Fresh Cut Flowers Around the House

5.31.2019

Today I thought I would share how I have been placing fresh cut flowers around the house. My hydrangea bushes and gardenia bushes are blooming like crazy and I don't want the blooms to burn up in this heat and die like they did last year. 

A small bunch tucked in an ironstone pitcher and placed in front of a framed water color of the St. Simons lighthouse creates a summer vignette.


I love using jars as vases like this mason jar with a vintage label. This creates a pretty vignette placed in front of a vintage oil painting.

Another arrangement in the great room on top of the French cupboard.

These are the bushes planted down the side of our house that I'm cutting from. Three are doing very well. The newest ones we planted last fall may not do well this year.

This is the enamelware bucket I take out to put the blooms in as I cut so I just plopped these on the table and took a picture before going through these and placing them in smaller vessels to spread around the house.



We have a large old gardenia bush in our back yard and it has more blooms this year than it ever has before. Not sure what caused that, but I love the smell and had to bring some in. I just wish they lasted longer.

Little gardenia clippings added to this petite glass vase and placed in the foyer. I wish y'all could smell these.

The gardenias in the little vase didn't last long so I added hydrangeas to this vignette.

Another enamelware bucket of blooms sit in the sun room.

And this jar full sits on the coffee table in the sun room.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found some ideas to use in your home.



I hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!


15 comments:

  1. nothing like the smell of flowers fro our own gardens! gardenias smell divine. enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Our hydrangeas and gardenias have just exploded this year. Tons of blooms every day. I did cut them down hard and with the lovely spring rains, they were very happy to put on a show. I am also enjoying them around the house as well.

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  3. My gardenias (I live in NC) are absolutely gorgeous and prolific this year. I have found that adding flower food (the kind included with freshly cut flowers from your local garden center or grocery store) helps to prolong any kind of bloom, esp. gardenias. Kim, I love the arrangements in your beautiful vignettes.

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  4. I love having fresh flowers in the house - always! This time of year is great because I have so much in our yard to cut from. I'm sad my lilacs are gone though! One of my favorites. I like the gardenia scent outdoors but I can't handle it in the house. My hydrangeas are just now starting but they will continue till fall - well the white ones do. My pink doesn't last as long. I agree with Susan above; our rainy late winter/early spring has made everything just gorgeous, green and lush this year! Happy weekend!

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  5. Your flowers and vessels are look pretty Kim!

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  6. My hydrangeas were so huge last year, the toppled over. I cut them way back not knowing if they would bloom this year but they are budding! Yay! However if they get so huge again and fall over, I may replace with Endless Summer next year. Plus I understand those tolerate the heat better.

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  7. My hydrangeas don't bloom for another few weeks, love seeing yours. A few years back my good friend's son was getting married and we were able to use one bush to get enough for the entire wedding. I read up on how to make them last and you put the cut branches in water when cutting, then bring inside and put stems in boiling water (to open them) for 30 seconds, then put alum on the tip of the stem and put in vase. Wow I couldn't believe how long they lasted indoors, like over a week.

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  8. There is nothing like fresh flowers around the house...they are all very beautiful and enhance each room....your hydrangeas are beautiful...miss mine!...Now off to complete the 3rd arrangement of the day!...Have a great weekend!

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  9. Hi Kim,
    Your Hydrangea's look great. I love having fresh cut flowers in the house too. So nice you can go out in the yard and cut them. My Hydrangea's are just getting ready to bloom up here . Happy Friday.
    Kris

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  10. Gorgeous display of hydrangea and gardenia - both favs! My hydrangea aren't in bloom yet up here in the northeast, but I have loads of buds, can't wait!

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  11. I do love the smell of gardenias and big mophead hydrangeas are my very favorite flowers!

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  12. Wish I lived next door. I'd help you "save" your blooms from the heat. You have some serious hydrangea bushes. I'm envious! Happy June, Kim.

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  13. My daughter sent fresh hydrangeas for Mothers' Day, a total of 8 huge blooms. There were 2 pink, 2 blue, and 4 white with a slight greenish tinge. The pink were the first to go, then the blue, the whites lasted much longer, over 2 weeks. With each 2nd day water change, I washed the vase, snipped the stems, then added only a drop of bleach to the water and stirred. Just a little extra care seemed to extend the enjoyment of such gorgeous blooms.

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  14. I have read about various ways to cut hydrangeas to make them last and it always seems like a lot of work. Any shortcuts?

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  15. Gorgeous! Your hydrangea and gardenia bushes are certainly giving you a lot of beautiful blooms this year. Love them in the enamel buckets! Mine is blooming like crazy too. First time since we planted them 3 years ago.

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