to use for occasions such as this. Whether using a single container or displaying a collection of bottles and blooms, the flowers will surely make your guests feel welcome.

Here is a list of a few varieties that make stunning single stem impressions:

  • Poppies
  • Peonies
  • Dahlias
  • Roses
  • Iris
  • Sunflowers

Enhance the bloom with herbs and vines, such as rosemary, mint, honeysuckle or jasmine vine.

Bud Vases - by Mandy Majerik, AIFD, PFCI, HotHouse Design Studio in Birmingham, ALMandy-RootBeer-BudVasePlace the stems in a unique vessel. Here are a few interesting container ideas to consider:

  • Milk glass vases
  • Ceramic creamers
  • Apothecary jars
  • Medicine glass bottles
  • Soda pop glass bottles

 

 

 

Then, enhance key places with the flowers:

  • Bedside tableFlowers in the Living Room
  • Bathroom counter
  • Coffee table
  • Foyer table
  • Dining and kitchen tables

You can always count on your local florist to have the perfect bloom and ideas to enhance your home with flowers.


How do you surprise houseguests with flowers?