Trader Joe’s flowers are so gorgeous, and I’m drawn to them like bees to honey … or flowers ;)
I can always find something seasonal, and a bit unique, and when I saw a bunch with a succulent on top, whoa, better than a rose I say!
I can’t remember what exactly was in the little Trader Joe’s bunch I purchased (sorry), but it kinda went like this …… so in the actual bunch there was:
- 1 succulent tip (stabbed onto a skewer and then hot glued … I think)
- 4 off-white stock (since they are bulky, I only used two)
- 2 soldago (solidago)
- 2 bunches spray roses
and each stem was approximately 20 inches in length. And all for $12.99.
How to Prepare and Arrange your Trader Joe’s Flowers
- When you get your flowers home, remove from wrapper, recut about an inch off all stems, and place in a fresh bucket of water. Let them sit and fluff up for a half hour or so.
- Choose a vase and fill with cold water, mixing in the flower food that usually comes with the flowers.
- Cut stems on the diagonal with a sharp knife to the length that you want your final bouquet to be. Remove all foliage that would be under water. Also remove excess or damaged foliage near the top. This lets the flowers shine and take centre stage.
For my mini bouquet, since my bud vase is 6 inches in height, I cut my flowers in varying heights:
- Soldago: 11 inches
- Succulent: 10 inches (be careful not to touch the succulent leaves as it will damage what is called the “bloom” and leave unsightly scuff marks)
- Stock: 9 inches
- Spray roses: 6-7 inches
Insert soldago on opposite sides of the vase.
Add two stock on opposite sides, fill in with spray roses and add succulent last … ta da! Easy peasy.
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