What’s in a vase?
A lot, as it happens…
Choosing the perfect vessel for your bouquets is more important than many of us realise. Flower extraordinaire and in-house designer at 89 Petals, Megan helps you find the ideal vase to display your blooms in all their beautiful floral glory…
Here at 89 Petals we like a vase which is wider at the top and bottom, and slightly narrower in the middle.
This gives your arrangement support, but the wide neck allows the stems to flare for maximum impact. It's ideal for all flower types and designs, so definitely one worth having.
89 Petals top tips
- Choose a clear glass vase over ceramic ones, so you can monitor the water and see when your petals require a fresh dose of water. It also allows the stems to become part of the floral design.
- Ideally your vase should be a third of the length of the stem, otherwise the arrangement is top heavy and could topple over.
- Fill the vase half full with water, and ensure there are no leaves and foliage beneath the water line. Most flowers are very thirsty and need nice deep water, especially petals like roses and hydrangeas.
- Some flowers last longer than others, so keep your bouquet looking beautiful for longer, pull out the bits which are dying off, and pinch out wilting buddy bits.