As autumn gets into full swing, it can be difficult to wake up to dark skies and grey days, so having a gorgeously bright bouquet to brighten up our home is always welcome here. My love for fresh florals is no secret and I always have flowers around our home, and quite a few houseplants too.
For the past couple of weeks I have had a beautiful, bright, sunshine filled bouquet brighten up our dining table and everytime I come downstairs and see the gorgeous colours it fills our room with, it never fails to bring a smile to my face.
I introduced Beards & Daisies last month with my feature of a gorgeous British Floral bouquet, and I have been just as impressed this month with October's bright yellow themed option. This month the bouquet I received is a Letterbox Bouquet; a floral arrangement that has been carefully placed inside a box slim enough to fit right through your letter box, meaning you can get flowers delivered to you home even when you're not there. They came with the same care instructions, flower food and amount of florals as other bouquets on offer from Beards & Daisies, simply presented in a more convenient way for home delivery.
Packaged with care, each stem arrived perfectly safe and I happily arrived my bouquet as soon as it arrived. Splashes of purple among a sea of yellows, it felt like the perfect way to keep a touch of summer in our home.
Last month I shared part of an interview I had with the founder of Beards & Daisies, Joanne, and this month I have two more questions to share with you all. You can catch part one of the interview here.
Do you have a favourite season to work on bouquets and floral displays?Ordinarily I would say I love summer as I've been working with a lot of British flowers recently and there is far greater selectin during the summer months, however we've just been photographing the Christmas collection and the bouquets and colours are so lovely and rich looking (with a healthy dash of snow, gold and sparkle!), so I'm loving the changing seasons right now.
Do you have any tips for extending the life of bouquets?Absolutely! Following some basic tips you can really maximize the life of your bouquet. 1. Always cut the stems on arrival at a 45 degree angle; this is how the flowers drink the most water and then re-cut every 3 days along with changing the water. 2. Bananas and avocados are not friends with your flowers, you can easily loose a days worth of flower life if they were to be left in the fruit bowl in the same room as your flowers. 3. Keep out of the sun. I see so many vases of flowers in windows but it's too draughty at night and too hot in the day. 4. When you change the water, add a dash of bleach to the water. It will have the same benefits as your flower food!
Thanks again to Joanne for answering some of my questions. I'm even more excited for the festive season now that I know Beards & Daisies will have a gorgeous selection of bouquets on offer, and who knew bleach worked just like flower food? I'll have to try that!
You can check out the full range over at www.beardsanddaisies.co.uk, and don't forget to check back next month when I will be sharing the final installment of my interview with Joanne.
What are your favourite flowers to fill your home with?
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