Flower Power

A handful of the latest trends in choosing and presenting the season’s blooms

Tips of the Trade
Think Outside the Vase: A bunch of identical containers such as tumblers, votive holders or sweet, mini antique vases make a big impact. For this trend, the magic is in the details: The repeated pattern makes for a modern centerpiece on any table or mantel.
Cut Twice and at an Angle: If you cut a stem too short, there is no going back. Instead, be conservative when it comes to trimming—you can always make a second cut if necessary. Cutting at an angle lets the stem drink more water.
Remove Leaves Below Waterline: Leaves in water promote bacterial microbial growth and limit water uptake by the flower.
Just Pick One: Monochromatic arrangements create a classic, sophisticated look. Choose one hue and then include flowers in several different tints, tones and shades.


 

 

 

Fine Stem Selections

Gordon Boswell Flowers
1220 Pennsylvania Ave.
gordonboswell.com

TCU Florist
3131 S. University Drive
tcuflorist.com

The Enchanted Florist
4800 Camp Bowie Blvd.
enchanted floristdfw.com

Darrell Whitsel Florist
1506 W. Magnolia Ave.
darrellwhitselflorist.com

Flower Market on 7th Street
2733 W. 7th St.
theflowermarketon7th.com

Sally’s Flower Shoppe
4215 Camp Bowie Blvd.
sallysflowershoppe.com

Central Market Floral Department
4651 W. Fwy.
centralmarket.com

Trader Joe’s Floral Department
2701 S. Hulen St.
traderjoes.com


Longest Lasting Flowers and Greens

  • Philodendron
  • Calla lily
  • White Gerber daisy
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Anthurium
  • Protea
  • Cymbidium orchid
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Carnation
  • Sea holly
  • Waxflower
  • Baby’s breath