Welcome to your Box of Blooms

April 15 - April 30, 2020

Greetings!! You've just received your Belle Fleur Box of Blooms and it's time to bring Spring into your home and start channeling your inner floral designer. In this week's segment, noted floral designer Meredith Waga Perez, owner of Belle Fleur, an acclaimed floral design boutique in New York City, will walk you through a step-by-step process on how to clean and condition the stunning flowers that have arrived at your doorstep, directly from some of the finest floral farms in Holland. She'll also guide you on how to design and create beautiful arrangements with these blossoms, ensuring your home will look and feel amazing.

SEGMENT 1.1: INTRODUCTION TO YOUR BOX OF BLOOMS

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WHAT'S IN YOUR BOX OF BLOOMS?

Queensland Coral-Fringed Tulips, 30 stems. These stunning flowers have a unique colored fringed edge that gives them a ruffled texture and makes them quite special.

Coral Sunset Peonies, 10 stems (20 in large Box of Blooms). These luscious flowers will bloom from a golfball sized bud to about the size of a softball and over time, the color will transform from coral to pink to pale yellow. Truly magnificent.

Top White Hyacinth, 25 stems. These beauties are tightly wound but will blossom into hundreds of fragrant white florets. They will emit a sweet, heady aroma that will waft through your home.

Captain Ventura Creme Calla Lilies, 20 stems (large Box of Blooms only). These long and lovely flowers are striking and modern, and one of the easiest flowers to condition. They're long-lasting too.

SEGMENT 1.2: CLEANING & CONDITIONING YOUR FLOWERS

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CLEANING AND CONDITIONING YOUR FLOWERS

To condition Tulips, find the right sized vase and cut them to fit. Trim the stems by cutting them at an angle and immediately place them in cool water. These respond best when left to condition in water for several hours.

With Peonies, strip most of the foliage and cut the stems to fit your vase of choice and place them in cool water immediately. If your buds are tight and you want them to open faster, put them in warmer water.

Hyacinths take a little work, but are well worth the effort. Trim the rooted base and remove the foliage, then place in cool water to condition for several hours where you will see them begin to open.

Calla Lilies are not only stunning, but they are the easiest flower to condition. It's as simple as cutting the ends to size (always at an angle), and placing them in a tall vase filled with cool water.

SEGMENT 1.3: ARRANGING YOUR FLOWERS

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DESIGNING AND ARRANGING YOUR FLOWERS

We chose to place all of our fringed Tulips in smaller vases to showcase their beauty and to be able to spread them around the house.

Your Peonies will open up in a big way over time and start to transition in color as they develop. Nothing ages better than a Peony!

The extremely fragrant white Hyacinth look fantastic when stripped of the greens and clustered together. We split them into two medium sized vases.

The Calla Lilies look so dramatic when placed at an angle in a tall vase. These need to be placed in an area with a strong focal point, like an entry foyer.

SEE WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE WITH THEIR BOX OF BLOOMS

Want to share your beautiful designs?

Send an image of your arrangement to meredith@bellefleurny.com so we can feature it here!

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