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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Thanks so much for the tutorial Barb , I love the addition of the succulent , you created a perfect arrangement and your photographs are perfect too !
Thank you so much Lynn!
Beautiful Barb! How do you get such a great white background?
Thank you Jean! Oh goodness, it’s hard to get a white background and even harder to get a series that have identical whites. I try to take all photos at the same time, and then adjust exposure and white balance in Lightroom. It’s very tricky … you almost have to overexpose and “blow it out”.
LOVE your photos, the colors are divine ! Thanks for sharing your tips too :)
Thanks Caz! :)
Mary C. says
You had me at succulent! You put things together so beautifully and your photos always give me the warm fuzzies. Trader Joe’s should see what you did with their flowers!
Thank you Mary xo
Sharon Barker says
What a delightful bouquet. I love the idea of including the succulent and using a skewer for its stem. Brilliant! I have a real fondness for succulents but have never used them like this. Will be though now that you’ve shared that trick. Thank you Barb.
Thanky ou Sharon! and thank you for stopping by xo
Truly inspirational~ You even added the flower names! I so enjoy your blog! :)
Thank you Sue!
Cameron Ross Steiner says
What are the stock flowers? We bought them but don’t know what they are.