Lately, I’ve been watching the “Arrange Your Own” videos from the flower subscription service HBloom. A flower subscription will send you a pre-arranged bouquet of flowers or a variety of seasonal flowers that you can arrange for yourself. But if you are not Martha Stewart, how the heck do you do it? With HBloom’s Arrange Your Own videos, you can learn what you need to do to make a nice bouquet. And once you learn the tricks, using greenery as a structural element and all the weird things you can do with aspidistra leaves, you will start seeing all kinds of potential bouquets around you.
I bought some posies today with some seeded eucalyptus and on the way home saw a whole lotta free flowers in vacant lots. So, I scooped some up and brought them home and made some arrangements. I am not a professional but I like the way they turned out. It’s very soothing and it’s amazing how quickly you will get used to ripping leaves off of stems. Too much fun. It’s not a high stakes activity. Just relaxing with a lovely payoff.
So, to inspire you to try this yourself at home, here’s Hannah from HBloom with a how-to:
and Hazel using some roadside flowers in her arrangement: