Welcome to your Box of Blooms

July 2-16, 2020

Greetings flower lovers!! You've just received your Belle Fleur Box of Blooms and it's time to bring more Spring into your home and start channeling your inner floral designer. In this week's segment, noted floral designer Meredith Waga Perez, owner and Creative Director of acclaimed floral & event design boutique, Belle Fleur, will walk you through a step-by-step process on how to clean and condition the stunning flowers that have landed on your doorstep, directly from 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.


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Miss Piggy roses are orange/pink in color and while it has a smallish head, it does blossom into a larger flower that changes colors as it opens up.

Make sure you cut the stems at an angle and drop them into cool water immediately. These roses luckily have no thorns so conditioning them should be pain-free.

When designing, make sure to strip of some or all of the leaves, depending on what you want to do. Always cut down to size incrementally until they fit in your vase of choice.

We like making several small tightly clustered arrangements to serve multiple rooms. Be sure to replenish the water daily so that your flowers stay as fresh as possible.


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Lisianthus is a delicate wild flower that blooms in late spring and early summer in Holland. To start conditioning them, place the bundled stems in water as soon as they arrive.

Be sure to strip the bottom half of the stem of all greenery (about 70-80%), leaving only a few leaves near the top. This will allow the flowers to be the focal point and keep the leaves from taking all the hydration.

Cut the stems at an angle and place them in cool water. SOme of the more delicate stems may break off, but save them for small vases.

Our finished arrangement celebrates the free and wild nature of the Lisianthus. We placed them loosely in a vase and let them fall where they may for a natural and easy look.


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White Vanda orchids are robust and grow multiple flowers on each stem. They will arrive with water tubes, so be sure to remove them as soon as you are ready to start arranging.

This Yellow Phalaenopsis orchid is unique and rare in its pale yellow color. They tend to be long and hold multiple flowers on each stem.

Orchids are easy to work with since there is no conditioning needed. All you need to do is trim the stem slightly and drop them into your vase of choice.

Our finished arrangement celebrates the free and wild nature of the Lisianthus. We placed them loosely in a vase and let them fall where they may for a natural and easy look.


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Chamomile is the ultimate 'country' flower with its tiny button flowers with bright yellow centers. It will brighten up any spot in your home and is sure to make you smile.

Chamomile smells lovely and looks great, but it requires work. Be sure to lay a protective layer on your work surface to avoid any staining from the pollen and get to work stripping ALL the greenery.

We strip all the greens leaving only the stems and the flowers. We do this because the leaves tend to wilt and die within 24 hours but the flowers live on for some time. Refreshen the water daily.

All that conditioning will be worth it when you see your arrangement lighting up your space. This sturdy flower should last so long as you change the water and trim the stems daily.

Want to share your beautiful designs?

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